Whipped Cream Infusions Within Gastronomy

Whipped Cream Infusions Within Gastronomy

Whipped Cream Infusions Within Gastronomy

 

Whipped cream infusions have been around for a rather long time and we’ve covered everything from history to recipes, to effects on health and CBD infusions in our previous articles. Today we’re here to discuss not only the financial dividends available within the whipped cream infusion market, but the incredible experimentation and innovation within the gastronomical world, too. 

 

Let’s Start With Some Stats

 

From 2018-2019 whipped cream menu penetration increased by 5%, but from 2015-2019 it grew a whopping 11%. In the realm of restaurant use of whipped cream infusions, around 37% of restaurants utilize whipped cream infusions for both their front and back of house operations, according to Datassential. The global whipped cream market is valued at around 5.98 billion dollars in 2018 and is projected to experience a compound annual growth rate of 8.1% through 2025. Pretty incredible, right? So Why aren’t you tapped into this market yet. 

 

What’s With The Recent Growth? 

 

There wasn’t any disruption in demand for indulgent treats due to the pandemic, and restaurant owners (and smoke shop owners) can capitalize on this and cash in. Incorporating whipped cream infusions into different dishes to keep your menu fresh or simply diversify. Some restaurant owners have even reported higher sales once whipped cream was added as an option to dishes like waffles and different coffee drinks and often find that their guests are happy to find a dollop of whipped cream on their favorite meals. 

 

The Difference

 

The difference between them and us? Hydrogenated oils, plain and simple. The dairy-based whipped cream that infusions help you make a thicker, creamier product instead of the flat, oily texture present in whipped cream toppings made with hydrogenated oil. Obviously, this is what you want! Your guests wouldn’t care to pay for a good meal and then get low grade whipped cream, it just doesn't add up! Dairy-based whipped cream, as far as taste is concerned, is superior in every way from presentation to performance and function. 

 

Recent Innovations

 

A whipping siphon has been a staple within culinary communities for over five decades, but a lot of chefs are still operating under the old efficiency standards: right gas, right ingredients, right whipper and everything is god to go, but that’s merely scratching the surface of the true potential of whipped cream. 

 

Classic whipped cream is incredibly simple: heavy cream and vanilla syrup. Then, you take the correct gas of your choice, ideally Galaxy Gas (and grab a flavor if you desire), and charge up your whipping siphon with the nitrous oxide. Last, make sure that you’ve got your siphon or whipper chilled, and then you’re ready to go. 

 

In order to unlock the full potential of your whipped cream and the whipped cream siphon, you’ve gotta diversify and add flavors or maybe play with different diet restrictions like veganism or some keto specifications. 

 

Fun Fact: if avocado is prepared within the whipped cream dispenser with nitrous oxide instead of oxygen the avocado actually NEVER turns brown. This is one of our favorite uses of whipped cream infusions because as far as guacamole is concerned, this nitrous infusion cannot be touched. (Look for the recipe below!)

 

Our Favorite Innovations

 

Running short on time, but still love a good piece of marinated steak or a whopping breast or thigh of chicken meat? This is definitely going to be your favorite use of the whipped cream dispenser or siphon. Marinating meat has never been easier than now and with nitrous aiding in the marinating process, you’re actually going to be opening the pores of the protein so that the meat more readily absorb the flavor of the marinade. 

 

How To Marinade with Injection

 

  1. Prepare marinade.
  2. Mix within whipping dispenser or siphon.
  3. Charge the nitrous in order to open the pores of the meat for better injection flavors. 
  4. Blast that juice into your succulent meat.

 

Ever Heard of Xanthan Gum? 

 

Giuseppe Messina, a professional chef known for his avant guard techniques and experimentation, suggests using xanthan gum to prepare an emulsion in order to give your marinade a bit of texture. This, over the course of your cook time, will give your marinade enough grit to cling on to the inside of the meat and retain flavor over long cook times. Chef Messina prefers the utilization of a simple hand spinner to mix in the xanthan gum with the marinade in order to avoid clumps. 

 

Rapid Infusion Technique

 

This is essentially the practice of injecting nitrous oxide or whipped cream infusions into your favorite cocktails, dishes, snacks, and more! Often when you attempt to infuse something over the longterm the result is usually partial flavors of the ingredients you want to infuse. How do you avoid doing that? Rapid infusion is your answer. This infusing technique allows for you to quickly infuse flavors and blast them onto your favorite foods and beverages. 

 

Infusion Suggestions

 

Below we’ve gathered a few different ideas that you could play with in order to find new flavors. Such include herbals, alcoholic beverages, and sauces that could become your next go-to dish or party trick that’s sure to impress your friends and associates. 

 

Jalepeno Tequila: simply use the rapid infusion technique to take a SEEDLESS jalepeno and tequila and charge them with nitrous oxide and serve. The result is a spicy tequila shot or a little bit of zing to a margarita. 

 

Lavender or Other Herbs: Lavender is a fan favorite floral note to add to dishes, but don’t be afraid to play with different herbs, not just sweet floral notes. The process here is exactly the same as the previously mentioned tequila infusion: mix ingredients, charge with nitrous oxide, and blast into the dish or beverage of your choice. The sweeter flavor notes are great additions to syrups and oils. 

 

Hollandaise Sauce: Using the rapid infusion technique, a chef is able to avoid guess work and keep his hollandaise sauce prepared in wait for longer. Otherwise, he'd have to use the hollandaise the same day you made it. 

 

Our Favorite Recipes

 

Tiramisu Dip

Tiramisu Dip (allow images)

The tiramisu dip is not made with mascarpone or cream cheese. We have made the dip with very simple ingredients – whipped cream, amaretto and sugar. The creamy, fluffy and light texture is because the whipped cream is aerated in the Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser. 

When you search online, there are tons of recipes for making tiramisu, which are made from different ingredients. You will see a lot of variations when it comes to the type of liqueur. You will also find the eggless versions of the tiramisu recipe. Recipes may call for instant espresso or the real brewed one.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Make a fresh brew of espresso coffee and pour it in a bowl.
  • In a bowl, mix the egg yolks, whipping cream, amaretto, and powdered sugar.
  • Pour the ingredients into Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser through a sieve and funnel.
  • Charge with one Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Chargers and shake vigorously. Refrigerate the whipped cream dispenser.
  • Dip the ladyfingers in espresso brew and line them in a glass dish.
  • Dispense the whipped cream and smooth it out with the help of a spatula.
  • Make another layer with dipped ladyfingers in the dish.
  • Dispense the whipped cream in a generous amount to cover the lady’s fingers.
  • Sprinkle cocoa powder through a sieve. 
  • Keep in refrigerator for overnight or at least two hours so that the flavors are incorporated in the ladyfingers.

Tips

Is it difficult to make tiramisu?

Here is an instant version of tiramisu that you can whip up in few minutes. Our tiramisu dip recipe is very simple and does not require any special ingredients. You can prepare and serve the tiramisu whipped cream instantly when your family is craving light desserts. 

Is it necessary to use homemade coffee brew for dunking the ladyfingers?

If you don’t have a coffee maker at home, you can buy some espresso or strongly brewed coffee from any nearby coffee shop. 

What is the difference between traditional tiramisu and this tiramisu dip?

Traditional tiramisu has three main parts – a base made from ladyfingers dipped in coffee and liqueur, a filling made from mascarpone cheese, and a whipped cream topping. You don’t need to use mascarpone cheese when making this simple tiramisu dip. Simply whip up the cream and top it over the dipped ladyfingers. 

What type of ladyfingers are used for making a tiramisu base?

The tiramisu base is made from Italian ladyfinger biscuits, which are also called ‘savoiardi’ or sponge fingers. Most ladyfingers are made dry and bland to absorb the boozy coffee mixture perfectly and become deliciously flavorful. 

You can make your homemade ladyfingers or buy them. Store-bought ladyfingers may come with different textures, such as hard and crunchy or soft and spongy. If you have a softer variety, you have to brush the biscuits lightly instead of dipping them in the coffee. 

The trick of making a perfect base is soaking the ladyfinger biscuits just for the right time in the espresso. Dipping them for too long will make them mushy, and the result is a soggy base. Ideally, the ladyfinger base should remain moist and spongy until the tiramisu is served and eaten. 

What can I substitute for ladyfingers in a tiramisu?

Ladyfingers are the classical base ingredient use in a tiramisu. Suppose you can’t grab any of them; it’s better to postpone the making of tiramisu. But if it’s inevitable to make tiramisu without ladyfingers, you can use biscotti, sponge cake, or pound cake. 

Which alcohol is best for tiramisu?

Though Marsala or Madeira wines are commonly used in Tiramisu, rum, amaretto, or coffee liquor are even better. You can also experiment with Irish cream, chocolate liqueur, or orange liqueur as they also complement the coffee flavor. 

 

Bailey’s Chocolate Luxe

Bailey's Chocolate Wintery (allow image)

Perfect for the holiday season, a glass of this wintery chocolate Baileys cocktail will soothe your palate. The warmth will flow smoothly all over your body as soon as you gulp down this smooth, creamy drink. It is a fantastic cocktail for Christmas celebrations when the chilly winds freeze. Instead, you can see the blood in the veins. The dream of every chocolate lover – this Baileys cocktail is worth trying!

The chocolate and coffee go together with each other. Make your espresso as strong or mild as you like it. A shot of dark Zacapa 23 rum gives definitive booze to the cocktail by imparting a nutty flavor to the concoction. At the same time, the delicate vanilla-flavored almond milk whipped in the Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser makes an airy, indulgent foam that perfectly complements the strong flavors of the Baileys cocktail. 

Treat yourself or impress your guests by serving them this deliciously creamy, authentically festive, and soothingly sweet warm winter cocktail. This recipe will make a single serving of the Baileys cocktail, but you can take the number of ingredients according to the number of guests you are planning to serve.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a serving, glass adds rum and vanilla sugar syrup.
  • Heat the concoction for three seconds with the help of a steamer or coffee machine.
  • Now add Bailey chocolate and espresso. Stir well to mix the contents.
  • Blend the almond milk with pro espuma and vanilla seeds with the help of a hand-held mixer.
  • Pour the almond milk mixture into the Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream
  • Dispenser through a sieve and funnel.
  • Charge with one Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Charger and shake well to infuse the nitrous oxide into the recipe.
  • Keep the whipped cream dispenser in a water bath at 62 degrees Centigrade to keep it warm until serving.
  • Dispense a generous amount of the warm almond milk foam over the espresso and rum mixture, garnish with chocolate shavings and serve immediately.

Tips

What does Baileys Chocolate Luxe taste like?

Baileys Chocolat Luxe combines real Belgian chocolate with the original Baileys Irish Cream and Madagascan vanilla into an extensively indulgent drink. You can use Bailey Chocolate Luxe to craft a variety of warm, luxurious cocktails for winter festivities. The Baileys rich neutralizes the bitter notes from cocoa, caramel flavors to form a delicious drink poured over ice or whipped into cocktails. 

What is Pro-Espuma hot?

Pro-espuma hot is a powder made from egg white protein. It is added to different mixtures to help them foam without affecting their original color and flavors. The foaming capacity of pro-espuma is 25% greater than that of fresh egg whites. Pro-espuma is a commonly used foaming agent that gives shape to meringues, marshmallows, macaroons, souffles, and mousse. 

Is this a vegan recipe?

Though we have used almond milk instead of cream for whipping, the Baileys Chocolate Luxe may contain Irish dairy cream. You can instead try the drink with Baileys Almande, which, according to the manufacturers, is 100% dairy-free and suitable for vegans. 

What is the alcohol content of Bailey Chocolate Luxe?

The rich and luxurious Baileys chocolate liqueur is the fantasy of every grown-up chocolate lover. Rich in Irish dairy cream, delicious Belgian chocolate, and a smooth Irish whisky, Baileys Chocolat Luxe is an award-winning drink. It has an alcohol content of about 15.7%, according to Bailey’s official website. 

What can I make with Baileys Chocolat Luxe?

What can be more indulgent than sipping on a hot coffee or chocolate drink on winter nights, and Baileys goes best with 

Coffee:

It seems like Baileys and coffee are made for each other. You will forget the regular cream once you have a bottle of Baileys in your fridge.

Hot Chocolate:

Warm beverages are heavenly winter concoctions that nourish your soul, so is a cup of hot cocoa with Baileys. Our tip – keep your hot chocolate dark and less sweet for a more indulging taste. Don’t forget to top with cream whipped in a Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser. 

Cold Brew:

Summers around the corner, no worries. Stir your refrigerated Baileys in a cup of strong cold brew. Add ice cubes and enjoy.

Ice cream:

Drizzle your favorite flavors of ice cream with this luxurious Irish cream, add some chocolate shavings and enjoy the treat. 

Austrian Liptauer Espuma

Austrian Liptaur 9allow images)

Liptauer is a traditional appetizer spread that is popular throughout Austria, Hungary, and Slovakia. The name is derived from the word Liptov that is a region in Slovakia. Originally this spread is made from Bryndza, a soft cheese made from sheep’s milk. However, chefs all around Europe are experimenting with this spread with other soft cheeses conveniently available to them. 

In the traditional method, the soft Bryndza is blended with butter so that the spread becomes creamy and fluffy. We have used quark cheese with heavy cream to make the sauce decadent and creamy. The Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser increases the volume by adding air to the spread, thus making it very light and fluffy. You will fall in love with this aerated version of this traditionally thick spread.

The most commonly added seasonings are paprika, capers, anchovy, tomatoes, and minced onion. Ideally, the flavor of this spread should be smoky, tangy, and slightly salty. You can refrigerate the Liptauer espuma for many days in the refrigerator and use it whenever you are craving a tantalizing treat.

Ingredients

Instructions Mix an irresistible paprika powder, quark cheese, stock, anchovies, and tomato paste in a bowl.

Tips

What Variations of Liptauer are found across the globe?

As Liptauer has gained popularity across several countries worldwide, you will see many interesting variations in its traditional recipe. People have modified this versatile dip to tailor their taste requirements and the ingredients easily available to them. 

You will find recipes that call for sweet pickles or salty anchovies. Those who prefer hot and spicy notes in their dips add paprika or hot sauce to flame up their formulation. 

Some people prefer their Liptauer smooth, so they blend some cream or sour cream in it. Some people like the chunky texture of Liptauer, so they add cottage cheese to the recipe.

We have made a Liptauer that is very creamy, light, airy, and frothy. The Liptauer attains this fluffy texture when you add cream and then whip it in a Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser. 

How to Serve Liptauer Espuma?

Austrian wineries in Vienna serve either a spicy or a mild Liptauer as an accompaniment to their wines. We paired our Liptauer espuma with “Gruner Veltliner wine” and found that it was a heavenly combination. 

Liptauer espuma is a perfect appetizer that you can serve with any desired beverage. It is an ideal spread to be used with pumpernickel or rye bread, or any other fresh, flavorful bread. Use the creamy, salty, and tangy Liptauer to coat any bread or cracker available to you and indulge in the creamy treat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. 

You can even use it as a party dip for raw vegetables, French fries, crackers, tortilla chips, toasts, or any other treat. 

Which cheese can you use to make Liptauer espuma?

Liptauer is traditionally made in Lipto, Hungary, from fresh sheep’s milk cheese that was available there. We have made this recipe with Quark cheese which is most often used to make Liptauer in Germany. So you can say that we are making the German version of this recipe. In Austria, you can enjoy Liptauer made from Topfen, which resembles cream cheese. 

Which flavorings go best in Liptauer espuma?

The Liptauer is a simple cheese spread or dips seasoned with common flavorings available. You can use garlic powder, paprika powder, caraway, mustard, or tomato paste. You can also add peppers, capers, or anchovies. It means that there is great flexibility when it comes to flavoring up your Liptauer sauce. You can add anything that pleases your taste buds. We have also added chicken stock to make it softer inconsistency. 

Why is Quark cheese added to the Liptauer espuma?

Quark is a fresh creamy cheese that is an essential part of Central European cuisine. The traditional version of this cheese does not contain rennet, though you may find some in today’s commercial formulations. The texture of quark cheese is comparable with that of Greek yogurt. 

Quark is considered a healthy food option as it is low in sodium and high in protein. Apart from Liptauer, or, rye it is also used in many desserts such as cheesecakes. It is conveniently available at European specialty markets, and of course its available online. 

How is Bryndza made?

Bryndza – the typical sheep milk cheese is made from a milk mixture that constitutes 50% or more sheep milk. The soft texture of bryndza is similar to the texture of feta cheese.

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