At any holiday party you'll usually find pies for dessert, with whipped cream for topping them. Our own holiday party is coming up this Sunday, and I was tempted to buy Reddi Whip or some other canned whipped cream to accompany the desserts. But one look at the high prices for canned whipped cream, not to mention the waste of packaging, reminded me why I always whip my own.
A can of whipped cream, which is enough to top two pies, costs anywhere from $2.50 if it's on sale to $5 regular price, and that's assuming you're not buying organic. The can is a nightmare for recycling facilities because it's made of metal that is interlocked with plastic components. ... read more