Whipped Cream Substitute

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Ready In:
1 cup


  • 13 cup ice water
  • 1 14 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 13 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • Combine water, lemon juice and vanilla. Stir in nonfat dry milk poweder.
  • Beat 5-10 minutes or until stuff. Add sugar. Beat 1-2 minutes.
  • If topping should separate, beat again just before serving.

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  1. This was light and airy, faintly vanilla-sweet. Perfect on a slice of cake. It would be lovely with fresh berries and lemon curd, too! You would never guess that it is almost completely fat-free. It reminded me a lot of meringue. Thanks, MechanicalJen! Made for PAC Spring 2008
  2. Finally got to try this. I made it (doubled) early in the day planning to use it with an angelfood cake. I used only one tbls. of refined sugar and one of Splenda. This is how I deal with all recipes using sugar. I found the taste, by itself, just okay, but I was comparing it to fresh whipped cream. Later in the day, I mixed one cup with fresh grapes and orange sections to use as a filling for the cake. The second cup was re-whipped with some orange and some chocolate extract and used to frost the cake. In combination with the added ingredients, came out with a 5 plus star recipe! I am planning on making it again using fresh lime juice to use on a winter fruit salad.
  3. I was so delighted when this turned out! It's pretty amazing to watch it whip (used my Kitchen Aid). the texture is creamy, airy, and reminds me of meringue, too. I used another tbs. of sugar and more vanilla, since the taste was a bit off (but I'm not complaining!). I topped berry cobbler with this and it went great. Thanks Jen, for posting. Roxygirl Roxygirl
  4. Fantastic! I beat it my food processor (with that thing with the holes in it) for about 10-15 mins and used splenda instead of sugar...so good!! Made another batch and put it in the freezer, cant wait to see how that turns out! thx Jen


For starters, my name is Jen. ?West Virginia transplant living in Knoxville, TN. ?I'm a mechanical engineer and I serve as the principal facilities mechanical engineer to a large automotive manufacturer.
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