- Prep Time10 Mins
- Cook Time10 Mins
The whipped cream is the most sought after ingredient, especially when we are making any kind of desserts or hot drinks. Also, they can be used as toppings. It is very yummy to taste, not to forget it is also a treat to the eyes, which is more like a vanilla ice cream.
The best part of the original whipped cream is it does not contain any kind of preservatives or additives. Here are a few amazing tips and tricks for you that will also help you to get varied flavors of the whipped cream.
Not only flavors, but you can also get the desired texture and consistency if you follow these simple methods for how to make whipped cream from scratch.
Whipped Cream from Scratch
Whipped cream is a recipe that can be made at home in a hygienic environment that could be stored for as long as five days in the refrigerator. But before we start, there are a few prerequisite knowledge one should have about the whipped cream.
Whipped cream doubles in volume when made from heavy cream. So, you need to take the proper amount of ingredients to get the desired quantity of whipped cream.
So far as the equipment options are considered, one may use a hand mixer, stand mixer, an immersion blender. One can also whip the cream with one’s hand.
If you start by freezing your bowl and beaters to get the whipped cream faster. Cold temperature can be ensured by using two types of bowls, either a stainless steel one or one made of tempered glass. The plastic bowl is not a good option.
Use a hand mixer or immersion blender if you want to save time. Deep freeze a selective and stable bowl for 15 minutes in the future. But, it should be ensured that the bowl has a small base and tall sides. Next, take heavy whipping cream.
You may now add a tiny bit of sweetener and vanilla, in a way if you want to get better flavors. You may add powdered sugar, or maple syrup, or honey, at your convenience to boost its flavors.
Do not get disappointed when you initially start to blend the mixture because you may not instantly observe anything significant.
The texture and consistency of the whipped cream changes with continuous whipping and stirring. It goes from having soft peaks to having stiff peaks through medium peaks.
Use your whipped cream to make delicious dishes for your loved ones. You can make pies, tarts, fruity crisps, cakes without frosting, coffee, pastries, and many more things.
For people with no prior experience, there are some factors that differentiate between soft, medium, and hard peaks.
Soft peaks resemble more like the half-melted ice cream. Soft peaks can be folded skilfully into desserts or floating on top of Irish coffee.
Medium peaks have a more stable structure, consistency, and significant swirl marks.
The stiff peaks will have even more crowded swirl marks, making it very much ideal for icing the cake if you prefer to have iced cake of stiff peak structure.
When you whip the cream even after the stiff peaks, you will find the mixture to be grainy and losing volume slowly. The fats and liquid separate, and this will lead to the formatting of butter.
In case you have over whipped your cream, you can still fix this. Put the mixture to chill in the freezer for about half an hour to an hour. Next, take a spatula, stir it to combine. To fix it even better, you can take some more amount of the heavy cream, add it, and beat it more to get the whipped cream.
Homemade Whipped Cream
The Preparation Time may take 10 minutes, which is the total time as well.
The ingredients taken here will serve around 2 medium cups of the whipped cream. It is a very classic cuisine.
Ingredients needed for making Whipped Cream
- 1 cup of chilled heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey or powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Step by Guide How to Make Whipped Cream from Scratch
Step 1-Take a mixing bowl, which may be sturdy glass like Pyrex or stainless steel. Keep the bowl in the freezer to let it chill; you may keep it for about 20 minutes. This chilling bowl will help the making of the cream faster than if made at room temperature.
Step 2: Now combine together the vanilla extract and the chilled cream in the bowl. Also, do not forget to add the sweetener to it.
Step 3: Now, start to blend at low speed and slowly to increase to medium-high.
Step 4: The next step is to blend it for a little more time till the amount of the cream appears to be double than the one initially taken.
To get soft peaks, continue to blend till you notice the mixture turning into melted ice cream, and you could also notice the light swirl marks when you lift the mixer.
If you wish to have medium peaks, blend it a little more to the time when you find crowded marks of the swirl. These are easily visible when the mixer gets lifted up.
If you wish to have really stiff peaks, then blend it for some more time till you find them turning into the texture of cool whip. They will have even more crowded marks than the medium peaks. People should take care of how much they are whipping because overdone whipping can convert it into butter.
You may store the Whipped cream in the freezer up to five days after you are done. The homemade whipped cream tends to contract in volume if kept for a long time, so when you need it, try to whip it ightly to get back the original texture again.
Tips and Tricks
If you want to try some more flavors of the whipped cream, you can try a little experiment, including the following:
- Add 1 or 2 teaspoons bourbon or whisky, or
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice blend, or
- ¼ teaspoon mint or almond extract, or
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or peanut butter
Add 2 tablespoons thick yogurt or crème Fra