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Kitchen HACK: Make Whipped Cream without a Whisk or Beater

Ever needed to make whipped cream at home, but not had a whisk or a beater at your disposal? This clever trick shows you how to do it using a simple, everyday household item!

Nearly every kind of dessert can be improved with a little of dollop of whipped cream on the top, and if you've ever tried homemade whipped cream you'll know that it tastes way better than anything you can buy in a can. But what do you do when you have a dessert all baked and ready and realize you don't have a whisk anywhere around your kitchen? Or when you just don't feel like cleaning the mixer yet again, after all your hard work already?

Well, thanks to this clever hack, you won't have to worry about that again! All you need is a mason jar.

Here's how it works:

Chill the jar in your freezer for 10-15 minutes ahead of time. (This will help the cream to form peaks faster once you get started.) Once it's chilled, pour some heavy cream into the jar, then shake it vigorously. Depending on how hard you're shaking, the cream will be whipped and dessert-ready in anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes.

It's that easy!

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Ingredients

  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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