HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM
Provided by: Lynn April
Total time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
|1 cup (240g) heavy cream (or heavy whipping cream)|
|1 Tablespoon (8g or 13g) sugar1|
|½ to 1 teaspoon vanilla extract|
- Pour the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
- Turn the mixer to medium speed (KitchenAid stand mixer speed 4 or 5, handheld mixer speed 2 or 3). The mixture will start to get frothy and bubbly. After about 2 to 3 minutes, the mixture will start to thicken.
- Once mixture is visibly thick (you will be able to see the trail of the whisk), increase the speed to medium-high (KitchenAid speed 7 or 8, handheld mixer speed 4 or 5) and beat for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute. At this point, your whipped cream should start to look "billowy" and the trails from your whisk will be quite distinct.
- Pull the whisk out of the bowl and check that the whipped cream in the bowl has formed what are called "stiff peaks." This is just a fancy term for "the whipped cream stays standing up when you pull something out of it."
- Double check that your whipped cream is done by removing the whisk and flipping it upside down. If the peak stays tall without drooping off, it's done. If it's still a bit droopy, put the whisk attachment back on the mixer and beat another 10-15 seconds on medium-high (KitchenAid speed 7 or 8, handheld mixer speed 4 or 5) until stiff peaks form, checking after each 10-15 second increment.
- Use immediately on your favorite dessert. Store whipped cream covered tightly in the refrigerator up to 2 days. See notes2 for freezing instructions.
How do you use a hand mixer for whipping cream?
Add heavy whipping cream to bowl and beat by hand with a whisk, or use an electric mixer. If using an electric mixer, beat on medium to medium-high speed (I use speed setting 6 on my kitchenaid).
How do you use a hand mixer to beat?
Beating can be done by hand with a whisk or using a stand mixer with either the paddle or whisk attachment (or an electric handheld mixer) on medium to high speed. Beating requires some liquid and can be used to mix liquid ingredients or a combination of dry and liquid ingredients.
Can I use a hand mixer as a stand mixer?
If a stand mixer recipe instructs you to use the paddle attachment, use the beaters on a hand mixer. When a stand-mixer recipe calls for whisking the eggs, you can use the whisk attachment on your hand mixer.
What are the different kitchen mixer attachments?
Kitchen Mixer Attachments and How To Use Them. 1 1. Flat Beater. The flat beater is probably the most versatile since it can be used to thoroughly mix nearly all kinds of mixtures. It is most … 2 2. Dough Hook. 3 3. Balloon Whisk. 4 4. Flex Edge Beater.