Cream Chargers, the essential element of making whipped cream! They are available in two different sizes – most people find the standard size (8g) convenient, but for bulk whipping then the larger (16g) canisters might be the most suitable.
Don’t forget that you will also need a whipped cream dispenser to use with you cream chargers. All of the dispensers (whippers) sold on creamchargers.org.uk are compatible with our chargers. You will just need to make sure that you’ve bought the correct one to be compatible with either the 8gm or 16gm size of canister.
So, what exactly is a cream charger? They are simply tiny little cylinders of compressed Nitrous Oxide gas. Their most common and obvious use is to make whipped cream. You could of course whip up some cream the normal way but when you use cream chargers then you’ll be getting a lighter and fluffier version of whipped cream. When made using nitrous chargers then expect to get one and a half times the volume of cream you’d normally expect. The effect is fairly instant, simply fill the body and the whipped cream dispenser with cream and pressurize with a charger. Once it has been charged then it can remain for 7-10 days like that until you want your whipped cream. Then, when you need it simply point and squirt!
Once you have your equipment then you might well want to take it all one stage further. Whipping cream is only the start of it. You could try making some flavoured whipped cream chocolate, lemon, minted – there are numerous possibilities – just add the flavour before you use the charger.
You could also try something even more special – try the trick with the whip, or some espumas , or microwave cake. Nitrous oxide chargers may just open a door into the world of molecular gastronomy for you!
If you are thinking more along the lines of cocktails then perhaps nitrogen cavitation for hi-speed infused alcohol or get started with molecular mixology.
Go away and explore then come back to The Cheeky Monkey when you need some more supplies!
You may find you need some unusual chemicals to create some of the more ambitious whipped creations and we do stock some of them. If you want to get everything in one go for playing with your new cream chargers then you might consider getting a molecular gastronomy starter kit. There is even a kit made by molecule-r that is specifically designed for the whipped cream chargers (syphon) see it in action here. If all that looks a bit complex then just simple coffee syrup added to whipped cream is worth a go too!
If in any doubt about which cream chargers or dispensers are suitable for you, then don't hesitate to get in touch.
If you are thinking of trying warm foams, which are really simple to make and are an interesting twist on the standard mousse, then you will need to use one of our stainless steel whipped cream dispensers. These are suitable for professional kitchens and work with our standard size (8g) cream chargers. They come with an extended warranty.
The cream chargers can only be used once but the dispensers should give you plenty of service, we even stock spare parts for the things that may eventually fail (seals and gaskets).