Like many people I love a dollop of whipped cream on just about every dessert. But I have always been a little hesitant about using the product from a can or tub. These contain chemicals and stabilizers to keep them viable for a long time. I have made whipped cream from scratch in the past using my KitchenAid stand mixer but it always involved big batches and was very persnickety. It was a chore to prepare the bowl and whisk in the freezer for best results and once a big batch was made, well, I was obliged to eat it all so it did not go to waste. Until I got this lovely piece of equipment a few months ago.
It is the Whipped Cream Maker from The Pampered Chef. It is not much bigger than a can of beans and has changed how I make desserts. Add some heavy whipping cream, a bit of confectioners sugar and perhaps some vanilla extract. A couple minutes of vigorous pumping later you have delicious fresh, real whipped cream with no chemicals and in just the quantity and consistency you want.
Easy peasy and very fast. Now I always keep some fresh berries in the fridge to which I add a dollop of freshly whipped cream which is a delicious and reasonable dessert anytime we want. It has changed how I use whipped cream because I can choose how much I make. When I next need whipped cream for a dinner party, I will likely haul out the KitchenAid, but for the two of us, this is much better.
And if I do make too much (hard to imagine) the whipping chamber easily becomes a storage device to keep it for later. I was not compensated in any way for this review and there may be other companies that make a similar product, but I am 100% sold on this product by The Pampered Chef. It is dishwasher safe and stores in a very small footprint. It was a wonderful and perfect gift. Enjoy National Whipped Cream Day any day of the week!