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How to Turn Milk Into “Whipped Cream”

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Learn How to Turn Milk Into Whipped Cream for a great whipping cream substitute you can use for my cheesecakes, mousses & more!
How to turn Milk into ‘Whipped Cream’. Sounds crazy but It’s pretty incredible!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Since starting Bigger Bolder Baking, I realized that my Bold Bakers don’t all have access to the same simple ingredients like whipping cream, condensed milkbuttermilk and so on. That’s actually where I got the idea for my Bold Baking Basics series. This is where I find out what you are missing and either teach you how to make it or show you an alternative. How to Turn Milk Into Whipped Cream without actually using cream sounds crazy, I know! 

But hear me out. This “whipped cream” will replace real whipped cream in mousses, cheesecakes, etc. It is gelatinous set milk that is whipped and thick.  It has a great shape and will hold up stiff in a recipe. Milk seems to be more widely available than whipping cream so this is for the people who don’t have it locally.

Just a note: this “whipped cream” is not suitable for my 2 ingredients No Machine Ice Cream Recipe. Neither is it suitable for frosting cakes or filling meringue. It is a substitute, it is never gonig to be fresh dairy cream.

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How to Turn Milk Into Whipped Cream

4.47 from 375 votes
Learn How to Turn Milk Into Whipped Cream for a great whipping cream substitute you can use for my cheesecakes, mousses & more!
Author: adapted from'The Simply Cooking Channel'
Learn How to Turn Milk Into Whipped Cream for a great whipping cream substitute you can use for my cheesecakes, mousses & more!
Author: adapted from'The Simply Cooking Channel'

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (2oz / 60g) full fat milk, cold
  • 2 teaspoons (1 sachet) unflavoured powdered gelatin or agar agar*
  • 1 cup (8oz / 240g) full fat milk, cold
  • 2 tablespoon confectioners sugar

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add ¼ cup of cold milk.
  • Scatter over the powdered gelatin over the milk and let it sit for 5 minutes to form a sponge.
  • Once this mix is spongy melt to turn into a liquid. You can do this in the microwave or over a bain marie. Set aside to cool down.
  • Pour the 1 cup of milk into a large bowl. Add the confectioners sugar/icing sugar and stir it through. Pour in the melted gelatin mix and whisk together. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Take out of the fridge, and using an electric mixer whisk it up until the milk mix gets really thick and doubles in volume. As you whisk you will see it getting bigger in size.
  • Store in the fridge and use within 2 days. It will not freeze.

Recipe Notes

The milk needs to be cold before you whip.

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Joe
Joe
1 year ago

What is powdered gelatin? I might as well just get half and half or real whipped cream if I have to go to the store for the ingredients. I don’t imagine alot of people have powdered gelatin laying around. I hope this doesn’t sound rude but I thought this was supposed to be an easy fix to making whipped cream. Thank you for t he recipe though.

Abby C
Abby C
7 months ago

This totally didn’t work for me. Stuck at home with no whipping cream but I did have gelatin so I thought this would be perfect. As soon as I added the melted gelatin to the milk it clumped into little pieces and no matter how much I whipped it just stayed milk with clumps of gelatin.

Henny
Henny
1 year ago

Can u teach us how to make heavy cream?

2 years ago

Hi Gemma,

Hope you are doing great. I love all of your recipes. Can we make whipping cream with hands and whisk i.e. without any stand mixer or hand machine?
Can you please post a video of whipped cream without any electric machine?

Claire
Claire
11 months ago

Hi Gemma, sorry to bother, but is full fat milk the same as full cream milk?
And if it isn’t, will low-fat milk might work?

Advanced Thanks!

Mireille Delisle-Oldham
Mireille Delisle-Oldham
7 months ago

Thanks so much! This was exactly what I was looking for. I am at home with no access to whip cream, and wanted to make a cake for my husband’s birthday. It didn’t quite poof up as much for me – perhaps because I used my KitchenAid to whip it? At any rate, I mixed it with home made strawberry jam, and a drizzle of raspberry liqueur – perfect icing for my white cake! YOU ARE BRILLIANT

Rimo
Rimo
10 months ago

hello, can I make butter from this whipped cream?

Reby
1 year ago

Can I use this whipped cream to make an ice cream?

Angel
Angel
5 months ago

Hi was wondering with this recipe can i use for BASQUE BURN CHEESECAKE? Thanks

Jill
Jill
7 months ago

Do you add the sugar before putting in fridge or after? The video and instructions are different. I tried this twice and didn’t work.

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