How To Make Whipped Cream 【Things you want to know + video】

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How come my cream won’t be whipped to fluffy, but remains watery instead? Are there any tips on how to make whipped cream? These are the questions I received a while ago.

After posting those three no-churn ice-cream recipes, a few readers asked me to what extent we have to beat the cream.

Answer: For the sake of mixing with other ingredients at ease, we only need to whip the cream until the volume is increased, very fluffy with soft texture. That’s so-called “soft peak” stage. As those no-churn ice-cream recipes are very forgiving, you won’t fail even if you beat it to form stiff peaks, yet not too stiff, as you’ll find it’s very hard to combine with other ingredients as a result the texture of the end product won’t be smooth as expected.

The cream on the strawberry custard pastry I posted previously was whipped till the so-called “stiff peak” stage.

If you feel your head starting spinning between the two terms “soft peaks” and “stiff peaks”, like how I felt way back to when I started to learn whipping cream, you and me are on the same boat. What is soft peak? What’s stiff peak? How do they look like?
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Fish Chowder Soup (Qick & Hearty)

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Growing up in a family with lots of fish to eat, I just enjoy any fish soup very much. Here’s my light lunch that I had the other day, Fish Chowder Soup. This hearty and delicious soup goes really well with crusty bread or crackers. At the first glance, it seemed to be not much for a meal, I felt so full after finishing a bowl though. Once you've got all the ingredients in fridge, it’s so quick to prepare it on the go!
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No-Churn Matcha (Green Tea) Ice Cream

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Here comes the long-awaited matcha ice cream made without an icecream maker finally. All you need is to mix 3 or 4 ingredients together well. After a few hours of freezing, you can enjoy scoops of delicious matcha ice cream. I’ve added some homemade sweetened red beans (aka adzuki beans) on top. Needless to say, the quality of matcha powder is very crucial. Luck me, the matcha powder I bought from my last trip in Japan hasn’t been expired yet. It’s so good to make this delicious cold snack for boosting my spirit up whenever I crave for something sweet. Both of the green colour and creamy texture make you feel refreshing indeed. Enjoy, everyone!
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No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

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The person who invented ice cream was a genius. This frozen snack is so tasty that seldom people can resist, let it be small kids or grown adults. In summer, a scoop of ice cream help you beat the scorching heat. Even when it turns cold, I still love to serve my baked dessert with one scoop to balance the dish. Once you’re armed with the easiest recipe, you can whip up your homemade brand with only three ingredients even without an ice-cream maker. For making this coffee ice cream, it’s also easy. The texture is rich and creamy. Most importantly, try to get a quality coffee powder you love. I tried the Nescafe Gold Smooth this time. Upon the first bite of this creamy coffee ice cream, I felt myself flying up into the sky.
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No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

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This is the easiest way to make ice-cream at home if you don’t have an ice-cream maker. All you need is to combine three ingredients together with an electrical mixer. If you don’t have one, use your sheer muscle to beat the cream with a hand mixer then. The ice cream created with this recipe is absolutely tasty and creamy, as good as the great brands in Australia. Give it a go if you have a sweet tooth.
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Long Yan and Goji Tea

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Long yan (also known as longan, “gui yuan” 桂圓 in Chinese) is a popular tropical fruit. The flesh is very sweet and juicy. I and my family like to eat it fresh, even though it’s quite pricey here in Australia. The dried ones, dark brown in colour, are less expensive, good for making Chinese soups, desserts and teas. In Chinese medicine, long yan is a natural cure for insomnia. Goji (aka wolfberry, or Goji berries, 枸杞 in Chinese) is also found good for eye health, giving your a feeling of calmness and quality of sleep.

My mum used to make this long yan and goji tea for me when I complained after a sleepless night. This traditional Chinese tea is handed down from generations. I love the sweet fragrant smell of long yan. It’s very appetizing and comforting. After moving to Australia, I have to make it myself and surely will pass the recipe to my daughter just in case she needs it.
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