Can You Microwave Whipped Cream?

Q: Sometimes we are so excited about sales that we come home with full packages of cheap products, and then start thinking of what to do with all these whipped cream tubs. You call friends for a cup of coffee with whipped cream and then run to the laptop to find on the web a fast and easy recipe with whipped cream. At the last minute, microwave pops up in your mind and there’s a question: Can I microwave whipped cream?

Is It Possible to Microwave Whipped Cream?

Well, whipped cream is the sort of a dairy product you’d better avoid heating in the microwave.

A tub of whipped cream is definitely not something you can put in your oven. It may burn, explode and spoil your device and kitchen. You don’t want it, do you? Hopefully, it will not do you any harm.

The reason why you can’t microwave whipped cream is obvious: you can’t heat it “unpacked”, because it’s prohibited to warm up an aerosol can.

In case you squeeze it out or put the homemade whipped cream to the microwave in glassware, it will simply melt and transform into something not very pleasant to your eye. The good news is that the taste of the whipped cream will not change.

So you can’t microwave whipped cream itself. But it is still possible to cook so many great desserts containing whipped cream or make a homemade whipped cream with the use of your microwave oven which will extremely speed up the process.

Also, you are allowed to use the microwave in the process of stabilizing whipped cream.

What are the Basics for Cream Whipping?

  • Choose the cream with a high fat percentage (30% is the best)
  • Use chilled (but not frozen) cream for whipping; if it’s warm or supercooled, the whipping will result in butter and whey
  • Precool the bowl and the whisk which you will use for whipping (put them in a freezer)
  • To keep the cream cool during the whipping process, place the bowl into a container with ice water
  • Whip the cream in small portions (250-300 ml at a time)
  • Start slowly, then gradually accelerate whipping
  • Never use blender for whipping cream
  • To add flavor, use chocolate, fruit or nuts, or change the color with food grade dye

How to Make Whipped Cream Out of Milk Using Microwave?


Cold milk (full fat) – ¼ cup

Gelatin/agar-agar – 2 tsp

Cold milk (full fat) – 1 cup

Sugar powder – 2 tbs


Pour ¼ of milk in a bowl.

Add powdered gelatin or agar-agar. Let it sit for 4-6 minutes.

Microwave the mass until it becomes liquid and let it cool down.

In a separate bowl, stir the other cup of milk with sugar powder and add the gelatin.

Put in a fridge for 15-20 minutes.

After that, take a cold whisk and whip the mass until it’s thick and increased in volume.

Use as needed. If you have some of the cream left, you can use it within the next couple of days if stored in the fridge.

How to Microwave Christmas Coffee with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon?


Whipping cream – 1.5 tbs

Cinnamon – 0.5 tsp

Sugar – 1 tbs

Coffee – 1 tsp

Milk – 1 cup


  • Microwave the milk until boiled
  • Add half the cinnamon, half the sugar and coffee
  • Stir it thoroughly
  • In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the sugar and cinnamon and add it to the cream
  • Whip the cream until stiff peaks
  • Add the cream to your coffee and serve hot
  • You may also decorate it with chocolate chips or cinnamon

Where Does Microwave Stand in the Process of Stabilizing Whipped Cream

Would you like to stabilize whipped cream? Adding melted marshmallows is our favorite way of doing so.

Just put two or three marshmallows (jumbo size) into a large bowl and microwave in five-second intervals until it’s melted. Make sure that it doesn’t get brown.

As the whipped cream reaches the right consistency (has formed soft peaks), stir in the cooled off marshmallows.

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