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Does Excellent Canned Whipped Cream Exist?

opinionatedchef Nov 29, 2013 09:55 PM

A few years ago i tried a product from Whole Foods but it def didn't impress me. Has anyone found anything simple, cream and sugar, with a full clean flavor? It's for my winter indulgence, Irish Coffee, and sure, i can continue to just use cream in the coffee, but ready-made whipped cream would be fun . thx much.

  1. mamachef Nov 30, 2013 06:30 PM

    Haven't yet found a commercial product that I can stand the taste and texture of, so I have a whipped cream dispenser that was worth every penny of the maybe forty bucks I spent on it. It takes manufacturing cream (or any heavy cream) and whatever amount of sugar suits your taste.
    Also FWIW: you can make rosettes to your preferred size and freeze them on a cookie sheet and then just pop them off and onto the hot drinks. A good one for large holiday parties.

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    1. re: mamachef
      opinionatedchef Nov 30, 2013 10:56 PM

      hmmm,didn't know it would keep aerated in frzr. maybe i should make and freeze a big batch and then put scoops on top when i make the irish coffee..... A pint becomes a qt. whipped; that should last me the winter. th you!

      1. re: opinionatedchef
        mamachef Dec 1, 2013 05:39 AM

        Both of you are very welcome!! Yes, the cream will hold up fine and stay aerated, but don't do this one toooo long in advance. Healthwise it won't be compromised, but the taste can be. So; make the rosettes or dollops; freeze them and then store them in an airtight container for not more than a week or so. You can make larger portions as well, if you want.
        Unwhipped heavy cream also freezes well, but to be used in whipped form (instead of just as heavy cream), you have to make positive that when you thaw it you re-blend it very well, because the butterfat will sink (as it freezes) and then it can't be used as an emulsifier and won't whip. If you take care to blend it though, it's totally fine. I do recommend that you break down the portion size - maybe in muffin cups or something that you measure so you know the liquid equivalent when you need some cream....
        I've also just saved leftover whipped cream in a covered bowl and used within the next few days for my own coffees in the morning, with no loss in flavor or texture.

      2. re: mamachef
        nothingswrong Dec 1, 2013 03:36 AM

        That's really good to know mamachef, thanks.

        Does whipped cream freeze well in general? Like if you froze it in a container like Cool Whip?

        I always have at least 2 cups extra when I make it.

        1. re: nothingswrong
          paulj Dec 1, 2013 07:58 AM

          According to ISI, cream in their Creamer can be kept in the fridge for up to 10 days. That is, you fill the creamer, charge it, and then either use it or keep it cold until used.

          In addition to the initial cost of the Creamer, each cartridge costs about $1 each (less when bought in bulk).

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        Ttrockwood Nov 30, 2013 06:21 PM

        We had this whipped cream from Clover on thanksgiving, it was great, no too sweet and a good density to the cream

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        1. re: Ttrockwood
          opinionatedchef Nov 30, 2013 10:57 PM

          thx but not sold in new eng.

        2. boredough Nov 30, 2013 06:11 AM

          Isigny Sainte Mère is a great canned whipped cream & not too sweet. In NYC it's sold in Fairway & Zabar's , although I see that doesn't help you in Boston. :-(

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          1. re: boredough
            cheesymama Nov 30, 2013 04:51 PM

            The Isigny whipped cream is available at Costco in Toronto over the holidays.

          2. paulj Nov 29, 2013 10:14 PM

            Ask Santa for an ISI Creamer. :)

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