Whipped Cream Mastery: The Agar-Agar Advantage

Whipped Cream Mastery: The Agar-Agar Advantage

If you already have some baking expertise and you know the baking basics, you should already know how to make whipped cream. Have you tried making homemade whipped cream with agar agar? We'll show you how to make homemade whipped cream with agar-agar using our Galaxy Gas whipped cream dispenser. It's an easy way to save time and effort while creating delicious treats!

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What Is Agar-Agar?

When making whipped cream at home, have you seen the cream deflate quickly after a few minutes? You may have missed adding a stabilizer. A stabilizer is an additional additive that must be added to your mixture to prevent deflating and keep the emulsion intact. Agar-agar is a great stabilizing option. 

Agar-agar is a plant-based gelatin. It is a seaweed extracted from red algae and is available in bars, powder form, or strands for cooking. The powder form is where we’ll be focused.

In Asian countries, agar-agar has been popular for several centuries. It can be used in several recipes, including sauces, mousses, desserts, custards, pudding, and other jelly types of desserts. Furthermore, agar-agar is entirely odorless and has no taste, making it a perfect fortifying agent to add to whipped cream.

Agar-Agar Vs. Gelatin: Exploring Their Unique Properties 

What makes it different from ordinary gelatin? The extraction of agar-agar is done from red algae; ordinary gelatin is entirely animal-based. It is extracted from livestock collagen, bones, skin, cartilage, and tendons.

Agar-Agar Vs. Gelatin: Each agent impacts recipes differently. When simmered, agar-agar produces a thin gel with a chewy texture, suitable for various culinary uses. In contrast, gelatin easily dissolves in water, resulting in a smooth and silky texture. Additionally, agar-agar melts at a temperature of 365 degrees Fahrenheit and does not require refrigeration, offering convenience and versatility in recipes. As a result, if you are using agar-agar, you'll have a much firmer and more bouncy dish.

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How Much Powdered Agar-Agar Should You Use?

The average quantity you need to add is one tablespoon of powdered agar agar. It is approximately 350 ml.

  • For a softer form of jelly or fruit puree, use less Agar-Agar.

Stabilized Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

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For making stabilized whipped cream with agar-agar using the whipped cream dispenser, you'll need the following ingredients:

  • Agar-agar powder
  • Water
  • Galaxy Gas Whipped cream dispenser
  • Galaxy Gas N2O charger
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Vanilla extract (optional)

These ingredients will help you create stable and delicious homemade whipped cream to elevate your desserts.


recipe steps

  • Use the whipped cream dispenser to make homemade whipped cream with agar-agar:

  • Dissolve agar-agar powder in water as per the package instructions. Add vanilla extract and sugar to enhance the flavor. Once dissolved, pour the mixture into the whipped cream dispenser.
  • Charge the whipped cream dispenser with an N2O charger according to the manufacturer's instructions. Shake the dispenser vigorously for 30 seconds to ensure proper mixing.
  • Dispense the stabilized whipped cream onto your dessert or beverage of choice, ensuring it is thoroughly blended. For best results, refrigerate the whipped cream dispenser for 1-2 hours before use to enhance stability and texture.
  • Enjoy your stabilized homemade whipped cream, which will hold its shape for hours at room temperature. However, refrigerate your desserts for optimal freshness and avoid leaving them in warm environments for extended periods.

Points to Remember:

  • Add the sugar when the whipped cream thickens, just before the soft peak stage. Preferably, use powdered sugar for a fantastic finish.
  • Make sure all the utensils are cold for the best results.

Indulge in dessert perfection with our whipped cream dispenser and the magic of agar-agar. Thank you for choosing Galaxy Gas: the sweeter experience! 🙌🎉🍨


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