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This amazing Stabilized Vanilla Whipped Cream recipe is made up of just four ingredients, and it’s stabilized with my favorite bakery secret—Instant Clearjel. If you don’t have this in your pantry yet, you should probably read Instant Clearjel: a Magical Little-Known Bakery Ingredient. 😉
You’ll be amazed at how thick and creamy this stabilizer makes your whipped cream, and you can whip it up in just five minutes. It’s not an typical light and delicate whipped cream anymore (which is still delicious, don’t get me wrong). It’s now morphed into a dessert all on its own–it’s almost like a whipped cream mousse.
You can pipe this stabilized whipped cream as a frosting on cupcakes, or use it to make melt-in-your-mouth cake parfaits and trifles. We also used it at Amycakes Bakery to make incredibly tall cream pies with mountains of extra-thick Vanilla Whipped Cream.
How to Stabilize Whipped Cream
Just whip the heavy cream and pure vanilla (I highly recommend using pure over imitation vanilla) until stiff peaks form. Then add the whisked-together powdered sugar and Instant Clearjel while the mixer is on low. The Instant Clearjel will thicken the whipped cream instantly. Instant Clearjel is tasteless and has no added flavors or artificial ingredients (it’s only made up of one thing–modified cornstarch). So it won’t alter the delicious cream and vanilla flavors.
Can I substitute the Instant Clearjel?
There isn’t a substitute for Instant Clearjel in this recipe (although you can still make delicious tasting vanilla whipped cream by leaving it out–it just won’t be stabilized or as thick. That just means it might be harder to pipe with, and that by day two your unstabilized whipped cream will probably be deflated/weepy).
I doubt you will ever go back to any other whipped cream after trying this recipe. ☺️
Thanks for Reading. ❤️
Easy Stabilized Vanilla Whipped Cream
- Whisk the Powdered Sugar and Instant Clearjel together. (Instant Clearjel must always be whisked with dry ingredients before adding to liquid to avoid clumping).
- Using a whip attachment and a stand mixer (preferred) or handheld mixer, whip the Heavy Cream and Pure Vanilla until stiff peaks form.
- Turn the mixer on low, and slowly add in the Powdered Sugar/ Instant Clearjel mixture until incorporated. The Instant Clearjel will thicken the whipped cream instantly, which is why we want to make sure the whipped cream is nicely whipped and fluffy before we add in our thickener.
- Keep refrigerated. Enjoy!