Aquafaba is a fantastic replacement for whipped cream made from none other than — chickpea juice! But the truth is, there’s a bit of a learning curve to making aquafaba properly.
Plus you need the right equipment.
When people decide they want to make their first batch of aquafaba, they ask the question – can you whip aquafaba in the blender?
In this article, we’ll answer that question and give you everything you need to know.
Quick Answer: You can whip aquafaba in a blender, but you won’t get the same results as using a standing mixer. A blender cannot incorporate enough air into the aquafaba to create the true whipped cream feel that you’re looking for. However, you can use a blender to create things like “aquafaba mayo” along with other sauces or condiments. Blending chickpea juice can help emulsify oil and water, serving the same function as eggs in mayonnaise.
How to Whip Aquafaba in a Blender
- Add chickpea brine to your blender. You can use leftovers from a can or from cooking your own. Make sure it is cooled.
- Add about 1/8th or 1/16th of a tsp of cream of tartar. This will create a nicer “stiff peaks”.
- Blend for a few minutes or until the desired texture is reached. This could take 3-6 minutes.
- Be sure to use a large blender jar (ideally with some ventilation) as the aquafaba will expand. You don’t want too much pressure building up in a closed-container blender as it can explode. A Vitamix or Blendtec blender is probably the safest choice.
Again, it won’t come out as amazing as if you use a standing mixer (such as a Kitchenaid), but you’ll still get some decent results that you can use as a whipped topping or to make into a vegan aioli sauce.
Can You Whip Aquafaba in a Food Processor?
Yes! You can whip aquafaba in a food processor. The steps are the same as doing it in a blender. It might be slightly easier as food processors tend to have bigger containers than blenders do.
You won’t get the same results that you’ll get with a standing mixer, but it will still come out pretty decent.