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Powdered Cream- How to Use It (With Tips & Instructions)

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

Powder cream is one of those secret ingredients that has so much potential. It can be used in lots of different recipes and bear incredible results. If you like to experiment in the kitchen, add this product to your baked goods, ice creams, and creamy soups.

Powdered cream’s powers are not yet well known to everybody, as it is usually used in food-processing and chocolate-making processes by big manufacturers. That is why I didn’t know how to use it for ages!

However, after much research, I discovered that it can easily be added to many recipes to truly enhance the final taste of that dish!

Moreover, it is easy to find or order online; it is convenient, more affordable than similar dairy products, and can be used in an endless number of recipes. Let’s have a look at everything you need to know about this ingredient!

What is Powdered Cream

Powdered cream or dried cream powder is an ingredient that derives from pasteurized cream. It is the outcome of the procedure of partially removing water from fresh milk.

Moreover, this type of Cream has a standardized fat content, adjusted to comply with mandatory health requirements. This dried fat content is concentrated and can range between 42% and 60% fat, depending on what product you have bought.

To reinstate the traditional consistency of cream, you will only need to add some water to the mix. Currently, dehydrated cream is mainly used in manufacturing processes. Especially in the food processing industry, this ingredient is used to create baked goods, ice creams, desserts, and chocolate.

The main advantage of this ingredient is that, unlike other milk or dairy products, it has an incredibly long shelf life. That is why it is also used by chefs in kitchens located in areas where it can be difficult to gather fresh products daily.

In fact, the cream powder can be kept in storage for over 12 months. You won’t need to waste half of your cream carton after creating a delicious recipe! You can use it as much as you need and save the rest for later!

However, if you think that it might be difficult to include this product in your diet, you should know that many American manufacturers create gluten-free and Keto-friendly alternatives without any fillers or preservatives.

Powdered Cream Ingredients and Nutrition

While there are some brands on the market that include some preservatives or fillers, the most common types of powdered milk only contain one ingredient: skim milk or cream.

If you are on a strict diet or you are looking at reducing your daily calorie intake, there is no need for you to avoid eating powdered cream.

In fact, powdered cream nutrition facts specify that there is really not much that could ruin your diet! There are only 40 calories in one serving (1 tablespoon, 6 grams).

Also, in one serving, there are 4 grams of fat and sodium and proteins. Moreover, cream contains Vitamin D, calcium, iron, and potassium.

Just as importantly, powdered cream is extremely low on carbs. It means that it can be introduced in keto lifestyles or diets, gym-goers’ nutritional plans, and in any of your healthy recipes!

How to use Powdered Cream

While in food-manufacturing processes this ingredient is mainly used to produce chocolate, ice creams, desserts, and baked goods, there are many more uses if you are introducing these ingredients in your personal kitchen.

In fact, this powder is preferred in the manufacturing process because it can be stored for over a year, and large quantities of it can be used merely by adding water.

Just by using a tablespoon of it per person, you will be able to get your sauces or soups much thinker. It is one of my favorite uses of this ingredient.

If you prefer to create baked goods in your spare time, you can use this powder to create lovely treats for your family and friends. Not only they will not be able to notice the difference, but they will also be surprised by how good your food tastes!

Replacements for powdered Cream

If for some reason you feel like powdered cream does not suit your taste or needs, you should have a look at the different manufacturers and products that can be found online.

In fact, while the main ingredient is usually the same, each product has something unique about it. Some are gluten-free, some are sweeter, some are so easy to melt that you can pour the powder directly into your morning coffee!

However, if you have been experimenting with powdered cream for a while, you can find a great replacement for powdered Cream for any of your recipes.

If you prefer to keep it natural, you can use regular milk or fresh cream, which can be bought in every store and stored easily. It is perfect to make whipped cream or just add to your drinks.

However, if you are after something which can sit in your storage for more than 2 days, than the answer is heavy powdered cream! It is one of my favorite replacement options and the perfect addition to any homemade dessert!

Let’s have a look at what you can expect from this kind of ingredient when preparing chocolate or baked goods!

Heavy Cream Powder

The heavy cream powder is a sweet cream powder that is the perfect replacement for whipped cream. And if you’ve been experimenting with chocolate making, then this will be your new best friend! It contains 72% butterfat, sweet cream, non-fat milk, sodium caseinate, and anti-caking agent.

The superpower of this ingredient is that it gives your chocolate recipe or any other dish a unique flavor without having to add any moisture or water. Moreover, this is an excellent substitute for homemade heavy Cream.

I know it can seem hard to leave behind some of the traditions that have been running in your family for a while, but the heavy cream powder is not only one of the best-tasting options on the market, it is also much easier to make and use.

Lastly, it actually includes similar ingredients you’d normally use when making a homemade heavy cream.

You won’t be missing out on anything. Your recipes will taste even better. And you won’t need to spend time trying to find the best ingredients and instruction for a homemade whipped cream.

Why I Love Heavy Cream Powder?

If you need to know more about these great ingredients, here are some of the main features:

  • It can be added directly to baked goods, soups, sauces, and smoothies. For this, you won’t need to add any moisture or water to the mix since there is already moisture in the other ingredients of the recipe. By adding only one serving of powdered cream, you will notice your soups, sauces, or smoothies thicken and become much tastier.
  • By adding water, it can be a great coffee creamer. In this case, the manufacturer recommends adding the extra water and mixing the two items together to prevent clumping in your drink. If you are still not sure of the difference in taste between the dried and the fresh version of the cream is, this is a great way to try it without much commitment. If you are satisfied with the taste, you can add it to your baked goods.
  • It is kosher, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.
  • It only has 45 calories per serving (1 tablespoon, 6 grams) and includes Vitamin D, calcium, and potassium.
  • Some of these are made with only one ingredient, called sweet cream solids, a dehydrated sweet cream.
  • It can be used as powdered milk to create a stabilized whipped cream. You just need to combine all the ingredients in a blender.

Powdered cream recipes

Powdered cream can be used in any of your traditional recipes. You can also use it as a convenient substitute to your fresh cream, heavy cream, or, in some cases, milk.

In fact, you will only need to add some water to the powdered mix to have the creamiest of whipped or heavy cream.

Keeping this in mind, you can now add it to the following recipes:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Smoothies
  • Soups and sauces (for example, leek and potato soup)
  • Baked goods
  • Chocolate

However, if you have been looking for inspiration, here is a recipe for chocolate whipped cream. You will only need 3 ingredients to make a magnificent version of this recipe. And anybody can follow the simple instructions! Let’s have a look at how you can surprise your guests at the next dinner party!

Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe

Ingredients

  •  heavy cream powder (enough to have 2 cups, after adding water)
  •  1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  •  1/2 cup of powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Start by mixing the cream powder with water until you have a smooth and creamy solution. If you end up with too much, you can keep it for another recipe. But it is important that enough water and powder are added in order to have a creamy consistency.
  • You will need a metal mixing bowl that has been put in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. Beaters or whiskers should go with it, too.
  • After removing the bowl from the freezer, add the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder to the bowl.
  • Beat the mix with an electric mixer for at least 4 minutes or until it is stable. A stable whipped cream will hold its shape; it can be lifted with a spoon and keep a smooth consistency.

Now that your cream is ready, you can add it to hot chocolates, cakes, and cupcakes. The leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to three days.

This recipe can be created just as well with regular heavy cream. But using the powdered version will allow you to avoid any food waste. The consistency and taste won’t be any different!

Be aware that some users have found some difficulties getting in touch with the powdered cream manufacturer to understand how much water was meant to be added in the mix. In this case, make sure that it is written on the package or the company’s website.

Conclusion

Today you have learned everything that there is to know about powdered cream. We hope you feel ready to try it in your recipes!

It is an excellent ingredient for home cooking, as well as if you are a professional chef looking at reducing your food waste and cost.

Have you ever tried powdered cream? What did you think of it? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis is a frelance writer and foodie based in Portland, California. Though raised on her mother's homestyle Italian cooking, she has spent most of the last five years traveling and immersing herself in other countries' cuisines. Her work have been published in various publications, both online and offline.

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