Stable Whipped Cream is so astounding that I honestly don’t miss the sugar! It’s easy, quick to make, and tastes great on desserts, in hot winter mugs, or even in simple bowls of fruit.
The best part of this Stable Whipped Cream is that it stays “stable” for all of your decorative desserts! I learned the hard way that all whipped cream is not created equal. Unless the cream has a stabilizer, in this case gelatin, it will not mold or hold its shape for long. This recipe will allow you to pipe the cream into delicate and decorative puffs without losing shape.
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How can sugar-free taste so sweet?
Because this recipe is a sugar-free recipe, we are using a sugar-substitute. My substitute of choice is a yummy natural sweetener called “Swerve” that is made from select fruits and starchy root vegetables. So, maybe that last part doesn’t sound like it would be tasty in a pie, but I promise you will never know you’re eating veggies!
Swerve can usually be found in the organic aisle of your grocery store.
How to make Sugar-free Stable Whipped Cream
Decorating pies can be quite a struggle if the whipped cream is soft and begins to lose its shape before you have the chance to serve those slices to your guests. With only a few ingredients you can make your own firm (stable) whipped cream that will hold up from pie plate to dessert plate.
- Mixing Bowls – used to mix ingredients
- Sauce Pan – used to heat the water and unflavored gelatin
- Stand Mixer or Hand Held Mixer – used to whip the cream
- Gelatin Mixture – unflavored gelatin, water
- Whipped Cream – heavy cream, vanilla extract, Swerve granulated or confectioners
- In a small bowl, combine unflavored gelatin and cold water. Allow mixture to sit until it begins to thicken. This will only take a few minutes.
- Add thickened gelatin to a small saucepan over low heat and stir until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool, but DO NOT LET IT SET, or there will be small flavorless gelatin chunks blended throughout your whipped cream.
- Using a handheld mixer, whip heavy cream, vanilla, and Swerve until it begins to thicken. Add in gelatin and whip until stiff peaks form (about 4 to 5 minutes).
- This whipped cream is the perfect consistency to use for those intricate piping swirls that take your amazing desserts from amateur to professional!
Sugar-Free Stable Whipped Cream
- In a small saucepan, combine gelatin and cold water and allow to sit until mixture thickens.
- Place the pan on the stove over low heat and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool, BUT DO NOT LET IT SET.
- Using a stand or hand held mixer, whip heavy cream, vanilla extract, and Swerve until it starts to thicken.
- Add in the gelatin and whip until stiff peaks form.
- The whipped cream is now ready to place into a piping bag and begin decorating your dessert.