I just bought a 500 ml whipper (Mosa), which is designed to take up to 500 ml whipping cream and a single NO2 cartridge. I'm not sure I want that much whipped cream available to my family at all times; too tempting! Will the whipper work just as effectively with 250 ml (1 cup) of whipping cream or should I consider getting a smaller whipper designed for 250 ml maximum?

  • According to my experience (other brand, same principle), it will work fine. But be prepared for a big "szplshhhhh" at the end when the cream is gone but some pressure is left. Sometimes a second gas cartridge can be neccessary if too little pressure is generated by a single one due to more empty space.
    – Stephie
    Jun 20, 2015 at 14:13
  • Thanks! I'm curious if that's other people's experience too. Jun 20, 2015 at 18:14
  • I guess it depends on what you mean by "quality". I've used my 500ml, half full, plenty of times. If you like a stiffer cream, you might need to give it two charges. Make sure you turn over the whipper and shake the cream to the dispensing end before dispensing.
    – moscafj
    Jun 22, 2015 at 14:57

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I've done it lots of times and never needed a second cartridge. It helps to shake the unit while the gas is going in, to distribute it better, and to use very fine sugar.

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