No More Weeping Whipped Cream
There are several ways to prevent whipped cream from weeping or separating into foam and water. The easiest way is to buy an envelope of commercial whipped cream stabilizer and follow the directions. Another option is to sprinkle 1 teaspoon of unflavored gelatin into 1 tablespoon of cold water in a medium size bowl until it softens. Then place the bowl over boiling water, to make a double boiler, until the gelatin melts. Remove the bowl from the heat. Slowly whisk in 1 pint of heavy whipping cream. Mix well. Cover and chill the bowl for at least 1 hour. Now beat with an electric mixer to form stiff peaks. Add ½ cup of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Refrigerate and cover until you are ready to use.