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The traditional method of making whipped cream requires a lot of effort and arm work. However, by using a dispenser and a charger, it’s possible to make fluffy, airy whipped cream in a matter of seconds.
A charger is a cartridge that contains N20. It’s attached to a whipped cream dispenser by putting it into the cream charger slot. You then have to shake it a couple of times, turn the dispenser upside down, and press the dispenser’s button so that the whipped cream will be pushed out the nozzle.
If you are interested in knowing more about how to make whipped cream with a charger, then you have come to the right page. This article will provide you with a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to make whipped cream with a charger.
Making Whipped Cream Using a Charger
Making whipped cream using a charger is a popular choice among many chefs and baristas. The reason behind it is because it is super easy to do and it can make airy, fluffy whipped cream fast. It can also be stored to be used later on, making it more convenient.
So, if you are making whipped cream using a charger, you will need the following materials:
- Whipped cream dispenser
- Whipped cream nozzle
Once you have the materials, you will also need these ingredients:
- 1 cup of regular whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 3 tablespoon of powdered sugar
Suppose you want to make a chocolate flavored whipped cream, you can use rich chocolate milk powder instead of vanilla. Hershey’s or Nestle are some of the top brands recommended for this.
Once you have gathered all the ingredients and materials needed, all you have to do is follow these steps:
- Clean the Dispenser
If your whipped cream dispenser is new or already used, make sure that it is clean before you begin using it. Start by inspecting each component.
Suppose some part of the dispenser isn’t clean. In that case, you can wash it with warm water and mild dishwashing soap. Make sure to try all of the components properly before doing the next step. You can use a clean towel for this.
- Attach the Nozzle Tip
Whipped cream dispensers come in many different nozzle tips. Some have a start shape while others are just a plain circle. Just pick one that fits your aesthetic. But, most of the time, whipped cream dispensers come with a standard star shape nozzle.
Attaching the nozzle tip on the dispenser is very simple. All you have to do is remove the canister lid and insert the nozzle tip. When you do this, make sure that it is properly connected. Also, make sure that the gasket found at the bottom part of the dispenser’s head is attached properly.
- Put the Ingredients Inside the Dispenser
In this step, all you have to do is to pour in the ingredients for your whipped cream. You can follow the ingredient list mentioned above or add in extra things that will make it fit to your preference.
When adding the ingredients on the dispenser, make sure to not go over the line indicated in the canister. If you do, chances are you will be making a mess or the dispenser will not work properly later.
- Attach the Charger
Now for the fun part, attach the charger by opening the cover for the charger slot. Screw in the canister and make sure that the smaller end is facing upwards. Twist it gently until you hear a hissing sound indicating that the gas is released. After that, you can let the charger stay in or dispose of it.
- Close & Shake
Lastly, shake the dispenser properly to make sure that the gas is incorporated with the ingredients. You can also turn it upside-down to mix everything properly.
After following this you can now start topping your dessert with the perfect texture whipped cream.
Common Problems Encountered When Making Whipped Cream with a Charger
Suppose it’s your first time trying to make whipped cream using a dispenser. In that case, it is okay if you do not get it perfect at your first try.
However, knowing the different problems that might happen can help mitigate the chances of blunders. With this in mind, here are some of the common problems you might encounter when making whipped cream with a charger:
● Whipped Cream is Too Runny
Suppose you notice that your whipped cream is too runny. In that case, you probably did not shake the dispenser well enough after you added the charger. Try shaking it well again and test whether the whipped cream is still runny.
● It’s Not Dispensing Any Whipped Cream
Similar to runny whipped cream, a solution to this problem is shaking the dispenser a couple of times. This is because there is a chance that the charger is not yet well incorporated so it is unable to push the cream towards the nozzle.
However, if shaking it does not work, the problem might be in the nozzle itself. It might be clogged or not cleaned properly. To fix this, you can dislodge the clog by using a toothpick.
If that still does not work, it is best to remove the entire nozzle and clean it thoroughly. If you have a spare one, you can also use that instead.
● You Did Not Follow the Dispenser Manufacturer’s Instructions
Most of the time, dispensers only need one cartridge of charger. However, there are some brands, especially those with larger capacity that require you to use 2 chargers at once.
This is why before doing anything, read the manufacturer’s manual of your dispenser. This way, you can avoid wasting ingredients and you are saving yourself from unnecessary hassles.
Making whipped cream with a charger might sound complicated but the truth is, it is not. In fact, it is considered to be the fastest and most convenient way of making whipped cream. Besides that, since it is stored in a dispenser, you can use it for upto 7 to 10 days.