Can I use half and half to make whipped cream?It is possible to use half and half as an alternative to whipped cream, but you will find that you will not be able to make it as firm as you could with regular cream.
If you do not mind a slightly runnier texture then half and half can work fine, and it is a healthier option. If you are making something that requires firm cream that will not slop around then you should use full cream.
What is half and half?
How should I make whipped cream?
You can make whipped cream with whole cream too. Pour it into a mixing bowl and whisk energetically. You must ensure that you are not simply stirring the cream as this will not whip it. You need to lift the cream as you whisk it and flick your wrist in a circular motion to whip the cream quickly.
This can be a tiring task, and many people prefer to use an electric whisk to whip their cream. This makes the task quicker and easier. The whisking arms of the appliance can then be removed for easy cleaning. If you are regularly whisking cream or making cakes or recipes that require batter, an electric whisk is a great appliance to have in your kitchen.
What can whipped cream be used for?
Whipped cream is usually used for a delicious variety of desserts. Pavlova is a popular dessert whereby whipped cream is piled onto of a meringue base and topped off with berries such as raspberries and strawberries.