Stable Whip Cream

I had quite a few inquiries about the topping on my pies. Most of you thought it was just regular ol’ whip cream, but that is not the case. There is nothing wrong with regular whip cream, but after it sits longer than an hour, it begins to soften and eventually, the water will separate from the cream. Nasty!

For whip cream that will last for days, you have to stabilize it. It sounds complicated, but really, you just have to add one additional ingredient–unflavored gelatin. It doesn’t alter the flavor at all, so don’t let that worry you. This recipe results in a slightly sweetened cream which is a perfect compliment to the sweet pies and cakes it tops.

Stable Whip Cream

(makes enough to top one pie)
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
4 tsp cold water
1 C heavy whipping cream
1/4 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
1. In a small saucepan, combine gelatin and cold water. Let stand until thick. Place over low heat, stirring constantly, just until the gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool, but do not let it set!!!
2. In your stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the cream with the powdered sugar until slightly thickened. Add the vanilla and salt. Turn on low and add the gelatin to the cream. Whip at high speed until stiff. Do not over-beat or you will have quite a disaster!


  1. Anonymous says

    how much tablespoons or teaspoons is the gelatin? please be precise! thank you!i’m definitely gonna make this!

  2. says

    I have absolutely no idea! It is sold in a box that contains three small envelopes of gelatin inside. My measurement is quite precise for the product offered :)

  3. Anonymous says

    but you must have noticed while opening the envelope of gelatin? over here, we get those little boxes of gelatin in one whole packet (like sugar or salt)- no envelopes. so please please please try to estimate the amount you put into the cream. like 2 tsp at least in one envelope It would be really helpful. ty! :)

  4. says

    Mr or Mrs Anonymous: I do not appreciate the level of disrespect and demand you are using. If I had some on hand, I would measure it out but I do not. Have you googled it to see if you can find a measurement for an envelope? Please remember that I do this to share with my readers my experiences and knowledge to be kind. I am not here as your servant, to meet your every demand.

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