How To Improve Coffee With Whipped Cream?

By Ann Hills / Jun 2017
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Are you a coffee lover? Coffee has become a daily habit for many people. For some, their breakfast is not complete without coffee. Some people buy a cup of coffee on their way to work.

Are you a coffee lover? Coffee has become a daily habit for many people. For some, their breakfast is not complete without coffee. Some people buy a cup of coffee on their way to work. Coffee is also great while eating your favorite dessert while having a good conversation with a friend. You don’t have to drink coffee the same way. Why don’t you jazz up things a little bit and try something different with your coffee?

You might already have a preference. Like some people prefer flat whites while others would like their drinks strong with espresso. You don’t have to totally change your coffee variant to something you have never tried before.

But sometimes adding an extra ingredient into your coffee once in a blue moon can give a fresh change to your usual coffee routine. Why not try it with whipped cream?

Aside from whipped cream, there are other toppings you can put to improve your coffee. Let’s compare them one by one.

Whipped Cream and Other Toppings for Your

Toppings

Facts

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Cinnamon

If you are a regular cream and sugar guy, you might want to think about changing your habit and put cinnamon instead.

Do you know that you can save more calories per cup by putting cinnamon? Not only that, cinnamon can help strengthen your immune system and many more health advantages.

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Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Like cinnamon, this slightly nutty spice is usually found in baked products and on whipped cream on delicious drinks. You can purchase fresh nutmeg and grate it at your kitchen or buy the powdered version that you can store in a shaker in your cabinet.

Put nutmeg on the rim of your cup by lightly soaking it with water before putting coffee. Dip the rim in nutmeg and then pour in your favorite drink

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Nutmeg

Nutella

A lot of people love going for the Nutella jar with a spoon especially during our childhood days. Your coffee or espresso drink will taste much, much better with just a little bit of hazelnut by putting in some Nutella!

Use your favorite beans and coffee pot or Mr. Coffee® Steam Espresso and Cappuccino Maker to brew a cup. Put some Nutella into your cup and mix until it dissolves. Allow your coffee to cool a bit and enjoy your drink.

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Nutella

Mint

Mint used for cafe drinks. You can have a peppermint mocha right at the comforts of your place. Search for coffee syrups wherever you purchase your beans - they will surely have a pre-prepared peppermint syrup for taking home.

Put some mint to a cup before brewing coffee into it and then use a spoon to mix the two. Put your foamy frothed milk for a delicious mocha or latte and drink away.

You can also put peppermint or crushed bits of peppermint wheels. They go along well with whipped cream or make an ideal combination to the rim of a coffee cup.

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Mint

Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is not only for children but also for adults! Whipped cream can be an ideal partner to brewed coffee, cappuccino, frappes and much more!

You can do your own whipped cream at your kitchen or buy the spray can for immediate use. Whipped cream also is good with cinnamon and sprinkles.

Do you know that you can save calories with whipped cream? One tablespoon of whipped cream is only 52 calories compared to one tablespoon of honey which has 63 calories.

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Whipped Cream Coffee

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whipping cream or heavy cream.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or other flavorings.

Equipment

  • Stand mixer with a whisk attachment or
  • Metal bowl and a handmixer with beater attachments or
  • Metal bowl and a whisk

Notes

  • Serving Amount: Cream roughly doubles when it is whipped. One cup of cream will make about 2 cups of whipped cream, which is enough for 8 to 10 people to each get a healthy dollop on their pie. You can halve or double (or triple!) the amount as needed.
  • Other Flavorings: Before you start whipping, you can add orange or almond extract, a splash of liquor like bourbon or rum, some cocoa powder or melted chocolate, fruit puree, or citrus zest.

Steps in Making Whipped Cream

Among all of these ingredients, let’s give whipped cream the spotlight. Here are the steps on how you can make your whipped cream to put in your coffee.

Step 1: Pour the whipping cream into the mixing bowl

Chill the cream in the refrigerator until you're ready to whip it. When the cream is ready, measure it into the bowl of a metal bowl. If you like some more flavor, you can add vanilla.

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Pour the whipping cream into the mixing bowl

Step 2: Start whipping

Increase your whisking speed to medium and start whipping. At first, the cream will be very frothy.

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Start whipping

Step 3: Watch for the “soft plop” stage (4 to 5 minutes)

After whisking the cream and you begin to see trails in the cream that don’t quickly dissolve, then that is what is called the “soft plop” stage.

When you start to see trails in the cream that don't immediately dissolve after the whisk moves, you've reached what's called "soft plop" stage. If you lift your whisk out of the bowl, the whipped cream will barely hold to the beater.

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Watch for the “soft plop” stage

Step 4: Watch for soft peaks (6 to 7 minutes)

When the trails in the cream begin to hold its shape, this is already the "soft peak" stage. At this point, you can already put the whipping cream in your coffee.

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Watch for soft peaks

Step 5: Continue whisking for 7 to 8 minutes

Keep on whisking for 7 to 8 minutes up to the point when the cream becomes stiffer and begins to have volume. The cream will form a stiff peak that holds its shape with a sharp edge. You can already top it on coffee.

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Continue whisking for 7 to 8 minutes

Step 6: Watch for firm peaks (8 to 9 minutes)

When you whisk the cream longer, it will become stiffer and grainy. If you lift the beater out of the cream, the peaks will be totally stiff. After whisking for more than 9 minutes, the cream will turn to butter.

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Watch for firm peaks (8 to 9 minutes)

Step 7: Top on coffee

After achieving the right state of whipped cream, top your coffee with whipping cream.

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Top on coffee

There you have it! Now you know how you can make your whipped cream so that your coffee will taste much, much better. It is essential that you monitor the number of minutes so that you will get the perfect texture for your whipped cream.

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About the author

    Ann Hills

    My name is Ann Hills and I am a food blogger, nutrition advisor, and a yoga teacher. When I was a child, I often got around my mother and watched her cooking in our kitchen. My mom always says to me that: “Kitchen is the heart of any home”. I strongly believe in her saying that’s reason why I prefer spending my money to make my home better than other stuff.

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