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How to make whipped cream for desserts

How to make whipped cream for desserts

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The purpose of this article is to show you how to make whipped cream for desserts such as puddings, apple pies and tarts.

One of the joys of life is being able to enjoy delicious desserts and the cream on top is the whipped cream (literally in this instance!).  Whether it’s an apple pie, a lemon tart or even just in the middle of a cake, whipped cream can add a delicious topping for any dessert.

The intricacies of using a whipped cream are fairly simple. However, we would always advise buying a number of canisters at the beginning and we would advise buying our 600 Cream Chargers offer as a great starting point.

In technical terms, what you are doing is encouraging the fat molecules to join forces and trap the air. However, if you follow some of our rules below, it will make the process very simple and will ensure that your cream turns our right!

Guidelines for using Whipped Cream

  • Try to ensure there is enough fat in the cream, with an ideal range about 30%. Remember to use only whipping cream and double creams as single creams simply won’t whip.
  • Whipped cream can be used alongside other creamy ingredients such as mascarpone – just make sure there is enough fat content or else it won’t whip.
  • Make sure that the cream is extremely cold. Generally, the colder the better.
  • Also make sure that the bowl you will be using is also cold. If you need to, chill the bowl or ideally, use a metal or a glass bowl if you have one.
  • You can use various different tools to help you whisk. We recommend using MOSA approved Cream Chargers as from our extensive experience within the industry, they produce amazing results.
  • When whipping, make sure its done delicately with care and in a way that is controlled.
  • Make sure not to go over the top with your whipping! Once the cream is stiff, then stop.
  • The cream should be double in size by the time it’s been whipped.

What else can you use whipped cream for?

  • Spreading: The cream will generally continue to get harder and strengthen as you spread it. Just remember, the more you need to move it around once the whipping has been completed, then the lighter the whipped peaks need to be at the start.
  • Piping: A piping bag can be a useful accessory when it comes to whipped cream, as you can softly put the cream in a bag and chill it until you need. You just need to be wary that you don’t over-whip it, or else the warmth from your hands might make the cream go grainy when you come to piping it.
  • Decorations: Many people use the cream as a decoration. Just remember not to put the cream on too early and ideally add it just before serving. If the desserts is liquid, such as something in syrup, then it can be messy to add the whipped cream on top.

This article will give you some good tips on how to get the best from your cream chargers. Whipped Creams can be the icing on the cake for various types of desserts and if you run a business that serves desserts, it’s worth learning the basics of how to whip cream.

Like most things in life, with experience it will become easier to whip the cream.

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