Whip it, whip it good! In the spirit of Devo’s iconic words, SupremeWhip has mastered the art of whipping things into shape as they transform the culinary landscape. As a pioneering manufacturer of whipped cream dispensers, N20 cream chargers, soda siphons, and a range of accessories, SupremeWhip has redefined the way chefs, bartenders, and home cooks create flavorful gastronomic delights. With their unwavering commitment to innovation and their passion for elevating culinary experiences, SupremeWhip has become a go-to choice for chefs, mixologists, home cooks, and food enthusiasts worldwide.
Whipped cream chargers have become a cornerstone of modern culinary artistry. Initially, a common kitchen tool, their value has expanded across a spectrum of culinary applications. Their real appeal lies in the simple and cost-effective way they deliver sumptuous whipped cream and facilitate innovative flavor experimentation. The versatility and practicality of these chargers have opened doors to a variety of delightful culinary creations.
SupremeWhip was co-founded by Michael Banks and two college friends from the UK. While working in the hospitality industry, they noticed a shortage of cream charger products used in a variety of desserts, from traditional whipped cream to mousse and even sauces. They began selling some of these products on eBay and quickly saw high demand, prompting them to offer them directly to their main customers. In 2015, Banks, who had previously worked as a business analyst and project manager, relocated to Australia and continued to drive the business forward. Since then, SupremeWhip has expanded globally, selling tens of millions of units and establishing itself with a loyal customer base that spans North America, Europe, and Asia.
“Being a small company, we’re quite agile, and that gives us the ability to be at the forefront with product innovation and develop new brands,” Banks says. “There’s real satisfaction in witnessing the full journey of a product.”
While the fundamental purpose of cream chargers has stayed relatively the same, Banks states that there has been a change in demand towards larger-sized cylinders containing certified, pure culinary-grade nitrous oxide gas. In response, SupremeWhip has introduced different choices to meet this need, including their 0.95-liter culinary-grade cylinders, 680g InfusionMax canisters, and their newest and biggest brand, Miami Magic, which boasts an impressive 75 charges per cylinder. InfusionMax Elite has gained popularity among professionals for its exceptional attributes. Boasting a substantial 9g capacity of culinary-grade nitrous oxide gas, it enables larger portions compared to other brands. Its availability in packs ranging from 600 to 6000 units ensures an abundant supply to meet the demands of busy kitchens and caterers.
SupremeWhip presents cream dispensers crafted from either aluminum or stainless steel, designed to cater to both personal and commercial needs. These dispensers are offered in a range of sizes, spanning from 1 pint to 1 liter. Additionally, they provide an opportunity to infuse personality and style into any kitchen with an assortment of decorative designs, including sleek stainless steel, camo patterns, and anodized aluminum colors. Engineered to handle both hot and cold applications, SupremeWhip chargers are accompanied by decorating tips, a cleaning brush, a charger holder, and a multi-year warranty.
The idea of introducing whipped cream chargers and dispensers into shops that primarily deal with smoking accessories may seem unusual to some. However, according to Banks, it’s all about aligning with the interests of the counterculture communities, who favor unique ways of consuming both food and beverages, as well as cannabis. By marketing directly to chefs and bartenders, Banks believes smoke shops can tap into a new customer base, nurturing a loyal clientele over time.
Cream chargers earned their fitting name due to their traditional role in the creation of whipped cream. However, in the ever-evolving culinary world where innovation reigns, these versatile chargers have found new applications that take recipes to a whole new level of delectability. FreshWhip, the world’s first flavored infusion chargers, effortlessly transforms plain cream into exciting and flavorful toppings and mixers with a tantalizing taste of strawberry, mint, blue raspberry, blueberry mango, watermelon lemonade, tropical punch, mango smoothie, and vanilla cupcake.
The technique of rapid infusions has gained popularity among chefs and bartenders for its simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and speed. A whipped cream dispenser and a standard cream charger are all that’s needed to create a flavor-infused cocktail. Traditional labor-intensive cocktails like the Ramos Gin Fizz can now be made quickly and easily. Rather than investing significant time and effort, you can simply combine the ingredients in the canister, charge it, and have a frothy cocktail prepared in no time. The same technique can be used to combine herbs and spices into oil, water, or vinegar for salad dressings, syrups, and marinades. The possibilities are limitless. Creative mixologists have even incorporated CBD tinctures into their recipes, adding a relaxing touch to cocktails.
It’s important to note that nitrous oxide products, like cream chargers, have specific intended uses. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a compound used for sedation in medical procedures that has a history of recreational use that goes back to the late eighteenth century and a list of prominent users that includes the late poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. Although no longer in vogue with the intelligentsia as they once were, Whip-its, as they are called (a reference to whipped cream canisters), are still sometimes used among teens and young adults to affect a short-lived, but dangerous, high. In the U.S., it is unlawful for N20 to be sold to minors. Banks emphatically states that SupremeWhip products are only meant for culinary applications, as is clearly marked on their packaging.
SupremeWhip fulfills wholesale orders from their modern distribution centers in California and Florida. Their established support system is available to assist with sales and marketing. Additionally, SupremeWhip offers OEM services and personalized branding options for their gas products and dispensers.
Banks was in Thailand to celebrate his brother’s birthday when he gave the interview for this feature. While there, he and his local distributor seized the opportunity to visit some local customers distributing their QuickWhip brand. Meeting the man behind the scenes was an absolute thrill to the customers who eagerly shared their experiences with the products.
“Meeting our customers in person and witnessing how they utilize our products firsthand is truly remarkable,” Banks expressed, unable to hide his excitement. “These interactions often ignite fresh ideas for innovative products and enhancements that we can implement. It’s truly gratifying to witness the incredible creativity and enthusiasm our customers have for our brand.”