5 little-known facts about all-purpose cream

NESTLÉ Philippines

Posted at Dec 14 2018 11:57 AM

NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream is a versatile ingredient; it can be used in anything from desserts to pasta or even in savory dishes. Though aside from adding creaminess to specialties or everyday cooking, all-purpose cream can also be a time-saver, a cost-cutter, or even become your “special” ingredient when it comes to preparing good food. 

Here are 5 creative ways to use NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream:

1. Make your own homemade ice cream 

In the absence of an ice cream maker at the sudden onset of craving for cold dessert, it is possible to make ice cream at your own home in just 15 minutes! Simply mix the NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream with sugar, flavorings, and toppings, then shaking the mix in a plastic bag with salt and ice cubes. No need to brave the traffic to get to the nearest store!

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2. Create whipped cream without heavy cream

If there is no heavy cream or whipping cream available, whip NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream into soft peaks for spooning over desserts; do this at high speed for stiffer peaks. The key is to chill the cream thoroughly before whipping. It is also best to chill the bowl and all utensils. 

Some cooks like to add at least two spoonfuls of powdered sugar to each box of cream to help the cream hold its shape longer, and vanilla extract for flavor.

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3. Fluff up flat frosting

Butter frosting is one of the easiest and most popular ways to make icing at home, because it is less time-consuming than those that need to be cooked over a stove. However, it can sometimes appear flat if left out a little too long prior to spreading on a cake.

Flat butter frosting can be saved and be given a smoother, creamier taste—simply with the addition of addition of chilled NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream, turning it into buttercream frosting.

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4. Level-up your simple dips to creamy goodness

Runny dips can be made thicker by mixing in a bit of chilled NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream. Aside from making them taste creamier, the thicker consistency helps make dips easier to pick up using chips, flatbread, or any complementing viand. It also extends the dip by increasing its amount.

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5. Help tenderize meat, retain flavors

NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream can also be used to help tenderize meat  when used in marinades, saving time and effort. Its consistency also helps keep in flavor when cooking.

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More cooking inspirations and recipes can be found on the Nestle Cream Facebook page, and the Create with Cream website.

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