Unveiling the mystery of my whipped cream!

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I do generally make some sort of a dessert or other on weekends, that needn’t be a bake alone. I’ve baked plenty of cakes in the past, but have hardly unleashed my creativity in terms of decorating cakes, something I always wanted to try my hand at. I always cringe to the thought that my low-fat fresh cream will never whip well to hold its shape. Of the several attempts made to whip Amul cream to perfection, I account to more flops than successes. If you are in India, are a reverent baker, then you know well what I am relating to.

Unfortunately options here are limited. Agar has at times helped me stabilize the cream, but then it does not make an attempt to the stiff peak stage that one would expect if you want to beautify your cakes. Eventually, after hours of effort going into freezing bowls, beaters and cream, I have often ended up being dissatisfied with the results, also constantly looking out for alternative dessert to be made from of the crudely whipped low-fat cream.

Then there have been other win win occasions where the cream whipped up considerably... especially when I managed to skim off that excess floating liquid (water) from the top of cream. But this cream tends to be moody. At times if it weeps out that moisture, it whips up, else will only make me weep!


Unveiling the mystery of my whipped cream!

Recently, I came across locally fetched cream on stands of Foodworld and thought I should share with all who are in similar shoes as me, for the ones who are looking out for a local cream rather than the expensive imported ones. ‘Milky Mist’ is an Indian brand for medium fat cream and whips beautifully light, airy and creamy. It’s a simple milk fat cream and though it doesn’t explicitly mention as whip cream, it does work like charm.

I picked this cream recently to use it in my curries. However back home as I went through the nutrition list, the fat content mentioned on the pack showed 39%. I stashed it into my refrigerator, however, on the back of my mind, the curiosity to whip it was killing me. In less than an hour, I pulled out my stand mixer, attached the beaters and went on a whipping spree. 39% fat does work for my job! My guess is the cream has no added preservatives and suggests to be used in 10 days from manufacturing date. On the flip side, the supply is very irregular and I have to often follow-up with the supermarket for more of these.

See how beautifully it whips. Aaah… glory!

41 comments:

  1. Hi MD, which stand mixer do you use? I'm currently in the US and will be moving back to India soon.. Wanted to know if there is a good stand mixer like the Kitchen Aid available in India. I do a lot of baking and decorating too.

    Shubha

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  2. Have seen milky mist paneer here in Hyderabad but not cream :-(.

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    1. Hi...I found some at Ratnadeep supermakt...the new one at Hitech city...on d way thru d short cut to inorbit mall

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    2. Hi...I found it in Ratnadeep supermarket here in hyd. D new one on d way to inorbit mall...near the shortcut

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  4. I have used milky mist cream on some occasion an I do not recollect when :) But even Amul works for me, the important thing is to remove the whey (the liquid) and chill the cream in fridge for atleast two days before trying to whip it.

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  5. This cream looks perfect for preparing icicng for the cake. Amul cream is low fat, tried once ...it was a flop...We don't get this brand here. We can obtain sweetened cream from some bakery. But they are terribly high on fat!

    Very good post. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Shubha, I use a Hamilton Beech stand mixer we got from US, which I doubt you get here in India. I have seen Black & Decker stand mixer here in some supermarkets. May be you can opt for that one, else get one on your way back from US :)

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    1. Hi MD,
      This is Kirti I am currently in the USA and wanted to buy kitchen aid hand mixer and stand mixer but the equipment voltage here doesn't match with Indian voltage,how do you manage to use American appliance in India? Is there a solution to this problem? Should I buy these appliances and how Will I be able to use them in India? Please help.my email is kirti.pimple@gmail

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  7. Priya Kumar, totally agree you can whip Amul cream with that whey skimmed off. But then there have been times, when the whey doesn't float on top well. That's when the cream fails to whip.

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  8. Hey MD, thanks for replying.. What did you do to convert the voltage of your Hamilton Beach stand mixer? I've heard about appliances from the US breaking down when run using a voltage converter in India. I'm keen on getting a stand mixer from here but want to be sure that it still runs in India!
    Shubha

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  9. That's right Shubha, you can not use electrical gadgets from US in India due to difference in voltages. You'll need a voltage step-down adapter which you can easily get in any electrical shop. It converts the Indian standard of 220V to US standard of 110V. Mine works fine and I have not seen any issues with that. Of course there is a slight reduction in speed due to the conversion, but then that's minimal. So it's fine with me.

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  10. I've wanted to try Milky Mist after reading the fat content mentioned.You have just given me a push to try it out:)

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  11. Yes Divya, it whips beautifully! Do give a try if you have access to it. And I hope you get ur hands on it! :)

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  12. Thanks for the info dear! Looking for Milky Mist now :)

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  13. Hey M D..I know what u mean by probs with whipping amul cream...I have almost given up making any dessert requiring w.cream as main ing..Btw, u could try Non dairy cream available at food additives, seshadripuram..its ideal for souffles n all..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. wow,im so glad i came across your blog!!!

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  15. am also searching for fresh cream happy to hear that milky mist high fat cream and u whipped perfectly. Am searching for it for all supermarkets i could not ger it . And one thing use milkymist butter to make cake and cookies it comes out super when compare to other produts.Can u help me were u get milky mist cream. i want to make pineapple pastry this weekend thank you soo much Shubha mam

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  16. were u used to buy this cream in chennai , i searched but i could not found

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  17. I use amul cream ,i found that if u keep the bowl to whip the cream and the beaters in the freezer for half an hour and use cold cream to whip it forms nice peaks. But u have to beat the cream for around half an hour. if possible keep a bowl of ice cubes under the bowl with the cream in it. But u hv to be really patient.

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  18. You do get 220volt Kitchen Aid Mixers in USA, but are far more expensive than its 110 volt counterpart.I bought my ( 220 volt) Kit Aid food mixer in USA . In my opinion nothing beats Kit Aid as far as mixers are concerned
    Anon

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  19. Hi MD,

    I have been planning on buying a standmixer from amazon. But I am paranoid about the volt conversions.People arnd me are telling me that the life of the mixer goes down tremendously when we use those step down transformers.I wanted to know what u feel about this and how long have u been using urs.

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  20. Veena, I have been using the stand mixer since past 2 years with no issues. It works perfectly fine, but at a slightly reduced speed than it would be at 110V. But then that's an expected behaviour, so I am not complaining! Of course it depends on how often you will use it.

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  21. I have tried using amul cream but its not working, and is also not sweetened, please provide some solution, not many brands are available in my city. Please suggest some common brand or any other solution.

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  22. Ankit, try draining out any liquid that floats on top of Amul cream. Chill the cream in freezer for atleast 20-30 minutes (remove before it can solidify) along with the beaters and the bowl. Then try to whip. If you have access to Milky Mist, get hold of one, it works!

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  23. hello every body is these product is available in Delhi i searched every where but it is not here if some one knows tell me where should i find it

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  24. wow u really solved my problem .. atleast i got it clarified that amul cream doesnt work .. now have to go on a search for milky mist .. with 95% probablity of not getting it though :/

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  25. wow u really solved my problem .. atleast i got it clarified that amul cream doesnt work .. now have to go on a search for milky mist .. with 95% probablity of not getting it though :/

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  26. Agree about milky mist. The ganache turned out brilliant. Yet to whip it though. I don't have a stand / hand mixer and will be using my whisk. Let's see how far I get :)

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  27. I got milky mist frm auchan,koramangala, Bangalore

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  28. Where in mumbai can i get milky mist cream

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  29. You get kitchen aid in okhla delhi. It ranges some where about 40k. Google it and u will get the address

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  30. do u keep the milky mist cream pack in fridge and separate heavy cream nd liquid ? can this whip cream is stiff enough to use for icing in the cake ?

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    1. Rupa, what I have seen is that milky mist whey need not be separated like you do with Amul cream. Infact there's barely any liquid since its heavy cream. If its cold enough, it whips well to stiff peaks. Hope that helps.

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  31. Hello...
    I know that this is an old thread. But just wanted to know how do you use your stand mixer here as it must be as per US specification. Requedt you yo be quick in hour reply as one of my relatives is visiting US and he can bring one for me

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  32. Hey All,
    Amul has come out with their own version of WHIPPED CREAM. Look for the red and white terapack from Amul in Supermarts or your local Grocery stores,
    This one comes with 30% milk fat. I have used it once and it whips like a charm.

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  33. Hi,I whipped cream with milk mist Iam so happy because it whipped so good but it tasted little bit sour and salty.Please help with some tips.

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  34. My experience below after Refrigerating overnight and whipping
    Amul low fat cream : Flop
    Amul whipping cream: Gives cream but not fluffy enough to stand on cakes. It seeps into the cake and makes it crumbly.
    Milky mist medium fat cream: First I got soft peaks as shown in the pics in this blog. Second time it curdled soon after adding sugar and cocoa (both fresh enough)

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  35. I tried with Milky mist and it whipped beautifully but it is not sweet. It has a little curd-ish taste in it. How can we fix it?

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