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Soy Whipped Cream with Agar Agar

Our soy whipped cream recipe, which uses canola oil and agar-agar for texture, offers an alternative to conventional whipped cream. Vegan!
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vegan

5min    15min    easy  
  Water 60.7%  12/06/82  LA (7.7g) 2:1 (3.6g) ALA


Ingredients (for servings, )

500 mlSoy cream (18 oz)
ozAgar-agar

Equipment

  • hand-held blender / immersion blender
  • saucepan
  • whisk
  • stove

Type of preparation

  • cook
  • beat
  • bring to a boil

Preparation

  1. Whisk the agar-agar with the soy cream in a small saucepan.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.

    Make sure that the heat is not too high, since the mixture thickens considerably and can burn at high temperatures. Be sure to keep an eye on the pan.

  3. As soon as the cream has cooled, it is ready to be whipped. Whip until it reaches the desired consistency.

    An immersion blender is most efficient for quick and easy whipping, but you can also use an electric mixer. You can also use a whisk, but the whipped cream won’t turn out as well.

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Michael Weber, picture from the year 2015
Michael Weber, Switzerland
Die Beweggründe für mein Biologiestudium finden sich in meinem Interesse ein Verständnis für Mensch und Umwelt, insbesondere den Hintergründen für Erkrankungen zu entwickeln und zu vertiefen. Nach Abschluss des Master of Science in Infektionsbiologie habe ich mich für ein Studium der Pharmazeutischen Wissenschaften entschieden. Dies basiert auf dem Wunsch meine Kenntnisse in einem komplementären Bereich zu erweitern, nämlich wie und weshalb die Medizin auf uns wirkt. Seit 2016 betätige ich mich für die "Stiftung Gesundheit und Ernährung Schweiz". Die Arbeit hat mir geholfen ein besseres ernährungsphysiologisches Bewusstsein zu entwickeln und dadurch einen positiven Einfluss auf meinen Alltag genommen. Mit meinem Mitwirken hoffe ich auch andere Menschen zu einem vermehrt gesundheitsbewussten Verhalten zu motivieren. Denn ausgewogene Ernährung ist nicht nur eines der effizientesten Mittel um alltäglich Einfluss auf das körperliche Wohlbefinden zu nehmen, sondern gleichzeitig eine langfristige Zukunftsinvestition, die einen leider oft stark unterschätzten Mehrwert bereithält.

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Notes about recipe

Our soy whipped cream recipe, which uses canola oil and agar-agar for texture, offers an alternative to conventional whipped cream. Vegan!

Soy whipped cream: The texture of soy whipped cream makes it a better accompaniment for cakes or other desserts than plain soy cream. It allows people who are lactose intolerant to enjoy whipped cream without worrying about side effects.

Whipped texture: This soy whipped cream will not whip as well as conventional cream. After whipping, you will find that it sets a bit more so that it has a slightly different consistency or texture than conventional whipped cream. It is more like a light whipped cream or a mousse.

Agar-agar: This ingredient is a natural thickener that is extracted from the cell walls of certain species of algae. This property makes agar-agar much like pectin, so it is a good alternative to gelatin for vegetarians and vegans. Like pectin, agar-agar requires heating to develop its binding properties. You can learn even more about agar-agar by reading the information we have provided for this ingredient.

Tips

Test your agar-agar: Variations in the agar-agar can affect the final texture of your whipped cream. Since agar-agar products fluctuate in their ability to thicken food, we recommend that you test your agar-agar before you make the whipped cream. You can check its ability to thicken foods by boiling the agar-agar in a little water for at least 2 minutes. When cooled for about 3 minutes, the mixture should have a gel-like consistency; otherwise, you will have to adjust the cooking or cooling time accordingly.

Alternate preparation

If you make the soy cream base yourself by following the recipe for soy cream, you might want to try one of the alternative preparation suggestions there. Adding vanilla or other spices to your whipped cream will also produce tasty results.

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