You read that correctly: this little wonder has a variety of uses and can save you a lot of time and money. We’re talking about the whippet. Also known as a whip-it or a whipped cream charger, this handy dandy canister is filled with nitrous oxide that you can use for all manner of desserts, dishes, and drinks. Let’s take a closer look so you can see just why they should be in every kitchen.
What is a Cream Charger?
Named for its primary purpose, the whipped cream charger makes amazing whipped cream and saves you hours of hand whipping. Cream chargers are metal canisters full of laughing gas— also known as N2O. That’s right, the stuff they use at dental clinics. It’s non-toxic, edible, and has a subtly sweet flavor. The canisters come in various sizes, from 8G all the way up to Exoticwhip’s 640G commercial-sized tanks.
Chefs use the charger, a whipped cream dispenser, and a pressure regulator to bring out all of the functionality. Different heavy creams require adjusted pressure based on fat content; if you use the whip-it for dairy-free alternatives or for other things than just whipped cream, you will need to be able to adjust the pressure, as well.
How to Use the Whippet
The dispenser is where the magic happens. For the whipped cream, you add in your heavy cream. If you want flavored whipped cream, add the rest of the ingredients, too. Seal the dispenser, and pop in the charger. You’ll want to shake the dispenser to ensure the gas dissolves evenly throughout. Then, just aim and dispense for picture-perfect cream topping.
The N2O dissolves into the cream, whipping all of the flavors together and creating small bubbles for the perfect texture and consistency. You can make lighter or heavier whipped cream by adjusting the pressure. Another great thing about the results is that these whipped creams are stable, holding shape for several hours. You also get to know every ingredient going in, so you can assure your customers that your whipped cream has no preservatives or artificial ingredients.
It is important to remember that chargers contain compressed gas. They are safe to use— so long as you follow manufacturer guidelines and don’t abuse them. These instructions will also tell you how to properly dispose of a used charger.
Why Whip-it Tanks Offer a Great ROI
We did say this tool was great for all kitchens. Every purchase in a small business or large restaurant is an investment, and whipped cream chargers pay you back time and again— and we’re not just talking about writing it off as a business expense on your taxes.
Perhaps the biggest savings the charger nets is in time. Hand whipping can take forever, and you have more important things to focus on. Labor costs wages, and you save on labor by whipping your cream in seconds.
Next is the cost of whipped cream. Pre-made whipped cream can get expensive; you’re basically paying someone else to make the cream for you. And you have no say in the ingredients. You don’t have to sacrifice quality to save time: use a cream charger to make your secret recipe, but whip it with a charger to save time.
Then you have the marketing and customer experience aspects. Who doesn’t want to purchase those delectable desserts in advertisements? With a whipped cream charger, you can get those Instagram-ready results every time. This improves your marketing, but it also improves your customer’s special treat.
And last but not least, you have the variety that chargers are capable of. They don’t work for just whipped cream— they aren’t even limited to desserts! With whipped cream chargers, you can make edible foams like espumas and cheese foams. You can carbonate fruit for garnish or a light snack. You can create the creamiest mousses. You can even spice up your drink menu; consider serving nitro coffee or frothy cocktails.
Another use that’s growing in popularity is infusing oil or butter with herb and spice blends. The possibilities are endless when you have a whipped cream charger in your kitchen! Just make sure you have a pressure regulator so that you can access all of these recipes.
Whipping Up Customers’ Expectations
Whether you want to have the best-looking cookies at the school bake sale or serve high-end clients with exquisite and particular tastes, whipped cream chargers can take your kitchen to the next level. So why wait? Invest in chargers today, and see for yourself what the buzz is all about!