Sunday, December 3, 2023

Starbucks Whipped Cream: How to Make It at Home

by Mads

Whipped cream adds the perfect luxurious finishing touch to your favorite beverage. From iced coffee and lattes to Frappuccino, homemade hot chocolate, and so much more.

Starbucks Whipped Cream

Starbucks beverages, whipping cream has been a staple in the coffee shop for decades. With light and fluffy texture, famous sweet flavor, and pourable consistency.
The Starbucks Whipped Cream is the sweetest and creamiest frothy topping you can have. It is available in whole milk, semi-sweetened, or caramel flavors with varying fat content. A long-held secret of baristas at Starbucks locations, we are happy to share how to make whipped cream at home.

Why does the Starbucks whipped cream taste different?

One of the reasons that the Starbucks whipped cream has its characteristic unique taste like no other is it is made fresh daily there right at the coffee shop by a barista behind the counter. It differs in the fact that Starbucks whipped cream is not 100% whipping cream, it also has vanilla syrup added to it.


How Starbucks make Whipped Cream:

The rich, creamy taste of our premium whipped cream, sweetened to perfection with a hint of vanilla, is the perfect complement to all your favorite brews and beverages. Here’s the scoop on how the baristas make it:
So, it’s a simple process. All you need are the right tools. The barista in Starbucks make a lot of whipped cream daily, and they make it fast. The equipment and materials used at Starbucks are:

1. Starbucks Whipped Cream Canister

A dispenser; a durable canister made up of stainless steel that contains high pressure. The dispenser has screws on the top to make it airtight. It has a nozzle, that gives the whipping cream a specific shape when it is dispensed and a capsule that screws on as well. It is available in a variety of sizes. Starbucks uses a full-size whipped cream dispenser. Starbucks uses an iSi brand Whipped cream dispenser.

Whipped Cream Cannister

Leak-Free Whip Cream Maker Canister with 3 Decorating Nozzles & Cleaning Brush - 1-Pint / 500 mL Cream Whipper

2. Pressurized Nitrous oxide cartridges

3. Heavy Whipping Cream

Heavy whipping cream is available in almost all grocery stores in the dairy aisle. There are a variety of options available that may differ in their sugar content, pre-added flavors.


4. Flavoring syrup – Vanilla

So, there are a variety of flavors available and it depends on one’s choice. Although Starbucks uses vanilla syrup in the standard whipping cream. They may change the flavors according to the holiday special flavored drinks, as for s’mores, the marshmallow flavored whipping cream is used.


Process of How Starbucks Make Their Whipping Cream:

  1. All the aforementioned equipment and materials are gathered at a place.
  2. Combine 20 ounces of whipping cream.
  3. The mixture of dairy and sugar is combined into the whipping cream dispenser
  4. The dispenser is tightly screwed and the seal is ensured.
  5. N2O cartridge is inserted. The canister is given a vigorous shake for around 10 seconds and another minute. Then it is laid on its side. This allows the N2O and whipped cream to combine.Ezoic
  6. The canister is unscrewed, some gas is released, so it makes a hissing sound because of tiny bubbles created in the canister.

How to make Starbucks whipped cream at home?

Starbucks Whipped Cream; a delicious and whimsical frosting that is exceptionally fluffy, smooth, and delicious. Have you looked everywhere but could not find a recipe that makes a whipped cream exactly like Starbucks, and smells or tastes the same? Starbucks Whipped Cream is easy to make at home at your convenience. It only takes some blending of the ingredients, but once perfected you can make tons of that Starbucks whipped cream until it’s too much of a pain to whip up anymore!
Though no espresso machine is involved, perfect consistency comes naturally out of a single recipe, perhaps their most famous. Ingredients include unsweetened vanilla and almond milk, plus heavy cream and sugar (not needed if your cream has sugar already added to it), a flavor of your choice. The variety of flavors is cinnamon for Holiday Mocha, banana for Frappe Latte, vanilla for original Sweet Cream or Caramel Macchiato, or peppermint for Peppermint White Hot Chocolate.


Into a mixing bowl, heavy whipping cream, sugar, and flavor of your choice are added. Make sure you pre-mix the ingredients and chill them inside the freezer for around 20 minutes.
With the help of an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, blend all ingredients at high speed in a blender or food processor for around 5 minutes until frothy and fluffy. The mixture should have reached soft peaks.
The whipped cream is transferred in a piping bag. Or if you don’t plan to go fancy, you may just pour some of it on your homemade drink with a tablespoon. The whipped cream can be stored in the refrigerator and can be used for 3 days.
If you don’t have a vanilla syrup in your pantry, you can easily make it by mixing vanilla essence powder with water and then adding it to your whipping cream.
Enjoy a little sweetness even if you indulge in your breakfast with our luxurious whipped cream. With just a touch of sweetness, it can be used to enhance any dessert to the next level and make everything better. Won’t change the flavor of the recipe but can enhance the experience.
Enjoy your favorite whipped cream from the comfort of home.





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