17 December, 2011

How to make Whipped Cream

I live in a place where I go to a supermarket and ask for cream, they direct me to the section where you get beauty creams. They stand dumb found when you say, milk cream or the cream you eat. I'm not saying this based on a single isolated incident but this has happened a lot of times in different shops in and around my area. Believe me, this is no exaggeration.

It isn't easy to find whipping cream or whipped cream in the Indian supermarkets. The best you get is Amul cream.. This one packet, took one month to find me because it's not an easy product to find in our area. Somehow I find it everywhere when I don't need it and when I need it; it suddenly disappears from all the places I shop at. This time I bought it, kept it and made sure that I used it before the expiry date. Thanks to the blog (motivation), otherwise there have been quite a few 1litre packets that I've hoarded and thrown away to the horror of my husband.


So to make whipped cream is no big deal if you have a hand blender or kitchen aid. I don't have both and I've spent a lot of time and energy to whisking it out, sometimes you might wonder, why put so much of an effort but when you use it in the dessert or cake, you'll feel glad.

Now let's get to work.

Things I used:
  • Amul Cream refrigerated
  • Whisk
  • 2 Bowls
  • Ice cubes
Procedure:

1. Pour the Cream into the smaller bowl. Place it into the bigger bowl and fill it with ice cubes.
 

2. Whisk whisk whisk... to incorporate air into it. Whisk till you see soft peaks on the cream and your whipped cream is ready to be used.



Notes:
1. It is easier to whip cream at cold temperatures.
2. If your recipe requires you to use sweetened whipped cream, add powdered sugar and whip.
3. I've added sugar to this while whipping as I was going to use it to make Tiramisu.


66 comments:

  1. A very useful post dear ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  2. Good post...helpful to all the new bakers out there...so thoughtful of u dear.

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  3. My cousin had the same experience too in Kerala, happens a lot I guess:). Amul cream does work pretty well if you can keep everything cold.

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  4. fabulous... i am sure this will be a very useful post for several people who do not have access to whipped cream... Kudos for your efforts to make things simple..

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  5. Thats a nice post , very useful.

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  6. lovely and useful post..please accept an award from my space :)

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  7. u know what, i thought i was the only one who felt this way about the non-availability of whipping cream in india! im so happy 2 have found another person hehe... just like u said, not only do we get lousy low-fat cream but even that is so hard to find! all my trials at whipping them into stiff peaks have been massive dissapointments, and i have tried every way there is!next time im gonna try ur method of using an ice bath. keep my fingers crossed it will work! :)

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  8. Thank you so much... I hope may more people will find it useful.

    Deeps- Even I had a very tiring failed attempt at whipping cream, after which I decided to do a post on it when I found out the way to to it..

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  9. wow u whipped Amul cream!!!! ???? I've had terrible times with it :( it always separates when i try to whip it... and then it ruins the whole dish :(

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  10. Wow, I didn't know this. I get wipped cream powder sachets here, and I ruined 3 sachets and got it right only in the fourth attempt. Will try this next time for sure.

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  11. wow....add me the group..even i hav turned the whole of kerala upside down in search of wipping cream..well thanks to amul...now can anybody tell me where to get cooking chocolate and golden syurp...am lost again..


    and anisha...great post..very helpful...loved it...plz keep posting more...

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  12. Thank you all, I'm glad this is helpful.

    @anonymous: Good to hear from someone who has been through the same plight as mine when it comes to baking goods. I'll keep the blog updated as and when I find stuff for baking or find a good enough substitute for it. :)

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  13. hey anisha, hi.
    first time on your blog.
    interesting posts.
    something just crossed my mind after reading how tough it is for you to find cream.
    i've read somewhere that if one doesn't have heavy cream or half-n-half on hand to add creaminess to soups/curries, one can substitute by boiling whole milk until it reduces to half or 1/3.
    do you think this thick reduced milk can then be whipped to make whipped cream?
    just wondering; i haven't tried.

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  14. Useful post i was trying to beat stiff peaks for my tiramisu post and nothing happened!

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    1. Princy... just make sure all that you use is chilled all the utensils and even the beater attachment and you will get stiff peaks. I hope it works out for you next time.

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  15. This is how I make whipped cream and it comes out pretty good http://howtofixstuff.blogspot.ca/2012/04/how-to-make-whipped-cream-from-scratch.html

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    1. Thanks for the link... it mentions the same process with the electric beater, But I love the flavouring options they've mentioned!

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  16. useful post.. thank u

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    1. Just screwed up my cream.Sitting here trying to figure out what went wrong when i had chilled everything.Will try the ice bath.Thank you for helping out the new bakers...

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    2. I hope it works with ice bath... the weather is too hot to get it right without the ice bath... :)

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  17. Ma'm if this works, I am going to be grateful to you for a long long time. Now wish me luck.

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    1. all the best... let me know if it worked for you.

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  18. hey i ve been whisking for an hour now but it has still not come out
    sun1 pls tell me wat to do

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    1. Hey Shivangi... sorry for the delayed response... did u make sure everything was cold, and did u use the ice bath? since u said u have been whisking for an hour did u keep adding more ice as the ice melted in the ice bath to keep the temperature down? which cream were u using?

      I have tried whisking it many times like this and it has never failed me, I'm curious to know what exactly went wrong with yours...

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  19. hey!!

    just to confirm, AMUL Fresh cream right?
    coz thats the only one i get at my area.

    Or is it any other AMUL cream?

    thanks!!

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    1. Yes I used Amul fresh cream... I think there is only one Amul cream we get all around India... Just make sure everything is cold n maintain the waterbath cold with ice it will work. :)

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  20. great advice...i have tried so hard to make whipping cream in India. Thanks Pathma

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  21. Hey, I was wondering whether is it possible to achieve stiff peaks if whisked longer after getting the soft peaks?

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    1. I'm not really sure if we will get really stiff peaks... It gets stiff enough to stay on top of coffee etc but wouldn't really hold shape...

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  22. Hi Anisha...
    Thanks for the advice of using ice-bath and all other components chilled.
    My experience had been very bad with Amul cream....Running consistency with no stiffness and sugar releasing water.....Hope ur method works....

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    1. Soy Cream is also very good for whipping and since its naturally sweet , you dont need to add sugar...its available under the name Value star .dairy free whipped topping...

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  23. I tried whipping the cream, but never got whipped to the right consistency. Where am I going wrong???

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    1. Just make sure everything is very cold. If u live in a hot climate, take extra effort to keep things cold throughout.

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  24. Thanks! I can't believe this post exists. :)

    I picked up an amul cream hoping i could somehow make whipped cream out of it. I just whisked it straight and watched the cream become a puddle. Sadness.

    Will now try again with the chilled stuff.


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    1. I'm glad it help u... next time try googling before trying a new thing, it always helps... :)

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  25. Hi.... I'm glad to know that there are others in Kerala with my same plight !!
    Good to know that Amul Fresh Cream can be whipped up, as it was a failure for me.. :-(
    And you can find baking goods (Cooking chocolate, golden syrup etc) at Bakers stores, Padma Jn., Ernakulam.. that's where I buy my stuffs from..
    Good luck... And please keep posting good tips like these, as its very useful !
    :-)

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    1. Wow its good to get that info about baking goods. I have checked out one place but I'm not sure if it's the same you mentioned. Next time I visit Kochi I'll check it out. :)

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  26. Thank you its very helpful.. i am glad to see that u r from jabalapur. I am also lives in M.P...Keep it up.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to write...
      I grew up in Jabalpur, so I have a special bond with MP.

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  27. hI Anisha
    Your blog came as a relief to my cakes. I used to whip the old fashioned cream and it was wonderful till the milkman refised to come anymore. i had no option but to switch over to buttercream icing .. but now i can try whipping amul fresh cream ..
    Thanks a lot :)
    PS: i have experienced the same beauty cream :P

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  28. I had tried to whipped out Amul cream so many time with help of blender.. but my bad, I've never succeed to turn it whipped.

    What should be reason ? Can you just help me?

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    1. Hi Shweta, did u mean u used hand blender? If yes just make sure u keep the whisk attachment in the freezer along with the bowl and cream, and if u tried it during summer I'm sure the weather spoiled it for u. try doing it in a cooler room or cooler time of the day.

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  29. hey Anisha..saw ur blog yesterday...I used this technique with Amul cream only and I did keep my utensils, whisk, everything in freezer and tried whipping. it turned out really nice... and i kept the cream in freezer also for like 20 mins...and then used the 2 bowls , 1 with ice and so on...it took like 10-12 minutes to get the right thing with hand whisk. and then i decorated biscuits with it..my son lved it..and also on coffee..but then yes if u want to give intricate shape on cake and all, u can whip and keep it in fridge..and then to use on cake ,,,whip the cold cream fast again and then u can use it on cake..decent shapes can be done. Thanks a lot..will share the pics once i use it on cake...

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    1. Thank u for letting me know Ruchi... Ur comment will sure prove helpful for other readers too...I'd love to see the pics of ur cake...

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  30. I have used amul fresh cream my experience is very bad..i have waste many hours in this,i have kept cream for 9 hours also.then blend it.still its not working

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  31. I have used amul fresh cream my experience is very bad..i have waste many hours in this,i have kept cream for 9 hours also.then blend it.still its not working

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  32. 9 hous in fridge then blend it over a icing tray..but:(

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    1. Manisha I'm not sure what went wrong, The results might differ even with the variation in the weather too... Sorry that it didn't work for you...

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    2. :(..
      thanks..atleast you have replied..now m going to add bookmark this blog..

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  33. Hi anisha,
    I need whipped cream for cake decoration. Can I use the above whipped cream for icing my cake. Bcoz without whipping the amul cream I tried make icing with icing sugar and the result was ok kind and not very smooth and stiff cream. MAy be I should have whipped it well before I mix it with sugar. pls guide me.

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    1. I have used this whipped cream for just covering the cake but haven't tried piping the cake. You should add sugar while whipping the cream then you get better consistency... If the piping works please let me know... It will be good for others too... thank you... :)

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  34. i chilled everything,the whisking attachment,the bowl,amul cream
    but still it did not whip..
    it was liquid only even when i whipped it for 10-15 mins..
    will this ice bath technique surely work?

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    1. Hi Pallavi... It has worked for me and a few others too... I think u shud try it n see... Ice bath is very important as it keeps the cream cold throughout the process...

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  35. Hey i tried whipping amul cream but afterwards water and makhan got separated. Does this happen while whipping?

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    1. Yes that happens if you over whip it... my sister made this mistake once and she got the whole thing split. According to what she said it happened after getting the peaks in the cream, she continued whipping to get it stiffer and that is when it got separated.

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  36. Nice post, thanks for sharing. I used to make amazing airy light whipped cream with heavy whipping milk while in US but this was not the same. Amul cream is too creamy, the whipped cream turned thick. I'm hoping to find supplies at a gourmet store in someplace in bangalore.

    Checkout the recipes here - http://lucidmemoirs.wordpress.com/recipes/

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  37. Could you tell me the cost involved in making 100g of whipped cream. really important thanks - Madhu imemadhu@gmail.com

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  38. This was one recipe i was looking for.. and your recipe is a simple one too.. Even for it too difficult to get whipping cream even in supermarkets...... And when i found out the rate was too high on it...... as i don't bake much..now that i have ur recipe...happy me....
    Preetha
    http://abowlofcurry.blogspot.in

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  39. Thank You!!!!:D I have been searching for whipped cream for ages that was the same exact reaction I got from all the vendors! You made it so easy now!!:D

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  40. hi..can u add thick malai ( abtained after 24 hrs of boiling and refrigerating buffalo milk)?? will that help??
    Dr. Kaustubh

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    1. I really don't know if it will work... never tried it... let me know if it worked for u...

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  41. Thanks Anisha. I tried a small variation of this and thought i will share for the folks who said they couldnt get good results using your technique. I put the ice cubes inside a heat pack and whipped the cream on a container placed on top. This ensured that the ice cubes didnt melt for long, the results were fantastic. I got real thick whipped cream in about 3 minutes of whipping.

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