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Why is a copper bowl recommended for whipping cream and egg whites?

They say you can get the whipped cream or egg whites "higher" or "stiffer" if you use a copper bowl. Why is that?
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Whipped cream without a mixer?

Is it possible to make whipped cream without a power mixer? How? Can it be made with a stick blender?
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Can you make whipped cream with half and half?

Can you make whipped cream with half and half? If you can, what, if anything, do you have to do differently?
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Why does whip cream dispenser sometimes produce “ragged” cream?

Sometimes I make whipped cream in my ISI cream whipper and it comes out beautifully fluffy and smooth, and other times when I dispense it, the cream looks "ragged" for lack of a better description. ...
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How is long-lasting whipped cream made?

Cakes made of whipped-cream by professionals last for a long time in a consistent, white state. However, from what I know, whipped cream tends to become yellow and return to a more liquid state in a ...
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Pros and Cons of cream whippers?

I did not know pressurized cream whippers existed until just seeing a reference to one, which led me to do a Google search. I own a manual cream whipper, which I rarely use, because it is exceedingly ...
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Can ruined whipped cream be rescued?

If you whip mayonnaise too long and ruin it, you can restart with a new yolk and reuse the ruined mayonnaise. Is there a similar way to rescue whipped cream that has been whipped too long?
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How does a whipped cream charger work?

I recently got an iSi whipped cream container that charges with nitrous cannisters. I don't really understand how the thing works, which I think would help my use of the system. How does this actually ...
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Are N2O and CO2 chargers interchangeable for culinary purposes?

Cream whippers seem to use N2O chargers. Soda siphons seem to use CO2 chargers. But both chargers appear to be physically identical. The MyPressi espresso device, which uses chargers to force water ...
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Why does chilled equipment help when whipping cream?

Why a does chilled mixer bowl help when making whipped cream? Does it have any effect on how long the cream stays whipped?
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Overpressurizing a cream whipper?

This might be considered off-topic, but thought it was worth asking, as I have no idea where else to ask -- I'm trying to make something forcibly eject from a cake. I've done some testing with a can ...
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Whipping-cream will not stay hard or keep its peaks and gets runny

My mother is confounded by whipping-cream. Some 20 years ago she started making cream-puffs which quickly became her pastry calling card. They always came out great and were always a hit. Some 15 ...
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What is the maximum temperature at which cream will still whip successfully?

I recently tried to whip warm cream and was surprised to find out that it would not hold air. After some limited research, I have discovered that in order for the fat in cream to form the matrix and ...
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Does a liquid need to cool under pressure in a whipped cream charger prior to serving or just be cold?

I have an iSi whipped cream charger. The directions for recipes almost universally call for you to put your liquid in the charger, charge with nitrous, and then let chill for 1 - 12 hours (depending ...
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How can I thicken whipping cream?

I used to live in Britain and I'm familiar with using Double Cream (48%+ fat) in all my recipes. However I moved to Canada a year ago and double cream doesn't seem to exist in North America. This has ...
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Could I add butter to single cream to make whipped/double cream?

I want to make some whipped cream for millefeuille but I only have single. If I added butter to single cream and whipped it, would that add enough butterfat to it to make it suitable for whipping? ...
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What ingredients will allow me to make a foam with a whipped cream charger?

So I have an iSi whipped cream charger. There are a series of recipes that sound really interesting, but I don't quite understand what ingredients you need in order to make a stable foam / mousse. ...
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how to disarm a potentially pressurized whipping siphon?

My situation is much like spongefile's: I'm using my iSi cream whipper for the first time, charging it as instructed out of sweat-deserving fear of pressurized items Nothing is released when I push ...
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How fast can one whip cream?

Let's say I whip a bowl of cream manually at a slow paced ~3-4 beats per second. The cream would be ready whipped after say 10-15 minutes. Then I whip an identical bowl of cream at a faster pace of ...
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How long will double cream stay whipped?

I'd like to prepare some whipped double cream in advance for a dessert I'm making. How long will the cream stay whipped (i.e. peaky) if I do it in advance?
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Funnel-like device for putting non-liquids into a whipped cream dispenser?

I use an iSi whipped cream dispenser to make things besides whipped cream, such as microwaved chocolate cake, or coffee foam to top desserts. Pouring cream or sugar into the small opening at the top ...
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Adjusting whipped cream to hold its shape longer?

How can I adjust a whipped cream recipe so that it holds together longer? I envision a cross between whipped cream and a light airy frosting. The whipped cream will also have different flavorings ...
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How do I make meringue using a whipped cream charger?

What is the method and ingredients for making small hard meringues using a whipped cream charger? How do I combine the ingredients in the charger prior to whipping? Please help - I can't find this ...
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how to tell if a whipping cream dispenser is overpressurized or underpressurized?

The question is simple - how to tell if a whipping cream dispenser is overpressurized or underpressurized without the risk of removing the head? Note: Initially I submitted two questions in another ...
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Why am I getting runny whipped cream from my iSi canister?

Lately when I try to use my iSi the whipped cream just comes out very runny. Does anyone know why this happens and what I can do about it?
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Off flavor whipped cream from an ISI charger

Several times over the last year the whipped cream produced by the ISI whipped cream maker had an very off flavor. Almost metallic. All of the parts were cleaned with the same results.
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Differences between heavy and light whipping cream?

What is the difference between light and heavy whipping cream, and for what purposes would one want to use one over the other? What effects does the difference have on flavor, texture, etc.?
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What is the best recipe for Chocolate Mousse: with butter or cream? [duplicate]

All the recipes I've got for chocolate mousse say among the ingredients: heavy cream or heavy whipping cream. I would like to know the difference if it exists. I'm from Venezuela; what other ...
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Is it possible my cream was too cold prior to whipping?

I've whipped cream before. I recently bought whipping cream (a brand I'm not familiar with) and placed in the fridge prior to whipping. When I took it out of the box, it was a somewhat solid ...
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Tiramisu mixture not firm

I have tried to make Tiramisu chocolate mousse from this video many times. The chocolate mixture turns out great. With the egg yolks I add grape juice instead of wine and soft cheese instead of ...
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Nitrous oxide gas leak when charging ISI whipping cream dispenser

When I charge my relatively new ISI cream dispenser, the N2O gas leaks around the top and body seam, resulting in failed whipped cream. I've tried everything to tighten the seam, including adjusting ...
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How can I make fat-free whipped “cream” with a whipped cream dispenser?

Does anyone have ideas to make fat-free or low-fat whipped "cream" in a whipped cream dispenser (I have an iSi one)?
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How can I make whipped cream if I can't always get cream?

I sometimes want to make whipped cream for dessert, but can't get cream in the market. What can I do in that case? One possibility: I did find that there is a quick way to do it by mixing a ...