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Sweet (Stabilized) Stiff Whipped Cream. What's the secret ingredient whipped cream that keeps its shape for days and in the heat? Easy recipe here!
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Sweet (Stabilized) Stiff Whipped Cream

Sweet Stabilized Whipped Cream keeps its shape for days and in the heat. Now you can make desserts with whipped cream ahead of time!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Allie Taylor


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin I used Knox Gelatin
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Chill a metal mixing bowl and the beaters to your mixer.
  • Meanwhile, add water to a small microwave safe bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top.
  • Allow gelatin to soften for a minute. (This is called "blooming".)
  • Whisk water and gelatin together, then microwave for 15 or 20 seconds.
  • Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Allow mixture to come to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream, confectioner's sugar and vanilla until it's very softly whipped and you start to see the beater trails.
  • Continue beating, and pour in cooled gelatin mixture in a steady stream.
  • Beat until whipping cream is stiff. (But don't beat too long!)
  • Use immediately or refrigerate for later use.
  • This whipping cream should be spread immediately.
  • It will then "set up" like gelatin or jello.
  • The consistency is different than regular whipped cream, not quite as soft.
  • Once it is set up, it will no longer be spreadable, because of the gelatin. So be sure to spread it right away, and then refrigerate.
  • This whipping cream will hold its shape for several days.