Vegetable Dip

There’s nothing quite like a  delicious vegetable dip. But putting it in the whipper is an entirely new experience. It’s more then just vegetable dip- its sandwich and cracker spread and with the easy use of a cream whipper you can add a special decorative touch to so many other dishes!  Try this recipe for yourself.

Delicious Vegetable Dip 
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup evaporated skim milk
1 Tbsp dehydrated salad dressing mix
Combine all ingredients in cream whipper. Shake vigorously 30 seconds. Dispense 1 N20 charger, shake again.   Serve immediately.

Pineapple Vodka – Rapid Infusion

All over the country the heat is hitting hard. From Florida to Upstate New York, the temperatures are high. I’m sure a lot of cold and  refreshing drinks are on the mind- lemonade,ice tea, mojitos, just about anything that takes  that heated edge off. But what if we took that idea of a refreshing cold drink to the next level with powerful flavors and versatility and using the rapid infusion technique.  Really, there are endless opportunities when creating mixture drinks using the rapid infusion technique. We can call it performance under pressure. Rapid infusion is incredibly  simple. Just add any pourous  flavoring ingredient, like cocoa nibs, lemon zest, rosemary or cilantro into a cream whipper and add liquid. Any kind of liquid will do: olive oil, liquor, water, juice  and then charge it with 1 nitrous oxide charger and voila! It’s that simple!  What would normally take  weeks to make or sacrifice flavor, you can now make in minutes. It’s a technique we use a lot and not just in liquids.  Its also easy to marinate chopped or small pieces of  meat quickly. There are endless possibilities for those adventurous types!

 

The people at Purity Vodka recently put a video out of a recipe they created called purity pineapple rain, and its really easy!

 

Purity Pineapple Rain: 
Ingredients for 1 pint Whipper

Fresh cubed pineapple
2 oz Purity vodka
1 oz simple syrup
2 oz soda water

 

Procedure
Place two ounces of fresh cubed pineapple into a 1 pint whipped cream dispenser with 2oz Purity Vodka. . Charge with two nitrous oxide cream chargers, swirl and then let sit for two minutes. Rapidly release the gas by venting in an upright position, and allow to sit until bubbling subsides. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Add simple syrup and top with soda. Garnish with the Purity infused pineapple cubes and a pineapple leaf. 

 

If you would like to see the video take a look here:
http://vimeo.com/37736183#

Blue Cheese Mousse

Blue Cheese. This pungent, savory cheese conjures up strong feelings for most people. Some people love it and some strongly dislike the cheese.  Whatever your feelings, blue cheese is a great addition to your whip cream dispenser recipe book.

Blue cheese is believed to have been discovered by accident. Cheese was originally produced in caves, where mold was naturally present. This combined with the unique nutrients that the mold grew on in the caves affected the flavor, texture and blue-green color of the mold in the cheese. When someone finally decided to try the cheese that others thought to have been ruined, they realized how exquisite the taste had become!

This recipe is for a savory blue cheese mouse made in the whipped cream dispenser, served on an endive leaf with a candied walnut and a drizzle of port wine reduction. This recipe is perfect for a dinner party appetizer or a snack!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ pound good-quality blue cheese
  • 1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup port wine
  • Spiced/Candied Walnut halves
  • 2 or 3 heads of Belgian Endive

Preparation:

  • Melt the blue cheese into the heavy cream in a small saucepan, whisking as it heats. Cool completely. Strain into a measuring cup, and chill in the refrigerator. Meanwhile, reduce the port wine to a syrupy glaze.
  • Pour the cream mixture into a whipping cream dispenser, shake, and dispense two carbon dioxide cartridges to create a “mousse”.
  • Squirt a little of the mousse decoratively on the bottom of an individual Endive Leaf. Drizzle with a tiny bit of the port wine reduction, and top with a walnut.
  • Serve.

Aerated Ranch Dressing

It might just be me, but I think that you could put ranch dressing on almost anything and it will taste good. As a kid if my mom allowed me to have it on my salad, it was always enjoyable. In college, well I had it with everything from pizza and french fries to sandwiches. Now,  every time I think about ranch dressing, I think of an episode of MTV’s True Life a few years ago where they featured a girl who carries around a bottle of ranch dressing with her in her purse. Wow, that’s some serious love, but who am I to judge!  It’s no secret that ranch dressing is a favorite for a lot of people and who can blame them- a good ranch dressing is really good!

Maybe you’re  the die-hard ranch lover, or maybe you enjoy the occasional ranch dressing on your salad or you want to swap out mayonnaise on a sandwich for a little ranch.  There are many uses for it that can enhance the flavor. Here is a recipe for an aerated ranch dressing (which I prefer) that’s a little lighter without loosing the flavor.

This recipe was created for a 1/2-pint Cream Whipper; it can be left as is or doubled for use in the standard pint-size cream whipper. The dressing will hold up for over a week in the refrigerator in the whipper or about 20 minutes at room temperature once dispensed.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

Procedure

Whisk together all ingredients until well blended. Pour into dispenser, seal, charge with one N20 charger, shake well and serve.

Watermelon Gelee

It isn’t truly summer until you’ve had some watermelon. On a hot summer day, nothing
is better than the taste of a juicy, delicious and sweet watermelon. I know it’s one of my favorite fruits.

Other than eating a slice of watermelon right off the rind, there are many ways to prepare a mouth-watering desert using watermelon. Our favorite is one using a whip cream dispenser.

Watermelon Gelee is a easy, light and refreshing desert that will become your favorite summertime treat. If you bring this dish to your neighborhood block party or workbarbeque, remember that presentation is key! Serving the gelee in the empty watermelon rind will make the difference between a delicious dish and a memorable dish!

Watermelon Gelee
half of a watermelon
1 lime
1 tablespoon superfine white sugar
3 grams gelatin powder

Proceedure:
Scoop out the fruit from the half of watermelon and blend the fruit with the juice of 1
lime, the gelatin powder and sugar, until completely liquefied. Strain through a fine
strainer, and pour into your whip cream dispenser. Screw on one nitrogen charger and
shake well. Store on its side in the fridge for 1 hour. Shake again before your serve.