What dessert isn’t made better with a dollop of whipped cream? One of the easiest ways to make cream even more versatile is learning how to make stabilized whipped cream. This is the technique the pros use to make picture perfect whipped cream frosting that stays gorgeous, even when made in advance!Stabilized whipped cream can hold it’s shape for longer and in warmer conditions than typical whipped cream. It pipes better on cupcakes, maintains it’s light, airy texture better in whipped desserts, and can just plain outlast the ordinary whipped cream made from just sugar and cream.It takes less than five minutes to put together and is well-worth the effort, especially when you’re making frostings for cakes or cupcakes. I generally stabilize whipped cream in no-bake desserts like chocolate mint brownie cheesecake or when I make Nutella cream puffs.
There are different ways to stabilize whipped cream, but I use gelatin. It’s easy and affordable and the little packets can last for ages in my pantry.
Here’s my stabilized whipped cream recipe that’s light and lush without affecting flavor.
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon powdered unflavored gelatin
- 4 teaspoons water
- Combine water and gelatin in a small pan or heatproof ramekin. Set aside for 3 minutes to "bloom" or gel.
- Place on the stove over low heat and stir until liquified and dissolved. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Gelatin should be the consistency of egg whites, not solid!
- Whip cream and sugar to form soft peaks and slowly pour in gelatin. Whip to firm peaks. Presto!
Next time you’re making pound cake cupcakes or tender vanilla cupcakes consider piping this as refreshingly light whipped cream frosting right on top! Guarantee the perfect rosettes and swirly-beautiful frosting cascades with my go-to 1M piping tip. This thing is literally great for almost any decorating task.
Sob story…Sadly, I lost my 1M tip a month ago and the two local baking supply shops were both out of stock. I suppose that proves how highly in-demand this piece is in a baker’s kitchen. Here’s hoping next visit I can get my hands on one!Tell me: Where’s your favorite place to buy baking equipment? Please share in the comments below. Who knows, I might give your preferred online shop some business if my local stores still don’t have the goods in stock.