Whipped cream, the feather soft and pearl white sweet indulgence is a favourite of many. Snow like in texture and colour, whipped cream is a lighter version of heavy cream (heavy cream contains 36% milk fat while whipped cream is about 30% fat). It is because of this lightness, whipped cream is used to adorn cakes and even drinks, to which it lends a layer of sweet and creamy goodness.
But what is whipped cream? It is nothing but heavy cream that is whisked until it gets fluffy and light. Whipped cream is also super simple to make at home; all you need is a good whisker. This resultant, froth-like, rich, creamy product can be added to a lot of delicacies such as cakes, cookies, ice-creams, hot chocolates and coffee toppings and more.
Adding to the joy is the fact that whipped cream is much more in quantity than the cream used to make it, because of the tiny air bubbles that are created while whipping. Read ahead and learn how to make whipping cream at home, and ways to enjoy it.
There are many ways to use whipped cream, be it for desserts, main course or even for soups. Yes, there are delicious soups and salads made using whipped cream apart from the pies, tarts, cupcakes and cakes you have heard of. The most common way of using whipped cream is as a topping to hot chocolate, coffee or even fruit shakes.
While adding whipped cream to desserts and drinks could elevate them to a whole new level, using left over whipped cream could also be delightful. If you have made a significant amount of whipped cream, which you would not be using immediately, then storing it in the refrigerator immediately is the next wise step. Next morning, just pull it out and add a couple of spoons to your breakfast oatmeal or pancakes. If you are a morning coffee or hot chocolate person then adding whipped cream as a topping to these drinks will also be a good idea.
To make whipped cream you need heavy cream and a whisker that could be an electric whisker, hand whisker or even a fork. You can choose to blend in some sugar, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or other flavorings as well. If you are looking to make whipped cream that does not go flat soon, then adding a stabiliser would be a great idea; you can use gelatin or whipped egg whites for that. Using some icing sugar is also not a bad idea; you can add some of that to stiffen the whipped cream. Begin with whisking 30% fat heavy cream and once it begins to get its texture and fluff, add flavours and sugar. Be careful to not whip for too long as that could result in hardened butter and no cream.
However, there are certain important things to keep in mind when whipping cream at home. The cream's temperature and the temperature of the utensil it is being whipped in are important factors. One must make sure the cream is kept in the refrigerator until the whipping procedure begins. Another way is to place the whipping bowl on another larger bowl with ice cubes and ice water to maintain the cool temperature.
You can literally add whipped cream to almost everything, but it's mostly used in desserts or sweet somethings such as:
The major difference between whipping cream and heavy cream is the fat content. While whipping cream is lighter and fluffier, heavy whipping cream is much thicker. Given the only difference is the fat content and the texture, heavy whipping cream and heavy cream can be used interchangeably. While heavy cream will whip better and also hold its shape for much longer, whipping cream is much softer and lighter and can loose its texture soon.
Bakerswhip whipping cream comes in powder form, which can be easily converted into a creamy texture. Simply add milk or water and whisk the powder to easily convert it into whipping cream, within minutes. Use the whipped cream to decorate cakes, cup cakes or any other desserts and puddings.
This whipping cream powder from Bogatchi gets easily converted into whipped cream within 5 minutes. It is 100% gluten free and non-GMO, which serves cravings in a pure form. Just add some cold water and whip for about 5 minutes to enjoy delicious cakes and shake toppings.
Spin up a bowl of appetizing whipped cream.
This dairy cream from Puramate is heavy cream powder which converts into thick consistency for an even textured whipped cream. This whipped cream is 100% vegetarian, and is also free of egg and gelatin. This whipped cream is made with low fat dairy cream and can make for a great, daily add-on to shakes and coffees.
Vintop's whipping cream powder results in an impressive lot of whipped cream. Use it to decorate your cakes, pies, tarts and other such dishes, and add a twist of luxury and richness to them. The distinctive texture and smoothness of this whipped cream makes it highly enjoyable.
The light, fluffy vanilla flavoured whipping cream from Puramio can brighten up any dish, and that also immediately. The smooth texture and taste of this whipping cream makes it a perfect add on for all your dishes. Ideal for cake decoration and milk shakes, this whipped cream stays in place for long.
Whipped cream is made from heavy cream, which is whisked thoroughly to make a lighter, fluffier version of it. The heavy cream can be whisked using an electric whisker or a manual, handheld whisker to make the cream fluff up and become lighter.
Whipping cream is the raw ingredient that can be whisked to turn it into a fluffy whipped cream.
Whipped cream can last upto 2-3 days in a refrigerator.
Whipped cream is high on calories but is also rich in certain vitamins such as A, K, E, D and also packs in calcium, choline, phosphorus, protein and fat.
Heavy cream and whipping cream are essentially the same when it comes to fat content; but whipping cream is much lighter in texture and taste as compared to heavy cream which feels thick.
The simplest three ingredient recipe for heavy whipping cream is - heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Place cold, refrigerated heavy cream into a bowl and start whisking. Once you see the cream fluff and become light, add some granulated sugar along with some vanilla essence.
There can be many delicious recipes made using whipping cream and you can try your hand at a few of these. Blend in some whipping cream to your cold coffee shake, or add it as a topping to your fruit shakes or oreo shake. You can even use it on your banana Nutella sandwich or spread it over cookies and cakes. Also try adding it to any sweet drink to enhance its taste.
Using stabilisers such as gelatin or egg whites can fluff up your whipped cream better and also help to hold its shape for longer.
|Product||Price in India|
|Bakerswhip Whipping Cream Powder, 450g||₹ 375|
|BOGATCHI Whipping Cream Powder, Non GMO |Tasty | Gluten Free, Whipping Cream for Cakes, Cup Cakes, Coffee, , Muffins, Tarts,, 180g , Free Measuring Spoon||₹ 389|
|Puramate Whipped Cream Powder-(Chocolate), 100g||₹ 130|
|Vintop Whipping Cream Powder,400 gm||₹ 325|
|Puramio Whipping Cream Powder (Vanilla), 700g||₹ 588|
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