A little créme fraiche adds a pleasant tang to an otherwise plain whipped cream, and the small amount of gelatin brings double the benefits: it makes it silky-smooth and a dream to work with for piping on Martha's Roberta Heart Cakes. It also stabilizes the mixture so it will stay fluffy and scoopable for days.

Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2022

Gallery

Credit: Johnny Miller

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
Makes about 3 1/2 cups
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle gelatin over 1 tablespoon cold water; let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 1/4 cup heavy cream in a small pot over medium until bubbling around edges. Stir in gelatin mixture, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring, until dissolved. Stir mixture into remaining 1 1/4 cups heavy cream. Refrigerate until cold and beginning to set, at least 2 hours or, covered, up to 2 days.

    Advertisement
  • Add confectioners' sugar to cream mixture and whisk to soft peaks. Whisk in vanilla and crème fraîche. Refrigerate until firm but still silky, at least 1 hour, or, in an airtight container, up to 1 day.

Advertisement

Reviews