Kitchen Confidence

Video: Whisk-Free Whipped Cream

By • March 23, 2012 • 19 Comments

Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today, Amanda's showing us how to whip cream without a whisk.

Say you're really jonesing for some whipped cream. You have a big pile of strawberries or a slab of chocolate cake, even some cold whipping cream and a bowl on hand -- but you can't find your dang whisk. Or maybe you broke it. Humor us.

What Amanda is here to tell you is that you don't even need that whisk -- you can get by with an implement that's even more pedestrian. Watch the video below, for a trick you may not want to try at home.

This week's video was shot and edited by our buddy Drew Lavyne, the founder/director of Six Minute Stories and the producer of the super helpful Teach Me Sushi iPhone app. He also helped us out with our Holiday iPad app

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5 months ago jo

three years later, and thought i'd say thanks, for the giggle...and the tip.

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over 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Ha! Your poor arm Next up, dark roux the stirring way - 40 minutes or so of stirring and trying desperately not to scald the flour. In case you go camping sans oven :-)

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over 2 years ago fhp

I like the cream pitcher.
Where can I get one some day?
I beat my mayonnaise with a wooden spoon.
Boring but lovely.

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

That was a gift from Merrill -- isn't it handsome? I'll ask her.

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over 2 years ago ValC

Do you know, it's even easier than that - I just dump the cold cream and maybe a bit of confectioner's sugar into a small jar (or tupperware if the jars are otherwise occupied) and shake until it's whipped into shape.

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

That sounds *too* easy.. :)

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over 2 years ago Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

I have a friend who frequently volunteers to bring dessert when we invite her to dinner. She often shows up with a little jar of cream, and as the meal winds down, she gets it out and starts shaking. While the rest of us are finishing up our wine, she's chatting along and making the whipped cream.

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over 2 years ago Rhonda35

Okay, that, by far, was your funniest video yet! PT will be so happy that you made him "famous." Two points: (1) not too many campers carry refrigerators filled with cold bowls, cold heavy cream and cold forks...but, that isn't the real obstacle...the main problem is that (2) most campers do not take my super-powered husband camping with them! He could whip that cream with a fork in 2 minutes flat! haha Despite all the overheating, you look lovely in this video - seriously - like, could anyone be more gorgeous while they whipped cream for 10 minutes straight...I don't think so. xoxo p.s. Looking forward to making butter w/ chopsticks, smarty pants!

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Ha! 1. Really? 2. True!

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over 2 years ago arielleclementine

ha! awesome video! way to go amanda!

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Thanks.

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Very funny, if I am ever camping and need to make whipped cream I'll keep that in mind but I hope my whipping cream and bowl would be cold enough.

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over 2 years ago Randi

I needed a laugh. Thank you!

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over 2 years ago inpatskitchen

So glad that whisk attachment came with the Viking immersion blender you so thoughtfully sent me!!

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over 2 years ago LLStone

Weren't you forking instead of whisking? :)

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Fair point.

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over 2 years ago carol_tanenbaum

So what's a little carpal tunnel syndrome in the quest for whipped cream?

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

No pain, no gain.

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over 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

Well done Amanda! Only 10 minutes later...and all that sweat. Come on :-)