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Whipped Cream Frosting

Whipped cream frosting is a light and fluffy topping often used in cakes, desserts, drinks, and sweet dishes that adds a layer of smooth, creamy texture. It is made by whipping heavy cream, icing sugar (also called powdered sugar), and usually a bit of vanilla extract using either a hand mixer or stand mixer until soft peaks form. Not only does it provide a subtle, sweet taste, but it also contributes to the aesthetic appeal of the dishes. Whipped cream frosting is versatile and can be paired with any dessert, enhancing the overall flavor while maintaining a balanced sweetness.
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IN FROSTING & DECORATING
345
CAL / 100G
$2.13
AVG / OZ
Whipped Cream Frosting
39%
CARBS
55%
FAT
6%
PROTEIN
Whipped Cream Frosting FAQ
Whipped cream frosting is often used as a cake frosting or a delightful topping for a variety of desserts. However, it can present a challenge for many home bakers and novice kitchen explorers. The most common issues people face include not getting the right consistency, the cream deflating, or the frosting melting quickly. To get the perfect whipped cream frosting, one must ensure that all the equipment and ingredients are chilled; this includes bowls and beaters. Always start on a low speed and then gradually increase the speed to medium. This slow progression prevents the cream from turning into butter and ruining the texture. Contrary to common belief, overbeating isn't the only issue, underbeating can be equally problematic. The key is to stop beating once you achieve soft peaks. If you're using it as a cake frosting, stabilize your whipped cream with gelatin or cream cheese. A lesser-known tip for those interested in adding a flavor twist is to use flavored extracts like almond, mint or coconut instead of vanilla extract. You can also replace part of the sugar with honey or maple syrup for an additional flavor dimension.
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Health Info
Macros
5g
CARBS
7g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LOW FAT
HIGH CALCIUM
VEGETARIAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
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