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We’re working with magic today. Pure magic.
Pour heavy cream into a jar, give it a good shake, and, poof, fresh whipped cream in your jar! I first talked about this whipped cream trick last year with my churro waffles, but I really wanted to make a video so you could see how easy it is to make. Seeing is believing, right?
Why does whipped cream in a jar work? If you think about it, when we’re shaking heavy cream in a jar, we’re forcing air molecules to integrate with the cream, just like whisking heavy cream with a mixer. The longer we shake the jar, more the air bubbles will surround the fat in the cream and turn the liquid into a sturdy structure. It all seems like magic to me.
Now that I’m starting to see more strawberries pop up at my farmers’ market, I can no longer resist the urge to pick up a few baskets of them and bring them home. They’re still not quite in their peak season form yet, but I can’t care less. Those ruby berries are just calling my name!
MASTER MY MISTAKES / COOKING NOTES
- When to stop shaking: When you start shaking the jar, you’ll hear the heavy jostling inside the jar. Stop ONLY when you can no longer hear anything moving inside the jar. This process usually takes me 3 to 5 minutes. I’ve seen some videos say that you can finish whipping the cream in 45 seconds, but that’s never long enough for me.
- Let batter rest before cooking: When you’re working with gluten-free batters (whether they’re for waffles, pancakes, muffins, or breads), you want to let it rest for about 10 to 15 minutes before cooking it. Gluten-free flours need some extra time to absorb moisture. You may notice that the batter is very runny right after you mix it. If you let it sit for a little while, the batter will thicken.
- Coconut Sugar: I tried making the waffles with regular sugar, coconut sugar, and maple syrup. The waffles made with coconut sugar are by far my favorite because of the golden color.
- Adding chopped strawberries to the batter: I thought it would be a good idea to add some strawberry chunks into the batter, but my waffles didn’t turn out great. The chopped strawberries actually added too much moisture and made my waffles soggy.
- Try to warm up the milk and use room temperature eggs: Because melted coconut oil hardens very quickly, I suggest using an egg that’s been left out at room temperature and warming up the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds before mixing up everything. It’s not essential, but I think the ingredients mix better this way.
- Looking for more ways to enjoy the whipped cream? It also pairs very well with my churro waffles and soy milk pancakes.
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Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link to the waffle maker. I own an older model of that waffle maker.