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Easily Add Whipped Cream to Your Coffee Drinks

Fresh whipped cream added to your coffee or hot chocolate makes an ordinary drink into a beverage occasion. With the Whip-It! brand cream charger it couldn’t be simpler to make café-style drinks right at home in your own kitchen without all the whisking.   Frozen Coffee with Whipped Cream  

About Whipped Cream Chargers

Also known as a whipping siphon, whipped cream chargers originated in Europe. They are made of a canister and a screw on lid with a trigger handle, a spout to dispense the whipped cream, and a device which allows a nitrous oxide (N2O) gas cartridge to pressurize or “charge” the canister.  

How It Works

Once the gas is introduced to the canister, the canister becomes pressurized and the fat-soluble gas dissolves into the cream (much like carbon dioxide in soda). A few shakes of the canister allow the gas to fully dissolve and the charger is ready to use. To dispense the whipped cream, turn the canister upside down to aim the nozzle where the cream is to go. Pressing the trigger handle then forces the cream out of the canister. As the pressure is released the gas turns into bubbles (again, like the soda comparison) which in turn makes the cream frothy and whipped.  

Nice To Know

Because nitrous oxide inhibits the growth of bacteria, cream will stay fresh in the charger for up to two weeks when kept in the refrigerator. Use only heavy whipping cream with a fat content of 32%. Not just for drinks, whipped cream chargers can be used for garnishing desserts and filling cream pastries like eclairs. Most whipped cream charges, like the Whip-It! brand charger come with decorative tips to make eye-pleasing swirls and dollops.  


You can always top your drinks with plain whipped cream, but don’t stop there. Add a little creativity with flavorings and colors. Here are a few flavor combinations to try. (All recipes are for 1/2 liter chargers. Double the recipes for 1 liter.)   Pour 1/2 pint heavy cream into container (don’t fill past fill line) Add these individual syrups for a simple flavored whipped cream (each pump equals 1/2 ounce, so 1 ounce equals two pumps) 1 1/2 ounces of Monin Vanilla syrup 1 1/2 ounces of Monin Chocolate Mint syrup 1 1/2 ounces of Monin Espresso syrup 1 1/2 ounces of Monin Caramel syrup 1 1/2 ounces Monin Toasted Marshmallow syrup   Combine syrups for these fun flavors 1 ounce Monin White Chocolate and 1/2 ounce Monin Coconut syrups 1 ounce Monin Blackberry and 1/2 ounce Monin Lavender syrups 1 ounce Monin Butterscotch and 1/2 ounce Monin Vanilla syrups 1 ounce Monin Salted Caramel and 1/2 ounce Monin Chocolate Fudge syrups 1 ounce Monin Hazelnut and 1/2 ounce Monin Chocolate Fudge syrups 1 ounce Monin Toasted Marshmallow and 1/2 ounce Monin Pumpkin Pie syrups 1 ounce Monin Strawberry and 1/2 ounce Monin Almond syrups 1 ounce Monin Cherry and 1/2 ounce Monin Chocolate Fudge syrups 1 ounce Monin Almond and 1/2 ounce Monin Chocolate Fudge syrups   Share your favorite whipped cream recipes in the comments below. Enjoy and Whip-It! up!
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