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Friday, April 25, 2014

Stabilized Whipped Cream




You will often need whipped cream for a frosting or filling and these Stabilized Whipped Cream recipes will be perfect for either.  This is used when you may need to keep a dessert for more than a day.  The whipped cream will not separate or weep on your dessert and desserts can be kept in the refrigerator for at least three days.

Stabilized Whipped Cream #1
1 teaspoon plain gelatin
4 tablespoons water
2 cups chilled whipping cream
2-4 tablespoons extra fine sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (I used vanilla bean paste)

Remove about ¼ cup of the whipping cream and set aside.

Place cold water in small microwaveable bowl.  Sprinkle gelatin over the water and let sit about 5 minutes until it is thickened. (This is called blooming the gelatin.)  Place the gelatin in the microwave for about 5-10 seconds or until it dissolves and is clear.  Set aside to cool to room temperature but do not let it get cold enough to set.  When gelatin is at room temperature, combine with the ¼ cup of the whipping cream that you set aside.  Mix well. 

Add the remaining chilled whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of your mixer and beat on medium speed until frothy.  Pour the reserved cream and gelatin mixture while still beating and increase speed and whip until cream is a medium stiff peak.  Be careful not to whip your cream into butter.  

For the Stabilized Whipped Cream:  Bloom the plain gelatin in cold water.  Heat the bloomed gelatin in the microwave for a few seconds until it becomes liquid.  Mix with reserved ¼ cup of whipping cream.  Whip the remaining cream, sugar and vanilla together while pouring in the gelatin mixture. Don't over-whip your cream into butter.

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Here is another recipe for Stabilized Whipped Cream.  It was given to me by my sister-in-law, Mary, who is an excellent cook and baker.  This works very well because the added milk powder gives added milk solids which helps to stabilize the cream.  

Stabilized Whipped Cream #2
2 cups whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoon powdered skim milk powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip cream to soft peaks.  Add the sugar, milk powder and vanilla.  Whip until stiff.  

 
Commercial whipped cream stabilizers work really well. I have used Dr. Oetker's "Whip it" with great success.  It contains modified corn starch which is the same ingredient found in instant puddings.  

Stabilized Whipped Cream #3

2 cups whipping cream
2 packages  "Whip it"
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Add the "Whip it" to the cream in a deep bowl.  Beat until soft peaks form.  Add the sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until stiff..

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