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iSi Easy Whip

Cream Whipper

Whip it Good

If you’ve ever tried fresh whipped cream, you know that no preservative-laden grocery variety can match the sweet, creamy peaks you get with the real thing. But if you’re daunted by the thought of hand-whipping your own topping, fear not. We’ve found a gadget that does the work for you.

The iSi Easy Whip produces twice the volume of hand whipping -- one pint of liquid yields about five pints of whipped cream -- in seconds. Plus, fresh whipped cream made with Easy Whip contains no preservatives, emulsifiers or
stabilizers (most grocery aerosols do), and it stays fresh for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.

We talked with Judiaann Woo, executive director for culinary development at iSi, about how home chefs can experiment with the Easy Whip to create specialty whipped creams. You could add a liqueur for a grownup dessert-topper or to spice up your coffee. Maybe you’re in the mood for something savory? Try a whipped cream with strained horseradish and cayenne pepper on top of steak or vegetables. Experimentation is half the fun!

— Ann
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann

    Hi Everyone! We are delighted to have iSi's Easy Whip featured on the Daily

    Grommet. If you're like me and love fresh whipped cream, this is the tool

    for you! Now you can make real whipped cream, plus other tasty whipped

    creations, with none of the fuss of hand whipping. Tastes great, lasts

    longer, and you control the ingredients. Now that's easy and delicious.

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    1/24/2011 1:27 PM

    That looks awesome! I definitely want one and for us and plan to get one for my MIL who is a fresh whipped cream fanatic. Here are my questions:

    1) How do you clean the device?

    2) What's the likelihood that it will get clogged?

    3) Those little charger things...how many cans will they make? Are they recyclable? Am I going to need to buy a zillion of them to be able to keep using the iSi?

    Thank you in advance for your answers!

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/24/2011 2:22 PM

    @Cynthia: Hi Cynthia. If you're a whipped cream lover and it sounds like you are, you really need to get an iSi whipper today! It's super easy to use and once you have one in your life, you won't believe how you ever lived without one. Here are some answers to your questions. 1) CLEANING: Hand wash in warm soapy water. A baby bottle brush or other handled sponges/brushes work great for this purpose. Each whipper also comes with a convenience little cleaning brush for the nozzle but I find running under warm water to do the trick just fine. 2) TO AVOID CLOGGING: Anything that goes in the whipper should be smooth without seeds, pulp, particles, etc. If you're unsure, just pass the liquid through a fine strainer before adding to the whipper. 3) CHARGERS: Each iSi Cream Charger is 8 grams of pure N2O gas which is odorless and tasteless. It's totally food safe and it's what you find in aerosol cans of whipped topping. For a 1 pint iSi Easy Whip, use 1 iSi Cream Charger. The charger will whip the 1 pint of heavy cream to 5 pints of whipped cream! After charging, you can recycle the 100% steel chargers with other household metals. Also, iSi chargers never expire so be sure to stock up so you always have some on hand in your pantry.

  • Julie M.
    Julie M.
    1/24/2011 1:44 PM

    My first iSi cream whipper lasted for 10 plus years. I just replaced it, wouldn't want to be without it! This device is perfect for holidays and anytime you want whipped cream fast, easy, and perfectly tasty. Clean up is easy, warm soapy water in the bottle, use a baby bottle brush type cleaner if you like. Warm water easily cleans the nozzle on top that delivers the cream. You can store leftovers right in the bottle for a day or two. My extended family loves when I bring the iSi to holiday feasts.

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/24/2011 2:08 PM

    @Julie M.: So glad to hear that you've been enjoying your iSi whipper for such a long time! We're known for our high quality products and quality always lasts. Another good thing about making whipped cream using the iSi system is that it makes the whipped cream last longer. Hand whipped cream will only last a few hours at most but whipped cream stored in our whipper will stay fresh for as long as the shelf life of your cream - this might be 10-14 days depending on your cream (that is if you don't eat it all before then!). I love the convenience of having a fresh dollop whenever the mood strikes without the waste or whole production of having to whip by hand. A dollop here, a dollop there... delicious and fresh every single time.

  • Lynn G
    Lynn G
    1/24/2011 1:50 PM

    Can you use fat free half and half or only heavy whipping cream?

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/24/2011 2:01 PM

    @Lynn G: Hi Lynn. Whipped cream by definition is "heavy cream" or "whipping cream" whipped to peaks. The fat is needed and holds the stability (i.e. those gorgeous peaks) but it's also what makes whipped cream so delicious. Since you control the ingredients, you can choose to use fresh local or organic cream and sweetened or flavor to your own taste.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/24/2011 2:02 PM

    Great questions and feedback! Judiaann will be stopping by with her insights as well.

    @Cynthia, the chargers are one per batch and they are recyclable.

    @Julie M. It's great to hear how much yours is loved! Thanks for sharing your experience with this product.

  • Irene S
    Irene S
    1/24/2011 2:43 PM

    hi - my sister actually has one of these but apparently an unnamed someone in her home lost the 'little jaggy spigot thing where the whipped cream comes out '. Is there any way to get this specific part?

    thanks!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/24/2011 2:46 PM

    @Irene S: I will contact you directly with more information to get that unnamed individual back out of the doghouse!

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/24/2011 2:51 PM

    Fresh Whipped Cream using the iSi Easy Whip (yields 5 pints of whipped cream) 1 pint (2 cups) chilled heavy cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar* 1 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional) Procedure: Add sugar and vanilla extract to heavy cream and swirl or stir to dissolve completely. Screw on one iSi cream charger and shake 3 to 5 times, depending on desired consistency. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 10 days until needed. Note: Granulated sugar can be substituted. However, with all granular sweeteners, make sure to stir until the sweetener is completely dissolved into the cream before pouring in the whipper. Other natural sweeteners, artificial sweeteners, flavored syrups or liqueurs can be used as well. Sweeten to taste.

  • Margaret
    Margaret
    1/24/2011 3:57 PM

    If it makes five pints (a lot) how can a whole pint be put in at once? I could not get the video to work so could not see all. How big is this?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/24/2011 4:23 PM

    @Margaret: Let me know more about the video issues that you are experiencing. Can you get any of our videos to work? Are you usually able to get it to work? Here is an image from the video to give you a sense of its size. Judiaann is filling the iSi Easy Whip with a pint of cream. A pint goes in, and thanks to its efficient whipping process, 5 pints comes out!

  • Julie Charles
    Julie Charles
    1/24/2011 4:23 PM

    I'm wondering what healthier liquids you can whip? Will 1% milk whip?

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/24/2011 5:21 PM

    @Julie Charles: Hi Julie. Unfortunately, 1% milk (using any method) will not whip because there is not enough butterfat to hold the air in suspension. In order to make real whipped cream, you must use either heavy cream or whipping cream which contains at least 30% butterfat. What you get with commercial fat-free or low-fat whipped "topping" is a lot of artificial ingredients, artificial flavors, and stabilizers which may or may not be more healthy depending on what you consider healthy. Personally, I like to eat real food without additives and eat them in moderation. I think we would all agree that nothing quite compares to the taste of real whipped cream.

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/24/2011 5:21 PM

    @Judiaann Woo: Also, I should mention that the iSi method allows you to control what you put into your whipped cream including the sweetener. In Europe, they often don't sweeten their whipped cream at all but if you like the sweetness but want to save on calories, you can use artificial sweeteners like Splenda. You can also sweeten with alternative sweeteners like agave or honey.

  • Julie Charles
    Julie Charles
    1/24/2011 4:26 PM

    Cost and availability of the chargers?

    Thanks again.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/24/2011 4:36 PM

    @Julie Charles: They are available here at Daily Grommet and they are $9.95 for a pack of 10.

  • Denise
    Denise
    1/24/2011 5:36 PM

    I noticed that the cream coming out in your videos does not always look very smooth. I would like to purchase one but I would use it to decorate desserts and I would like the cream to come out in smooth swirls like hand whipped or canned cream. Can you comment on this? Does the number of shakes make any difference? Thanks

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/24/2011 6:18 PM

    @Denise: Hi Denise. A very good observation! Like with any method of making whipped cream (by hand, with a mixer, or with an iSi whipper), you don't want to over shake or over mix. For a 1 pint whipper, I suggest starting with just 3 to 5 shakes before testing. Dispense a bit to see if you like the texture and if you feel that it's too loose, give it another shake or two but no more. Once you get it to the consistency you like (and it sounds like you prefer a soft to medium peak), you won't need to and shouldn't shake it again. If you watch my segment of the video where I make maple whipped cream, you'll see that my whipped cream is very smooth and even - not choppy. It's because I didn't over shake. Another tip to always use very cold heavy cream (that works for all methods). You'll also get better yield if you don't over shake. Hope that helps. You'll see that the iSi Easy Whip makes whipped cream in nothing flat. Just fill, shake, and dispense. :)

  • Christopher
    Christopher
    1/24/2011 10:46 PM

    I've had one of these for at least ten years. I wouldn't use anything else when making dessert for a crowd. It's nice looking enough to use at the table, stores easily in the fridge, and there is very little to clean up. And you don't keep your guest waiting while you mess around in the kitchen with a mixer.

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/25/2011 2:30 PM

    @Christopher Herot: Hi Christopher. Thanks so much for your comment. I totally agree with you. It's the perfect way to make and serve whipped cream at parties. I fill the whipper before guests arrive and it's ready to go at dessert time. No need to turn on a loud mixer or dirty a mixing bowl. People also love dispensing the whipped cream themselves right at the table and the push button feature of the iSi Easy Whip makes it a no-brainer for kids and adults alike. Thanks again for sharing your feedback!

  • Marcia W
    Marcia W
    1/25/2011 11:31 AM

    I'm so excited to see this! Years ago, I worked as a barista, and I've longed for one of my own ever since. We had 3 commercial grade "cream whippers" which we kept in constant use. I believe they were iSi, and I'm almost positive the charger canisters were, too. They are so fast and easy to use! We could wash out an empty one and make a fresh batch during our "rush hour"...barely losing pace. One of our favorite things to add was coffee flavoring syrup--french vanilla, irish creme, hazelnut--yum!

    You can probably get the chargers at a food outlet store, too, since I know the coffee shop got them from their food service supplier.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/25/2011 11:49 AM

    @Marcia W: Coffee at Marcia's and dessert at Christopher's. You guys know how to add a special dollop of fun!

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/25/2011 2:31 PM

    @Marcia W: Hi Marcia. Yes, iSi whippers are a favorite tool amongst baristas and chefs around the world! Glad to hear that you enjoyed working with them so much. I'm glad you mentioned flavored whipped cream. You can make whipped cream in just about any flavor imaginable. The syrups you see baristas put in your espresso drinks are perfect because they offer both flavor and sweetness in one shot. You can often find them at restaurant supply stores, wholesale markets, and online. Another delicious touch is to add a splash of dark rum to sweetened cream. It's totally decadent on dessert!

  • Carrie Soltesz
    Carrie Soltesz
    1/25/2011 12:54 PM

    Ok, this rocks! I was just alerted to your product through The Daily Grommet and I will definitely get one. My daughter is allergic to corn (and gluten), and all canned whipped creams that I have seen have either corn syrup or "mono-di/glycerides", which is a fancy word for "oil" - often corn oil or a blend. (Even most "fresh" creams are laced with it!)

    We can whip our own cream with the mixer, but it goes flat in a a day and a half and it isn't nearly as light as canned cream. And while I don't want to have whipped cream EVERY day (well, I do, actually, but I know the results!) it's a vital necessity on some things. So this is a godsend! Whoo-hoo!

    (I also appreciate all the direct feedback on this website. Being willing and ready to answer consumer questions matters to me, and decidedly influenced my decision to buy.)

    Thank you!

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/25/2011 2:32 PM

    @Carrie Soltesz: Hi Carrie. Those with food allergies/sensitivities need to be extra careful with reading labels and knowing what is in their food. So many think those aerosol cans or tubs of "whipped topping" are healthy because they say less fat or no fat but what they're getting instead are hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, additives, and other things you don't want or need in your food. At least if you make your own whipped cream you know what you're eating and feeding your family. The iSi system makes it easy and fast. I'm sure your daughter will love the special treat!

  • Camille
    Camille
    1/25/2011 2:36 PM

    My husband loves whipped cream and I'm thinking about getting this for him for Valentine's Day. The fastest way to this man's heart is definitely through his stomach! The only concern I have is that there are only the two of us and five pints of whipped cream might be a bit much. Can you make smaller batches at a time or do you have to use the whole pint? Thanks!

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/26/2011 4:13 PM

    @Camille: Hi Camille. I know it sounds like you will never get through 5 pints of whipped cream between two people but just remember that it's the same amount of cream that you started with - just whipped up to five times the original volume. It's mostly air so it looks like a lot but you're actually just consuming a few tablespoons of cream per serving. Also, since the whipped cream is held chilled in an air-tight environment, it's lasts for as long (but often times much longer) than the shelf life of the cream. One fun idea for leftover whipped cream is to make a raspberry fool dessert. I take a bag of frozen raspberries right out of the freezer and thaw them in the microwave, add a touch of sugar to sweeten, then fold in whipped cream. Serve in a pretty glass. It's delicious, fast, and elegant enough to serve guests.

  • Julia
    Julia – Grommet Team
    1/25/2011 3:45 PM

    @Camille:

    Keep in mind that the whip cream will last in the Easy Whip kept in the fridge until the cream expiration date, so you and your husband could save it for other whip cream occasions. To get the most value out of the cartridge, we recommend using the whole pint of cream. You can make smaller batches if you prefer, but you will need to use an entire NO2 cartridge. The one-time use cartridges last for years and once you use them, they can be recycled along with your tin cans. Is it just men? I think the fastest way to my heart is also through my stomach. You are right, this would make an exciting valentines's gift!

  • M Mabry
    M Mabry
    1/25/2011 8:18 PM

    Any idea when the entire "kit" will be available?

    Thanks

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/26/2011 11:02 AM

    @M Mabry: They are on their way to us and so we have made them orderable again.

  • Judiaann Woo
    Judiaann Woo
    1/26/2011 6:31 PM

    Those that can't have dairy, here's a recipe developed by a blogger for our whippers that uses coconut milk with gelatin as a base. http://www.lexieskitchen.com/lexies_kitchen/2010/11/13/coconut-cream-whipped-topping.html

  • Heather Ledeboer
    Heather Ledeboer
    1/28/2011 5:54 PM

    This looks really amazing. We drink raw milk and I would be using the cream from that milk in this device. I assume it would work just the same but that it might not last as long (since raw milk doesn't last as long as store bought milk). Also, can you tell me more about the safety of the NO2 gas that is used?

  • Heather Ledeboer
    Heather Ledeboer
    1/28/2011 6:08 PM

    @Heather Ledeboer: Sorry, I meant to type N2O not NO2:).

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/28/2011 6:35 PM

    @Heather Ledeboer: Great questions. I have asked Judiaann to stop back and let us know. Thanks!

  • Judiaann
    Judiaann – Special Guest
    1/28/2011 7:03 PM

    @Heather Ledeboer: Hi Heather. You can certainly use the cream from raw milk. That's what so nice about the iSi system. You control the ingredients. Whether it's local, organic, or in your case - raw. The decision is up to you. This goes for sweetening as well. In Europe, whipped cream is often served unsweeetened to allow the pure taste of the cream to shine through. Regarding the safety of our chargers, you will not find a safer charger on the market. iSi cream chargers are filled with 8 grams of pure N2O gas which is odorless and tasteless and completely food safe. It's the same gas found in aerosol cans of whipped cream only without all the waste. Unlike aerosol cans, our chargers are 100% recyclable and never expire. Each charger is roughly equivalent to one can of purchased whipped cream/whipped topping. You'll know that they're guaranteed because each iSi charger is stamped with the iSi logo, made in Austria, and serial number.

  • Lynn Ann
    Lynn Ann
    5/31/2011 1:34 PM

    In the comments it says the chargers are available through the Daily Grommet - but I only see that as an option anywhere on the site?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/31/2011 2:23 PM

    @Lynn: We do usually carry them but they have sold out and are currently unavailable.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/19/2011 11:56 PM

    @Carlene: They do come with a charger so that is disappointing that something went awry with your shipment. I will have someone from our customer service team contact you directly.

  • Sue R
    Sue R
    11/21/2011 5:37 PM

    This would make fresh whipped cream sooo easy, would love to have it. Placed it on my Wish List!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/21/2011 5:55 PM

    @Sue R: And we hope you get everything on your wish list this year! Easy, fresh and delicious, too.

  • nmbrott
    nmbrott
    2/9/2012 2:24 PM

    Going to order one of these today. I've been wanting one ever since I saw a Scandinavian cooking show where the chef dropped fresh blueberries in one, pressurized them and made "fizzy blueberries" to add to his martini. Have you ever tried that? If not, I will let you know how mine come out.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    2/9/2012 3:26 PM

    @nmbrott: What a great idea. It sure makes me feel less guilty indulging in fresh whipped cream if I can also whip in fresh fruits too ;0) We're excited you're going to whip this up & yes, please let us know whether you'll give "fizzy blueberries" a 2-thumbs up.

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