Whipped cream is commonly served with syrups like strawberry or caramel. But if you want to make your whipped cream taste more like what you drench on top of it, then make sure that you make a flavored whipped cream out of that topping. For caramel lovers, a caramel whipped cream is one of those stuff that you surely want to indulge into.
But what if you want to add a new twist into your caramel flavored whipped cream? Then just turn it into a caramel nut whipped cream instead. This is one of the best types of flavored whipped cream that both adults and kids love, and is perfect to be placed on top of various food and drink. Most of the time, caramel nut whipped cream is more enjoyable with food rather than drinks, and for sure you’re going to love it more if you also like to bake!
But before all that, let us discuss what are the ingredients that you need to collect, and what are the steps needed to be added to the classic method of making homemade whipped cream.
Caramel Nut Whipped Cream Ingredients
Here are the ingredients that you need to get started with making caramel nut whipped cream:
- 4 cups of heavy cream
- 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup 1/2 cup ground walnuts or any type of nut available
As you can see, the ingredients are still the same as the ones used for making the standard whipped cream. At this point, you may adjust the amount of confectioners’ sugar since you will be making your own caramel mixture later on. For best results, you can go ahead and lessen the amount of confectioners’ sugar in order to taste the caramel in a better way, and without getting your mixture too sweet for your preference.
As for the utensils that will be used for this recipe, you will be using a large bowl to put all the ingredients in. You also need to use a small saucepan and your stove in the kitchen to make the caramel. You will also need a whisk or a hand mixer in order to create the whipped cream mixture.
You will also need measuring cups for your nut and heavy cream. As for the nuts, you can adjust it to make the whipped cream less chunky. Also, take note that the more crushed or ground the nuts are, the more flavorful it can be once your whipped cream is all done. You can manually crush the nuts if you want. But if you have a food processor, then that would make things easier.
Also, take note that finely ground nuts are recommended if you are planning to create a caramel nut whipped cream using whipped cream chargers and nitrous oxide canisters because chunks of nuts would not get out of the canisters once you spray the whipped cream, and might cause damage to the cream chargers/cream charger as well. This is why you should always buy cream chargers that are high quality.
Read more about what are cream chargers.
Caramel Nut Whipped Cream Recipe
To start creating the caramel nut whipped cream, you need to crush the nuts first so then you can set them aside. Once again, you can either manually crush them with any object you have in the kitchen, or with a food processor to make this step very easy.
Next, prepare the caramel on the saucepan by mixing the sugar, salt and water altogether. Be sure to mix continuously as the sugar melts into salted caramel goodness. Once the process of making the caramel is almost finished, start mixing your whipped cream already. Pour the heavy cream first, then the confectioners’ sugar. You may also add vanilla extract as an optional ingredient at this point.
Afterward, mix in the caramel mixture and the ground nuts until the whipped cream gets a light caramel color into it and once the mixture looks frothy. Just be sure not to mix the cream for a very long time as it might turn to butter.
Caramel nut whipped cream is perfect as an add-on to desserts rather than food. To be exact, bakers would love to get their hands on this tasty whipped cream flavor. This can be used on pastries, especially on top of cakes or as a frosting if you prefer to use whipped cream all over the cake. The rich caramel flavor goes well with the milky flavor of the whipped cream, creating a wonderful dessert that would surely make your desserts more appetizing.
Gladly, the ingredients for making caramel nut whipped cream are all easy to get, especially that you can use any type of nuts and not just walnut (which could be expensive for some). So what are you waiting for? If you want a whole new different flavor for caramel, it’s best to try this whipped cream variant right away!