Learn how to make stabilized whipped cream in this easy step by step tutorial! With a secret ingredient your whipped cream will stand up and not go all weepy on you. You can make it ahead of time, and save yourself from going all weepy as well!
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In my early days of baking, I was convinced I could do it all. And I was convinced I could get it all done the day of a big event.
Apparently I thought I had some secret Avengers like powers. Some can leap tall buildings. Some can throw special hammers. Me? My super power is covered in sugar and sprinkles.
Secretly I was always stressing out while everyone else was enjoying themselves. No longer friends. Enter stabilized whipped cream. Where have you been all my holidays stabilized whipped cream?
What Is Stabilized Whipped Cream?
You know that “frosting” you seem some times on cakes in bakeries, and when you take a bite you realize it is actually whipped cream? That is stabilized whipped cream.
Whipped cream that is stable and beautiful to pipe onto cakes. It’s whipped cream with attitude.
And… You can make this whipped cream a day in advance. Did the heavens just open up on you too?
And according to the Spruce, you can even freeze it. Yes, freeze it. Seriously birds chirping over here.
How To Make Stabilized Whipped Cream- Step By Step
Step one: Gather your ingredients. To make stabilized whipped cream you need your basic whipped cream ingredients: powdered sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream and the secret weapon- gelatin.
Step two: First you need to dissolve the gelatin. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then go ahead and microwave the gelatin mixture for about 10 seconds to dissolve it.
Step three: In your stand mixer bowl, add your heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
Step four: Using your whisk attachment, whisk the ingredients. Drizzle the gelatin mixture in.
So refrain from picking up that blue tub of you know what stuff in the freezer section or a can of whipped cream spray. Walk away. You have now seen the light of whipped cream you can make it advance that will actually hold up on you and not disappoint you.
Recipes To Use this Stabilized Whipped Cream On:
To Make This Stabilized Whipped Cream You Will Need:
Stabilized Whipped Cream
Whipped Cream That Will Hold Up And Pipe Beautifully! You can make this in advance too!
- 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 4 teaspoons cold water
- 1 cup (230 grams, 8.2 ounces) heavy cream
- 1/2 cup (57 grams) powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place cold water in small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over it. Let sit for 5 minutes.
While it's sitting, place heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment or in a mixing bowl if using an electric beater. Once gelatin is set, place bowl in microwave and heat until gelatin turns to liquid, about 10 seconds.
Turn mixer on to start beating cream. Let it run for about 1 minute and then with the mixer on high, very slowly pour the melted gelatin in, in a small steady stream.
Continue beating cream until you reach medium-stiff peaks. Spread or pipe whipped cream as desired.
You can make this a day in advance. Just keep covered and keep in the refrigerator. You can also freeze this. Just line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pipe or spoon serving size portions onto the sheet and freeze. Then transfer to a container and store in the freezer. Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites
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