If you like whipped cream… my secret will have you LOVING it even more! This stabilized whipped cream recipe will not “weep” or flatten out, get watery, or fail you. This will be your new go-to whipped cream recipe for perfect whipped cream each and every time you make it.
I’ve made whipped cream more times than I can count.
This is no ordinary whipped cream, it won’t go flat, it won’t get soggy, it doesn’t taste funny, it’s simple to make and you’ll be enjoying it on top of all your favorites in MINUTES!
If I’m making more than 2 cups I use a large mixer, most often I make smaller batches…
And I typically use THIS immersion blender with the whip attachment. This small appliance is probably the MOST used appliance in my kitchen. I use it almost every day and it wouldn’t be unheard of for me to get it out a number of times.
I used to have two of them, I gave one to my daughter… I’m still debating getting another, simply for the attachments, when I’m knee-deep in recipe development and haven’t done the dishes yet.
I have been known to get out my hand whisk and whip cream by hand, but WOW that takes a lot of time and effort! After doing it by hand I always think I need to be working out more.
Here are some recipes you can see this GREAT Whipped Cream on:
- Chocolate Cake (8″ round)
- Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
- Vanilla Cake (8″ round)
- Pumpkin Sheet Cake
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Smoothie
- 1 Hour Strawberry Shortcake (sheet cake)
- Strawberry Smoothie
- Cranberry Cheesecake Pie
The SECRET to making it stable, so it won’t “weep” or get wet and flatten out.
This stabilized whipped cream will stay firm in the fridge for a week, I tested it! I had to hide a piece of cake with whipped cream on it inside a brown paper bag just to be sure no one would eat it before the text was done. I then tried it and gave it to two others, and we all agreed it tasted great.
How exactly does dry milk help stabilize the whipped cream
The dry milk rehydrates and helps absorb the moisture so the whipped cream stabilizes and stays good for longer than you’d expect. I’ve had it in the fridge on a cake for a week and it still looked and tasted great. That does not happen with ordinary whipped cream
Great for so many treats, topping hot chocolate, putting on cupcakes, cakes and served with berries, and more. Anywhere you like whipped cream you’ll have to try this!
This recipe is not overly sweet, making it perfect to top a cake with, pipe on cupcakes, use for strawberry shortcake, add to your milkshakes, Italian Cream Sodas, enjoy it with my Cream Scones, and
Don’t forget about my Chocolate Soda recipe too.
This whipped cream recipe can be easily multiplied, so make as much as you need!
CLICK HERE for my chocolate whipped cream frosting recipe and I have a pumpkin spice version on a pumpkin cake, yummy!
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon dry milk
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or another extract
- One a high speed with a whip attachment on a hand-held blender or stand mixer.
- Place cold heavy cream into a metal or glass bowl/jar, add in the dry milk, and whip on high until a peak forms when the whisk is lifted out of the cream, don't over mix or you'll have butter! Just whip it enough so it's not "wet".
- If it's hot out, place a few ice cubes and 1/2 cup water and swirl it around to chill the bowl, dump the ice and water out and dry the bowl well. This will help the cream whip up quickly.
I also don't always add vanilla but I put it as an option,
There are so many flavors you can add to the whipped cream to customize it.
In the winter a drop of peppermint extract is nice, while in the summer lemon extract goes nicely when topping the whipped cream on fruit.
Can this whipped cream be frozen?
I haven’t tried freezing it, but I think I’ll work if it’s layered with cake or similar. It lasted well in the fridge for days. I’ll have to give it a try and see how it freezes. If you try it let me know how it goes.
Could you use Nestle’s Quik powered drink mix for the powdered milk?
I’m not exactly sure if it’ll work out the same, it’s a powdered drink mix that you add milk to, so it’s not actually dry milk. But if that is what you have on hand give it a try. I don’t know if it will hold up as well if you’re using it on a cake, but if you’re eating it soon after making it should be ok.
June Chingles says
What milk powder did you use. ???
I buy dry milk, available in the baking aisle. It usually comes in a box, bag or can. Carnation is one brand, but that will depend on where you live and store you shop at. Any dry milk will work.
Here is a link to one variety on Amazon, but I’m sure it’ll cost less in a local store.Any variety, non fat, whole milk.