Since their emergence in the 1900s, cream chargers have grown in popularity. They have been used for a variety of purposes, most notably in the food and beverage industry, due to their ability to safely and efficiently inject pressurised gas (nitrous oxide, or N2O) into a liquid and aerate it.
Along with their professional applications, they are gaining popularity in the home, as an increasing number of people attempt to replicate the specialists culinary creations. As long as home cooks stick to well-known and reputable brands such as iSi, Kayser, Liss, and Mosa, they should be safe and have outstanding results!
What are cream chargers used for?
A whipped cream charger is a steel cylinder or cartridge filled with nitrous oxide (N2O) and used in a whipped cream dispenser as a whipping agent. Nitrous oxide canisters have a foil covering on the narrow end that must be broken to release the gas. This is typically accomplished with a sharp pin embedded into the whipped cream dispenser. In hybrid model rocket engines, the cream canisters are also used as an oxidizer. (The only type of product misuse we accept haha!)
While whipping cream for dessert toppings and hot beverages is their primary function, cream chargers are capable of much more. Additionally, they can be used to inculcate texture to any savoury or sweet dish's components. They are ideal for foams, espumas, sauces and mousses, flavoured cream for puddings, finishing touches to gourmet cuisine, hot beverages, and even cold cappuccino, not to mention infusing alcoholic beverages/oils/vinegars in two minutes rather than two weeks! Truly the ultimate kitchen tool.
What Are The Advantages Of Using Cream Chargers?
- As an alternatives to making whipped cream using whippers + chargers, calorie- or fat-dense stabilisers such as gelatine or agar are frequently added. Because cream whippers aerate the cream in a closed system, it is instantly chilled and thus does not require additional ingredients to maintain its light and airy texture. Additionally, this results in a cleaner, brighter taste, as these stabilisers are easily identifiable and tend to mask the true flavour of your creations.
- Another clear advantage of using whipped cream chargers is the ability to preserve and keep sauces and foams fresh for an extended period of time, allowing them to be prepared ahead of schedule. Due to the whipped cream dispensers airtight seal, even the most delicate mixtures (containing egg or dairy) can potentially last for more than a week when stored in this way. This time period is more likely to be a few days in a professional kitchen, but this is a fantastic method of preservation.
- cream whippers can be used to add volume and body to sauces and dressings that are not aerated. This allows for plenty of experimentation with your recipes. With the addition of pressure, the sauce not only conforms to foods more easily (ideal for coating pasta), but also intensifies the flavours. It's also good news for your food budget, as the aerated mixture goes much further with the added gas than it would normally.
Infuse alcoholic beverages with n20 in less than two minutes, rather than two weeks. N2O is discharged from the whipped cream chargers into the cream whipper, causing the liquid and the N2O to organically combine with the flavouring material under high pressure. When the whipped cream dispenser's pressure is released, the N2O forms bubbles and absorbs the flavour of the ingredient. This signifies that the aroma has been absorbed by the liquid. By combining the alcohol and aromatics in a whipped-cream syphon, you can accelerate the process to the point where an infusion takes a few minutes rather than a couple of weeks, while maintaining the same flavour profile as a full infusion!
WHERE CAN I BUY CREAM CHARGERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM?
We offer all four OEM cream charger manufacturers' premium leading brands of cream chargers. We offer the best prices on Mosa cream chargers, Kayser cream chargers, iSi cream chargers, and Liss cream chargers, all with complimentary premium delivery options.
Whipped cream dispensers. Additionally, we stock a large selection of whipped cream dispensers that you can purchase today.
If you're interested in purchasing cream chargers bulk, we do offer wholesale discounts on orders of 600 or more.
Always follow the instructions on the cream whipper when using your whipped cream chargers.