What Gas Is in Cream Chargers and How Do They Work?

What Gas Is in Cream Chargers and How Do They Work?

Ever wondered how that hot chocolate you just ordered in your local coffee shop has the perfect swirl of whipped cream on top? Well, here at QuickWhip, we can provide inside knowledge of just how this magic happens!

Cream chargers are small (but mighty!), pressurised canisters that contain a specific gas that is essential for creating whipped cream. The cream chargers work in conjunction with whipped cream dispensers to create the perfect whipped cream consistency and taste.


What Are Cream Chargers For?

These cream canisters are commonly used in both home kitchens and in the culinary industry to quickly and easily whip up fresh, creamy toppings for many desserts, drinks, alcoholic cocktails, and other food creations. 

Whip cream chargers are specifically designed for use in whipping cream or creating whipped cream. They can achieve your desired texture and consistency in whipped cream.

We stock a wide variety of incredibly high-quality cream chargers that are well-known brands in the industry such as SupremeWhip, Miami Magic, InfusionMax and so much more! Shop here!


What Gas is Inside Cream Chargers?

So, what gas is in whip cream chargers? The most common gas found in cream chargers is nitrous oxide (N2O). Nitrous oxide - is a colourless and odourless gas that is commonly used in food preparation due to its ability to dissolve into fats. When nitrous oxide is released from the cream charger (or nitrous oxide charger) into the whipped cream, it creates light and fluffy whipped cream with ease!

What Else Is N20 Used For?

N20 is used by medical professionals for use as an anesthetic during medical procedures. In the context of cream chargers, it is used solely for creating delicious whipped cream. They are a convenient tool for both home cooks and professional chefs looking to add a delicious finishing touch to their creations.

If used incorrectly or for recreational purposes, whip cream chargers can be dangerous and cause long-term health issues, so it's important to follow instructions carefully and only use them for their intended purpose of creating whipped cream.


How Do Cream Chargers Work?

Cream charger cartridges are designed to infuse liquid cream with nitrous oxide, creating the ideal conditions for the cream to transform into whipped cream. Here's a breakdown of how they work:

  1. Charger Filling: The nitrous oxide cream chargers hold a bit of liquid N20 at high pressure. The nitrous oxide escapes into the dispenser when the charger is put into a whipped cream dispenser.

  2. Dispenser Pressurisation: The nitrous oxide gas goes into the whipped cream dispenser, making the inside pressurised. This pressure makes the liquid cream blend with the gas.

  3. Gas Dissolving: The cream and the nitrous oxide mix together, and the gas becomes part of the liquid. Nitrous oxide can dissolve in fat, which cream has a lot of. This lets the gas spread through the cream. The N20 makes the cream thicker and creamier.

  4. Whipping Effect: The cream has nitrous oxide in it, and when the dispenser valve is opened, the pressure drops, and the nitrous oxide forms bubbles very quickly. The bubbles make the cream fluffy and light as it comes out of the dispenser.

  5. Stabilising: Nitrous oxide not only makes the cream airy but also keeps it stable by making a network of gas bubbles in the cream. The pressure from the gas also helps to stabilise the whipped cream, allowing it to hold its shape until served.

  6. Serving: The whipped cream comes out of the whipped cream dispenser straight onto desserts, drinks, or any other dishes, ready to make them more delicious and enjoyable.


What Are Nitrous Oxide Cream Chargers Made Of?

Nitrous oxide cream chargers are typically made of steel cylinders. These silver canisters house the gas used to whip cream and are designed to withstand high pressure. The steel construction ensures durability and safety during the charging process, allowing users to infuse cream with nitrous oxide efficiently.

All of our nitrous oxide cream chargers are recyclable, ensuring that our care and consideration for the environment are backed by our products and materials.

 Close-up photo of a layered dessert in a clear glass, with blueberries and mint leaves for garnish.

What Can I Make Using Whip Cream Chargers and a Cream Whipper?

The answer to this is a whole host of delicious treats to enjoy! You can enjoy savoury whipped cream to add to a variety of dishes such as soups, salads, and savory desserts like tiramisu. You can also create sweet whipped cream to top off your favorite desserts like cakes, pies, and sundaes. The possibilities are endless with whipped cream chargers and a cream whipped dispenser. And, it doesn't stop there! You can create a whole array of cocktails with whipped cream toppings, delighting your family or patrons in your cocktail bar.

You can head over to our recipes for making gorgeous raspberry mousse, grapefruit gin fizz, pesto cream sauce and so much more!


How Long Does Whipped Cream Last?

Your whipped cream can last in the fridge for around 1 to 2 weeks if stored properly in a sealed container. However, it is important to check for any signs of spoilage, such as off smells or unusual texture changes, before eating.


Create Whipped Cream in Seconds With QuickWhip's Professional-Grade Products!

Gone are the days of making whipped cream using conventional methods! With the use of nitrous oxide cream chargers and a whipped cream dispenser, you can easily create delicious whipped cream in seconds. QuickWhip offers professional-grade products that are perfect for both home cooks and professional chefs looking to expand their dishes and drinks into new extremes!

So, next time you're looking to add a finishing touch to your desserts or drinks, consider using whip cream chargers to create the perfect whipped cream. Just remember to use them responsibly and follow the instructions carefully for a safe and enjoyable experience!

We stock a wide variety of incredibly high-quality cream chargers that are well-known brands in the industry such as SupremeWhip, Miami Magic, InfusionMax and so much more! We even have discount cream chargers so you can enjoy your creations at a reduced price!


Not sure which whip cream chargers to choose? Speak to us today!