Last Updated on January 26, 2023 by Ellen Christian
Making real whipped cream is an absolute must for holiday desserts and drinks. Whether you want whipped cream to top your pie or your hot chocolate, homemade is the way to go. And, there is no comparison to the frozen whipped topping you buy at the store.
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Making Real Whipped Cream
Making real whipped cream is very simple and it really only takes a few minutes to do. You can make it with a stand mixer, electric beater or an immersion blender. Or, if you have a lot of patience and a strong arm, you can make it with a whisk.
When it comes to making real whipped cream, I opt for the Mealthy Hand Blend Immersion Blender Set. It’s compact and takes up no counter space. And, I can use it to make my homemade salad dressings, real mayonnaise or even this easy pesto recipe.
How do I make heavy whipping cream?
If you’re making real whipped cream, you need to start with heavy whipping cream. If you don’t have whipping cream and want to avoid heading to the store, you can start with 2/3 cup of cold whole milk and 1/3 cup of melted butter (not margarine). Note that this will NOT work for making whipped cream. But, it is a good substitution in soups.
How do you whip cream by hand?
If you want to whip cream by hand, you can start with an immersion blender with a whisk attachment and a tall container. If you prefer not to use an appliance, you will need a whisk and a large metal bowl.
What is heavy cream?
Heavy cream and whipping cream are the same thing. It is a cream that has a milk fat content between 36 and 40%. The higher the milk fat content, the easier it is to make real whipped cream. And, regular whole milk has a milk fat content between 3 and 4 percent.
How to store heavy cream
As with any dairy product, heavy cream should be stored in the refrigerator. If you’ll be making real whipped cream with your heavy cream, you want to store it in the coldest part of your refrigerator for the highest peaks.
Whipped cream ingredients
Whipped cream is simply heavy whipping cream that has been whipped to cause the fat molecules to bond together and incorporate air. That’s all there is to it. However. most people are used to the taste of whipped topping that they buy at the store. And, that has sweetener added to it.
You can add a bit of powdered sugar or a drop of vanilla to give your whipped cream a sweeter taste if you like. I prefer a few packets of stevia over other sweeteners.
If you’re wondering what to use your homemade whipping cream on, check out a few of these recipes:
I use the Mealthy Hand Blend Immersion Blender Set. It includes a powerful stainless steel immersion blender and includes a chopper, whisk and smoothie cup. The immersion blender has a speed dial plus turbo mode. And, you have instant access to thousands of recipes and step by step videos using the Mealthy App.
Now, you may remember that I’ve reviewed the Mealthy Pot before. You can use this hand blend immersion blender set with the Mealthy Pot. Just make your favorite soups and puree them all in one pot.
- 1 container of heavy whipping cream
- 2 packets of stevia (optional)
- 2 tablespoons of sugar (optional)
- 1 or 2 drops of vanilla (optional)
- Pour the heavy whipping cream in a tall glass measuring cup or metal bowl.
- Whip with the immersion blender until soft peaks form.
- Sprinkle the sugar or add the vanilla at this time.
- Continue to beat until high peaks form.
- Chill up to two hours.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g
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