Mason Jar Whipped Cream (in Blender)

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!

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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!

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Using a smaller jar was the ticket to thick & creamy whipped cream.

 

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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.

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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)

Steps:

  1. Put everything together in the mason jar and stick it on the blender.
  2. Blend on high for about 15 seconds.
  3. Test the consistency and blend more if needed.

 

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