I love fresh whipped cream, I’m not a big fan of store made dessert whipped toppings. BUT some recipes call for that stabilized whipped topping, so why not make my own? It tastes better AND it’s really easy!
You really are just adding gelatin to the whipped cream your making. There are a few tips and trips, like when to add it, but pretty much that’s it! This way it’s stronger, you can use it in recipes, or pipe it even, like onto a pie or cake without it getting all melty!
So you need whipping cream, vanilla and sugar, just like normal, and some gelatin and some water to dissolve it into! Easy peasy, I always have these around!
Pour the gelatin into the COLD water and let it Bloom (isn’t that a pretty way of saying it swells up?)
While that’s “blooming” you can start with the whipping cream. You don’t have to use the measurements I do, that’s just the flavor I like. So add the sugar and vanilla and whip it up a bit. Once it starts to thicken up you can taste it to make sure your happy with it, does it need more vanilla, or more sugar? Add it now.
Once the gelatin has bloomed microwave it until it dissolves. Add the gelatin mixture to your whipping cream. Keep whipping until soft of stiff peaks form and your ready to go! Refrigerate what you don’t use.
- 1 tsp unflavored gelatin powder
- 1/8 C cold water
- 2 C whipping cream (regular or heavy--I always use heavy cream)
- 1/4 C confectioner's sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let it bloom for 5 mins.
- While that's resting add the sugar and vanilla to the whipping cream (feel free to do more or less to your tastes).
- Once the gelatin has bloomed microwave it until it's dissolved. Then, while whipping the cream, slowly add the gelatin to the cream.
- Beat in a mixer with a whisk until soft or stiff peaks form (your preference) and keep refrigerated!
Do you love fresh whipped cream like me? or are you a whipped topping fan? No judgement, some people LOVE it, I grew up on it.