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Old 12-24-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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Whipping heavy cream

Good day,

I am making some glorified rice like my mom made in the "good old days" for christmas dinner. I do not have a whisk, let alone an electric mixer and need to whip some heavy cream. I already tried a fork for half an hour and had to go buy another carton of cream. I do have a normal blender and a little puree/dicer, any help would be mucho appreciated. Happy holidays and cheers.
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:38 AM   #2
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Well - the good news is you only need to make one more trip to the store - for either a whisk, a cheap hand mixer, an aerosol can of whipped cream (like Cool Whip), or a tub of stabilized whipped cream (like Redi-Whip).

Whipping cream is a process of incorporating air without overheating or over beating the cream - in which case you either get butter or a broken emulsion of soilds and liquid.

You might try using your blender with small amounts of cream (no more than 1 cup at a time) and short bursts (5-10 seconds at a time) and see what you get. I would guess that if it works it will be thick and dense - not nearly as light and fluffy as if whipped with a whisk or mixer.
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:46 AM   #3
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Try adding a little caster sugar and a couple of drops of vanilla essence to the cream.
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:50 AM   #4
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a blender will do it
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Old 12-24-2005, 02:39 PM   #5
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You may as well just buy a whisk. It will come in handy with other things too.
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:42 PM   #6
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I always put the bowl and my beaters in the freezer for a 1/2hr before I beat whipping cream and this seems to help. Hope your arm doesn't get to tired
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:23 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lucyr2xoxo
I always put the bowl and my beaters in the freezer for a 1/2hr before I beat whipping cream and this seems to help.
I try to do the same thing too, a tip that I got from my mom. In a pinch I'll soak the bowl and beaters in very cold water for a couple of minutes, dry off the water and proceed to whip the cream.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:39 PM   #8
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Remember when people used to do it with a heavy spoon or an egg beater.

One, of course, has to move the spoon up, above the cream, to mix air into the stuff.

But, a whisk is readily available at any supermarket and works fine.

If I don't have much to whip would rather use the whisk than clean the stupid mixer blades.

But that is just me.

Why anyone would try to use a blender, unless making tons of the whipped cream, I cannot understand.
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