A PROFESSIONAL’S GUIDE TO WHIPPED CREAM WIZARDRY
There’s nothing more tiring and time-consuming than whipping cream by hand. We’ve all been through it and now Core Catering Supplies is here to tell you its time to stop. Thanks to several ingenious culinary inventions, like a gourmet cream gun you no longer need to suffer again.
Once you take the labour out of making whipped cream, it opens the door to culinary experimentation and finesses like savoury cream, flavourful foams and ultra-creamy soups and sauces. Discover how the pros do it in Core Catering Supplies’ comprehensive whipped cream guide.
THE EQUIPMENT YOU’LL NEED
Whether you use an electric mixer or hand whisk, there is no absolute way to whip cream but there are several tools and accessories you can use to make the laborious task quick and simple. It can also be tricky to neatly plate and decorate whipped cream, which is way utensils like piping bags and palette knives are so essential for precision cooking.
Invest in an iSI cream gun to make all your creamy desserts, soups, sauces and foams with the simplicity of a few shakes. These versatile kitchen accessories can be used for a range of recipes and thanks to several attachable features like an infuser, you can really get creative with flavour and plating. Find out how they work below.
THERMO WHIP PLUS CREAM GUN
CREAM CHARGER BOMBS 10 PIECE
DISPOSABLE PIPING BAGS (72 PC)
HOW TO USE A CREAMER
Cut cooking time in half with the help of a Gourmet Cream Gun by iSi. This professional tool allows you to prepare whipped cream in essentially 4 quick shakes. Simply feed your liquid contents into the container and close the lid fixing on all your preferred attachments. Then clip in a charger bomb and shake the gun 3-4 times. Now, you can press the button and voila, you’ve got perfectly whipped cream. Thanks to its precise nozzles, you can also plate and decorate your whipped cream like a professional pastry chef.
Though we typically associate cream with desserts and other unhealthy snacks, whipped cream can be made savoury which allows you to pair it with other nutrient-packed meals like roast vegetables and grilled salmon. Discover our favourite pairings and whipped cream recipes to get your mouth watering below.
Whipped cream is an excellent addition to most desserts as it can both heighten and lessen sweetness, depending on what it’s being paired with. Creams can be flavoured and they also bring a light, airy texture to any meal. Several desserts are entirely whipped cream based like a chocolate mousse.
A whipped cream sauce perfectly complements fish dishes like smoked salmon and lends just enough of a kick to transform an otherwise typical dish from good to great. Try infusing citrus flavours into your whipped cream and you’ll truly make the most out of your meal.
Convert fussy eaters into veggie lovers by adding savoury whipped cream to your favourite vegetables. It might take some convincing seeing as we normally associate whipped cream with desserts, but we firmly stand by broadening our culinary horizons. Next time you prepare asparagus, peas or corn, try and pair it with some salty whipped cream – you won’t be disappointed.
OUR TOP RECIPES
Are you ready to be convinced? There are plenty of interesting recipes and flavour combinations you can try that involve whipped cream. We advise that you start with something simple, so our quick and easy recipes are a great place to start.
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1 Spanish onion, minced
- 250ml white wine
- 950ml heavy cream
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- Salt, to taste
Heat canola oil in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, add minced onion and cook until soft and translucent. Add the white wine and let it cook on medium heat until the wine is almost completely gone. Add the heavy cream and grated cheese, and stir to combine. Bring it to a simmer. Add the rosemary, turn off the heat and let it steep for 5 minutes. Taste and season with salt.
Strain mixture into a large bowl and cool to room temperature. Whip the mixture using your Gourmet Whip or hand mixer.
Serve over roasted vegetables, fresh vegetables, lentils or grains.
Chilli And Honey Hollandaise
- 2 eggs
- 6 egg yolks
- 2g chili powder
- 30g honey
- 20ml vinegar
- 250g butter
- 120ml white wine reduction
Slowly warm the butter in a saucepan with the white wine reduction and the vinegar.
Carefully mix the egg yolk and egg in a high measuring cup, add the warm liquid and mix briefly with the hand blender and season to taste. Add honey and chili.
Add the sauce to your Gourmet Whip, screw on an iSi Professional Charger and shake approximately 12 times.
Serve over freshly poached eggs.
Cream Of Potato Soup
- 50g onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 20ml white wine
- 200ml milk
- 200ml stock
- 40g butter
- 80g cooked potatoes (floury)
Peel and dice the onion and garlic and lightly sweat in butter. Deglaze with the white wine and reduce.
Pour in the stock and milk and bring to the boil.
Add the remaining ingredients and cook for a further five minutes – season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Pass the soup directly into a 0.5L Whip. Screw on an iSi Professional Charger and shake about 16 to 18 times.
- 100ml heavy cream
- 1g sugar
- 1g salt
- 1g pepper
- 100ml vegetable stock
- 300g tomatoes
Lightly cook the ripened tomatoes in the vegetable stock and puree in a blender until smooth.
Add the heavy cream and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Pass through directly into the 0.5 L iSi Whipper. Screw on 1 iSi cream charger and shake vigorously.
Pipe into pastries or serve as an accompaniment.
Banana Caramel Cream Dessert
- 185ml sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
Beat eggs with a fork in a medium-sized bowl. Mix 160ml sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium-sized saucepan. Gradually add the milk while whisking. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until the mixture thickens and boils. Continue to cook for 1 minute.
Pour several tablespoons of the hot mixture into the egg bowl and stir well. Pour warmed egg mixture into the pan and let it rest with the hot milk mixture. Return to a slow boil and cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat, stir in butter and vanilla, and set aside to cool. Refrigerate to fully cool.
Crush crackers in a large ziplock type bag. Pour crumbs, sugar and melted butter into a bowl, and stir until fully combined. Pour into a casserole dish and press into an even layer. Bake at 180°C for 10-12 minutes, until light brown. Set aside to cool.
Spoon 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumble into individual serving dishes, then add a layer of pastry cream using a piping bag. Add a few slices of banana. Top with a layer of whipped cream using your gourmet whip. Garnish with crumbs and caramel.
Mini Tiramisu Trifles
- 565g mascarpone cheese
- 6 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup hot water
- 3 tbsp instant espresso powder
- 36 ladyfingers
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp Kahlua
Mix mascarpone cheese and sugar together until combined. Do not over mix or the mascarpone cheese can thin out. Set aside. In another bowl, add the 1 cup of cold heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract and whip until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone cheese mixture and set aside. In another bowl, combine the hot water, espresso powder and sugar.
To layer the trifles, dip the ladyfingers into the espresso mixture one at a time and place into the bottom of the trifle cup. Use two to three ladyfingers and break into pieces as needed so they fit in the cup and create a full layer. Pipe or spoon a layer of mascarpone filling on top of the ladyfingers. Repeat these steps till full but leave space for the whipped cream topping.
To make the whipped cream, prepare your Gourmet Whip by adding the half cup whipping cream, powdered sugar and Kahlua and shake. Pipe a swirl of cream on top of each trifle and sprinkle with cacao powder. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 and 1/4 cups heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
- 680g full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
- 1/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Stir the graham cracker crumbs, dark brown sugar and butter together, pour it into a springform pan, pack it tightly and place it in the freezer.
Using your Gourmet Whip or hand mixer, whip the cold heavy cream into stiff peaks and set aside. Then, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar together until smooth and creamy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, and beat for a further 2-3 minutes until smooth and combined. Fold the whipped cream into the filling until combined.
Remove the crust from the freezer and spread the filling into the crust. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6-8 hours.
Remove from pan, slice and serve with desired toppings.