What is Whipped + 14 recipes for making at home

What is Whipped + 14 recipes for making at home

Crash - honey drink, an integral part of East Slavic cuisine. The vast majority of its varieties are non-alcoholic. These include: stolbushinsky sbiten, Belorussian sbiten, Suzdal, sea buckthorn, rye, cranberry and apple sbiten, as well as such exotic drinks as juniper sbiten, cedar sbiten or fir sbiten with ginger, sage and propolis and other recipe variations.

The history of sour cream

Honey drinks have been known to Eastern Slavs for centuries. At the same time, unlike intoxicating honeys, Old Russian sbiten was originally intended not for entertainment, but exclusively for quenching thirst in summer and warming in winter.

The first chronicle mention of such a drink dates back to 1128, and the first known ancient recipe for sour cream dates back to the XVI century.

By the way, the appearance of the progenitor of later samovars in Eastern Europe is connected with its preparation.

The alcoholic version of the drink we are interested in became widespread in the XVIII century, when the production of intoxicating honey was in deep decline. Its strength was 4-7 degrees.

Zbytniy did not leave the scene until 1917, when it was replaced by its closest relative - mead.

Nowadays, the alcoholic variety of the ancient Russian drink, although not experiencing the era of the turbulent Renaissance, but at the same time feels quite confident.

First of all, because its preparation, as a rule, does not take much time and effort.

As you will soon see, even the most intricate recipe for sour cream at home will be very easy to implement.

There are generally recognized differences between sour cream in terms of serving temperature and cooking method.

In the first case, it is divided into cold and hot, in the second - into simple and custard (made from naturally fermented honey).

At the same time, all of the above varieties allow for the possibility of an alcoholic component in the drink.

The difference between sour cream and mead

It should be noted that the differences between alcoholic sbiten and mead are rather arbitrary.

Both drinks are often made using the same or very similar technologies.

However, there are two fundamental differences between them.

The former is made without yeast, while the latter excludes the addition of foreign alcohol.

Sour cream: beneficial properties

The unconditional benefits of this ancient drink are due to five important factors:

  1. The presence of honey is mandatory;

  2. The constant presence of spices (classic spiced sour cream usually contains cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, star anise, black or allspice, etc.).);

  3. The widespread use of fruit (fruit sour cream can contain both fresh fruit and dried fruit, an example of which is sour cream with prunes);

  4. Quite frequent addition of medicinal herbs (herbal sour cream involves the use of sage, chamomile, St. John's wort, mint, thyme, galangal, etc.).);

  5. Traditional consumption of the drink in hot form.

Thus, the East Slavic honey elixir can not only have an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic or tonic effect on the body, as well as serve as an indispensable remedy for colds, but with the addition of certain ingredients, it can have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver, cardiovascular, nervous and even reproductive systems...

The shelf life of the brew

The question of the shelf life of the drink we are interested in is directly related to its type.

Simple hot whipping, in general, does not imply the possibility of any long-term storage. It should be finalized within an hour, getting the most out of the process.

If we are talking about drinks intended for consumption in cold form or for later heating, they can be stored quite freely for a year.

At the same time, the main conditions for preservation are: staying in a cool, dark room and being in a glass or wooden container.

Recipes for sour cream

The classic recipe for sour cream

Let's start with how to make the very honey base that can serve as a self-sufficient drink or a field for further experiments.

It should be borne in mind that the ingredients intended for sour cream should be cooked in two or even several separate containers, and then combined (whipped) together...


  1. Honey - 300 g

  2. Sugar or white molasses - 350 g

  3. Water - 3 liters

  4. Spices and herbs - 5-10 g

  5. Vodka or brandy or cognac - 500 ml

Method of preparation

  1. Boil 0.5 and 2.5 liters of water in two separate pots.

  2. Pour boiling water from a smaller container over the spices. Add honey and sugar/molasses to a large saucepan, then boil them over low heat for half an hour, stirring constantly and skimming off the foam.

  3. Then strain the spicy infusion and add it to the honey-sugar solution removed from the stove. Add alcohol there, mix everything thoroughly and leave to steep for 15-20 minutes. Consume hot.

For a greater effect, you can make a similar whipped cream from fermented honey. You will have fun and you will not have to throw away a valuable product. At the same time, the alcohol component in such a drink can not be added.

Kumushkin or folk whipped cream

Now we will tell you how to make sour cream with the addition of hops.


  1. Honey - 1 kg

  2. Fresh hops - 20 g

  3. Spices and herbs - to taste

  4. Water - 4 liters

The method of preparation

  1. Boil 0.5 and 3.5 liters of water in different containers.

  2. Pour boiling water from the first container over the spices and herbs. Add honey to the second container and cook for 2 hours over low heat, stirring and skimming the foam.

  3. Add hops and continue cooking for an hour.

  4. Remove the liquid from the heat, add the strained infusion to it, mix the result, cool and bottle.

  5. Store the drink in the cellar or in the refrigerator. Drink cold or warmed up.

Monastery whipped cream

The name of the drink speaks for itself. Monks will not drink just anything.


  1. Honey - 1 kg

  2. Fresh hops - 2 tsp.

  3. Spices and herbs - to taste

  4. Strong black or green tea - 0.5 cups

  5. Water - 3 liters

The method of preparation

  1. Dissolve honey in water and cook on fire for 3.5 hours.

  2. Put hops, a large boiled pebble (it is needed as a load) in cheesecloth, tie it in a knot and put it in a saucepan.

  3. Boil the honey and hops for another hour, monitor the water level and add hot water if necessary.

  4. Remove the honey from the heat and strain it into a wooden or glass container. The container should not be completely filled.

  5. Leave the dishes in a warm place for honey fermentation. Usually fermentation begins a few days after the hopped honey has been brewed.

  6. When fermentation stops (stops hissing), pour half a glass of strongly brewed green tea into it.

  7. Strain the liquid several times through a thick cloth and our monastery sour cream is ready.

It is recommended to keep the sour cream for a year after preparation.

Beer whipping

A pleasant refreshing drink to be consumed cold.


  1. Honey - 100 g

  2. Molasses - 100 g

  3. Beer - 500 ml of water

  4. Water - 500 ml

  5. Mint - 5 g

The method of preparation

  1. For 15 minutes, simultaneously brew beer with mint and molasses with honey, added to boiling water in sequence.

  2. Next, mix the strained beer with the molasses-honey solution. Leave the resulting drink for an hour at room temperature, then bottle and keep for a week in the refrigerator or cellar.

Classic raspberry whipped cream

Raspberry whipped cream


  1. Water - 3 liters

  2. Fresh raspberry juice - 500 ml

  3. Honey - 1 kg

  4. Yeast - 25-30 g of yeast

  5. Cinnamon - a pinch

The method of preparation

  1. Boil water, dissolve honey completely while stirring, add raspberry juice.

  2. Cook over low heat for 2 hours, stirring and skimming off the foam.

  3. Remove from heat, let cool to a slightly warm state.

  4. Pour in the yeast diluted in 100 ml of warm water, stir and cover.

  5. Leave for 10-12 hours.

  6. Pour into a jar or wooden barrel, put in a cold place for 25-30 days.

  7. Pour the finished whipped cream into prepared bottles, keep in a cold place in a horizontal position.

Raspberry whipped cream with liqueur

In principle, this drink does not have to be raspberry. It all depends on the type of fruit used and the liqueur added.


  1. Honey - 150 g

  2. Water - 500 ml

  3. Raspberry liqueur - 250 ml

  4. Raspberry juice - 250 ml

  5. Allspice, cloves, ginger - to taste

  6. Linden blossom, mint, thyme, St. John's wort - to taste

The method of preparation

  1. Pour boiling water over herbs and spices. At the same time, cook honey in raspberry juice for 10 minutes.

  2. After that, boil it with liqueur for another 5 minutes, then mix it with strained water and let it brew for half an hour.

Wine whipping

This recipe will allow you to prepare not mulled wine with honey, namely a honey drink flavored with wine.


  1. Honey - 500 g

  2. Water - 1 liter

  3. Dry red wine - 1 л

  4. Spices - to taste

The method of preparation

  1. Heat wine and boil water in separate containers.

  2. Add spices to the wine and keep the substance for 10 minutes on low heat, without bringing it to a boil.

  3. At the same time, add honey to the water and boil the resulting solution for half an hour (this is also done over low heat with constant stirring and removal of foam).

  4. Then mix the honey base with strained wine and let the drink brew for 15 minutes.

Juniper whipped cream


  1. Honey - 100 g

  2. Water - 500 ml

  3. Juniper berries - 10 pcs.

  4. Lemon - 1 piece.

  5. Cayenne pepper - 1 pc.

  6. Cloves - 3 pcs.

  7. Ginger (root) - 1 cm

  8. Badian - 1 pc.

The method of preparation

  1. Mix all ingredients in a suitable container, add lemon juice and zest.

  2. Then bring the container to a boil and boil for 30 minutes.

  3. Strain and pour into mugs, the drink can be drunk immediately.

Ingredients! Only berries of the common juniper, which is often found in the wild, can be used. Fruits of other species are considered poisonous and it is better not to experiment with them.

Whipped cream with prunes

One of the most colorful variants of honey sour. The taste will directly depend on the quality of the prunes. Choose good, unprocessed dried fruits.


  1. Prunes - 100 g

  2. Rose hips - 10 pieces.

  3. Cloves - 1 pc.

  4. Water - 1.5 liters

  5. Honey - 4 tbsp.

  6. Fresh ginger - 5 g

The method of preparation

  1. Rinse the prunes, put them in a pot of water, put them on the stove.

  2. Break the washed rose hips, add after the prunes.

  3. Put in the chopped ginger root, add one clove. This is a minimum of. If you like the clove aroma, you can throw in up to five stars.

  4. Cook all this for about half an hour, but do not let it boil actively, cook over low heat at a low boil.

  5. Turn off the stove and wrap the pan in a warm blanket, imitating a thermos. In the old days, the vessel was placed on a warm stove.

  6. Leave on for two hours.

  7. Stir the whipped cream to maximize the flavor of the dried fruit. Strain it.

  8. You can add more honey or sugar if the sweetness is not enough. Done!

The drink is universal, you can drink it immediately warm or cool it in the refrigerator.

Homemade whipped cream with cranberries


  1. Cranberries - 200 g

  2. Water - 1 liter

  3. Honey - 2 tbsp.

  4. Cloves - 1 bud

  5. Nutmeg - a pinch

The method of preparation

  1. Pour boiling water over the cranberries if the berries are whole. If they are already grated, then just put them in a saucepan. Use whole berries and crush them with a pestle.

  2. Add water, you can take boiling water at once, throw in the cloves.

  3. Put on the fire, bring to a boil, boil for a few minutes.

  4. Insist cranberries for about half an hour.

  5. Strain the broth through cheesecloth, squeeze the cranberries thoroughly.

  6. Add a pinch of nutmeg to the broth.

  7. Let the drink cool to 60 degrees so as not to destroy the vitamins in the honey.

  8. Add honey, stir until dissolved.

  9. Cool or consume warm. If desired, you can add sugar for more sweetness or add a few more spoons of honey.

Whipped cream with sea buckthorn and calendula


  1. Sea buckthorn berries - 200 g

  2. Honey - 150 g

  3. Ginger root - 10 g

  4. Water - 1.6 liters

  5. Oregano - 1 tbsp.

  6. Calendula - 1 tbsp.

  7. Cloves - 2-3 pcs.

  8. Cinnamon - 1-2 sticks

The method of preparation

  1. Put sea buckthorn berries in a saucepan. If they are frozen, thaw a little first. Mash with a pestle.

  2. Add water to the drink, put it on the stove, and boil for ten minutes.

  3. Add chopped ginger.

  4. Pour in all the herbs and spices, you can remove something or add more to your taste. Stir, turn off the stove.

  5. Cover the pan, leave for half an hour to make the broth more saturated.

  6. Strain, squeeze out the herbal cake with berries.

  7. Add honey to the still hot liquid, stir until it is completely dissolved.

Whipped cream with mint and apples

Optionally, mint can be omitted or replaced with lemon balm.


  1. Apples - 2 pcs.

  2. Honey - 150 g of honey;

  3. Chopped mint (can be dry) - 1 tsp.

  4. Cloves - 4 pcs.

  5. Water - 7 glasses

  6. Ginger root - 1 cm

  7. Cinnamon - 1 stick

  8. Lemon - ½ pc.

The method of preparation

  1. Cut the apples into quarters and remove seeds and hard parts, then put them in a saucepan.

  2. Add water and thinly chop the ginger root, add to the total mass.

  3. Add cloves with mint and cinnamon.

  4. Remove a little zest, add to the saucepan.

  5. Cook together for 15 minutes after boiling water. Let the whipped cream stand for the same amount of time.

  6. Strain the mixture. Pour the liquid honey into the drink and stir until it dissolves in the total mass.

  7. Garnish the serving with lemon slices.

Currant whipped cream


  1. Honey - 1-2 tbsp.

  2. Raspberry and currant leaves (dry) - 1 tbsp each. л.

  3. Water - 500 ml

The method of preparation

Pour boiling water over the currant and raspberry leaves and, wrapping the pan in a towel, leave forty to thirty minutes. Strain and add honey.

Ginger and honey whipped cream


  1. Honey (preferably floral) - 80 g

  2. Ginger (root) - 20 g

  3. Sugar - 30 g

  4. Cinnamon - 1 g

  5. Cardamom - 3 g

  6. Bay leaf - 1 pc.

  7. Cloves - 1 g

The method of preparation

  1. Prepare all ingredients. Pour water over ginger, cut into pieces, with cinnamon and bay leaf and put on fire.

  2. Then add sugar, cardamom and cloves.

  3. When boiling water, add honey to the same.

  4. Stir, remove from heat, strain and pour into mugs.

Update: 02.07.2018

Category: Other alcohol