A nitrous oxide (N2O) whipped cream charger is a steel cylinder or cartridge that is used as a whipping agent in a whipped cream dispenser. A foil coating on the narrow end of a charger is broken to release the gas. A sharp pin is frequently used to perform this inside the whipped cream dispenser. In hybrid model rocket engines, the nitrous oxide used in charges is also utilised as an oxidiser.

Whipped cream chargers are a convenient source of nitrous oxide, which is a popular recreational drug. Whipits, whippets, nos, nossies and nangs are some of the terms used by users to describe the chargers.

There are currently three manufacturers producing whip cream chargers in Europe, which is where the invention and use of the device began. Whipped cream chargers are designed for low-volume or one-time use in applications such as home kitchens, restaurants and coffee shops.

Because nitrous oxide dissolves easily in the cream and does not cause the cream to oxidise while in the can, it is employed. To make whipped cream with a dispenser, the cream must have a minimum fat percentage of 28%. Heavy cream and sugar, as well as any desired flavourings or colourings, are commonly used in whipped cream recipes. This cream is inflated with nitrous oxide in a sealed container, which dissolves into the cream due to its lipophilicity. When the cream dispenser’s valve is opened, the high pressure inside forces the cream solution out. As the pressure changes, part of the dissolved gas re-emerges as bubbles, fluffing up the cream.

Recreational use:

Chargers are typically the technique of choice for people looking to utilize nitrous oxide recreationally due to their accessibility. Medical-grade nitrous tanks are hard to come by, and auto-grade nitrous contains ingredients like sulphur dioxide to keep it from being consumed by humans. Chargers can be found for a low price in a variety of places and online.