How do you fix runny whipped cream?
Making whipped cream manually can be a bit tricky. You’ve got to make sure your ingredients are cold enough to whip. But you also have to watch out for over-whipping, which can lead to the cream curdling and being one step away from turning into butter.
Then once you’ve got the exact fluffiness that you want, it could be gone by the next time you want to use it.
Why does whipped cream turn runny?
If the cream is being whipped for the first time and it still isn’t a fluffy enough texture then the answer is simple - it needs to be whipped more. Make sure to keep an eye on it though because overwhipping the cream will also make the texture undesirable.
However, if it is whipped cream that might be a few days old and looks more runny than it should, don't worry - that is completely normal. Whipped cream breaks down after sitting around for too long.
This process is sped up by warm temperature too, so it’s important to keep
whipped cream in the refrigerator as much as possible.
Fortunately, if whipped cream has turned into a more liquid substance, it is still salvageable.
How to get it back to a proper texture
First, make sure that the ingredients are all chilled. If possible, chilled instruments help too, but are not necessary. Warm heavy cream has a much harder time getting to the ideal fluff.
Then there are a couple of ways to go about it. One method would be to mix in some new, unwhipped cream and slowly whip it. This new cream should add enough to get back to the desired texture.
Another option, especially if more sweetness is desired, is to add some powdered sugar in and slowly mix. The powdered sugar gives a bit of texture for the cream to combine with. However, be careful not to add in too much and oversweeted the finished product.
Because these salvaged whipped creams still contain lots of the original product, it likely will not hold for as long as the initial whipping. Luckily, there are other ways to solve this problem.
The easiest way to make whipped cream
Obviously, it is inconvenient when whipped cream goes from the perfect fluff to a runny liquid. It can throw off whatever meal it’s being used for because it takes time to whip it back into shape.
The best way to avoid this would be to start using a whipped cream dispenser and charger.
These devices deliver consistent, high-quality whipped cream. Because the process does not actually whip the cream until it is being dispensed, it means it won’t degrade while sitting.
This helps deliver perfect whipped cream with every use. It’s extremely convenient that there doesn’t have to be a new batch whipped up every time it’s needed. Instead, all that’s needed is the cream and a loaded charger.
These dispensers work by infusing nitrous oxide with the heavy cream. Another positive is that there is no pre-planning necessary. Instead of having to make sure the whipping has been done prior to serving, it can be done whenever is most convenient.
For those who like to add in sugar or other sweeteners, consistency is a huge benefit. Often when making it manually, it’s easy to miscalculate how much of an ingredient you are adding in.
Errors like this can ruin an entire batch.
By using a dispenser and charger, you can guarantee results. Manufactured to measured standards, dispensers will always produce consistent taste and texture. So, there is no guesswork involved, just a high-quality product every time.
Chargers can come in all sorts of different flavours as well. So if people are wanting different options, all that’s needed is to switch to whatever charger flavour is desired.
Using a dispenser and charger will help deliver more consistent and convenient results.