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Oct 20, 2011 04:38 PM

Why does my home-made whipped cream for salted caramel pie taste horrible?

Hey guys new here. I am following the recipe for a "salted caramel pie" that was in the food and wine nov 2011 magazine. It looked really good so I thought I'd give it a try. Basically at the very end they have you whip cream, 2 cups, with 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar. Can I say EWWWWW!!!
I dont know what happened.
I am using 2 cups of Organic Pastures raw cream that I have boiled for maybe 5 minutes. So you don't start screaming at me, basically I am really passionate about certified humane animal products, the only thing I care about is how the animal is treated, I actually don't mind raw dairy but prefer the taste of it cooked.
So to continue, after cooking the cream I stuck it in fridge overnight, whipped it with the 2tablespoons sugar and couldn't even lick the spoon. I gagged. It tastes like something I can't put my finger on; not good at all. So then I figured oh well all I have to do is add more sugar so I added more confectioners sugar and kept whipping and it just kept turning more disgusting and more disgusting..

Is there something wrong here? I would like to make whipped cream that tastes like the whipped cream that comes in those aerosol cans, you know the typical whipped cream flavor?? I definitely like things sweet. Can someone help me out here?
I am looking for the best sweetest similar to aerosol cans whipped cream recipe.. Can you help me out? It would be greatly appreciated, thank you and have a good day :)

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  1. What also confuses me is I have looked at almost every whipped cream recipe there is, they all use very small amounts of sugar, (no more than 2 tablespoons to a pint of cream, maybe 3) and everyone says oh how good it is. What is going on here? Am i mad?

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    1. re: certifiedhumane

      I really don't think you can confuse something being too sweet with "disgusting and more disgusting."

    2. I usually add a dash of vanilla to my whipped cream along w/the powdered sugar

      1. Needs more sugar and vanilla.

        1. Aerosol whipped cream does not have sugar added. It's just cream.

          Maybe the raw cream was bad. Taste the cream before whipping- is that flavor 'right'?

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          1. re: Cathy

            Every aerosol whipped cream I've ever seen has sugar or corn syrup added, as well as other flavorings. What brands have you used that don't have sugar or artificial sweeteners)?

            When the local Borders Books closed up shop and was selling everything off cheap, I bought one of the whipped cream cannisters from their coffee bar along with a case of nitrous cartridges so I could make my own without sugar.

            1. re: The Professor

              I've got a couple of those. My favorite addition is chai tea mix. chai whipped cream.....mmmmm.

              1. re: Leepa

                Now that's brilliant. Definitely gonna try that one! :-)

          2. Don't boil the cream. Use it raw.