We used to make whipped cream in a big bowl with an electric hand mixer, but I’m happy to announce that now we have cracked the code to making good mason jar whipped cream in the blender!
Why Blender Whipped Cream Doesn’t Usually Work
We used to try to make whipped cream in a pint jar, but the whipped cream would always come out too liquidy. It’s no less delicious, but it’s not the perfect consistency of the whipped cream from the grocery store.
I had a flash of inspiration – why were we able to make good thick whipped cream with the hand mixer, but not with the blender? I realised the problem must be the size of the blades whipping the cream.
Now with a blender, the blades are very small, that’s why they don’t do a good job whipping when you’re using a pint jar. And unless maybe you have a high tech expensive blender (we don’t) you can’t just swap in taller blades.
So instead of trying to make our blades longer – we just made our mason jar shorter. Much shorter. We’re using the smallest mason jar we have, only 1 cup in size. Now our blades fill up half the mason jar!
Using a smaller jar was the ticket to thick & creamy whipped cream.
Tiny Jar Means Tiny Batches
We use about 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream, a teaspoon of sugar, and a bit of vanilla extract. This makes a single serving of whipped cream.
If you want more, just keep refilling and reblending these tiny batches. Finishing one batch goes really fast – we find about 20 seconds on high to be about right. The only problem now seems to be that it goes SO fast that if you go a little too long the whipped cream gets almost TOO hard – I think it starts to turn into butter.
Our initial 1/3 cup of whipping cream turns into just over 1/2 cup of whipped cream. Here’s a close-up of a single batch sitting on top of a homemade frappuccino clone. Link to the frappuccino recipe.
Mason Jar Whipped Cream Recipe
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 pint (1 cup) mason jar with regular mouth so that they fit on a blender. Here is an example. Many are wide mouth so make sure you get the right one.
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp sugar
- dash of vanilla extract (about 1/8 tsp)
- Put everything together in the mason jar and stick it on the blender.
- Blend on high for about 15 seconds.
- Test the consistency and blend more if needed.