L.A. Times Test Kitchen tips: Perfect whipped cream
Homemade whipped cream. Try it just once, and you'll never look at the store brands again. Nothing beats the flavor or texture, and the method is simple. Purists are right -- using a hand whisk is one of the best ways. But here's a secret: I think the food processor method is the best.
Here are some tips for making perfect whipped cream:
- Start with cold ingredients and utensils: cold cream, cold whisk, cold mixing bowl (store your bowl and whisk or beaters in the freezer for several minutes prior, if possible). Your cream will whip faster if everything is chilled.
- Add the sweeteners or flavorings just as the cream begins to thicken and gain volume. Taste and adjust as necessary before the cream is fully whipped, otherwise the additions won't...
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