“Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream at all if it hasn’t been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn’t poached eggs unless it’s been stolen in the dead of the night.”
― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I used to purchase my whipped cream in a tub or in a can. Then I went for ice cream at a little place in Pismo Beach where they made their own whipped cream. It was out of this world!!! I had never tasted something so sweet and creamy but also light and almost danced across my taste buds. Like an beautiful song written to the 5 lbs I would acquire around my middle, having to taste my way to just the right mixture or maybe I just can’t help but nibble until it’s gone.
I begged the teen behind the counter to tell me how he makes it. He must have thought I was nuts when I asked if I could buy a couple of sides of whipped cream so I could watch him make it. He just laughed at the weird lady and showed me how.
3 ingredients, one mixer and you’ll find yourself in fluffy folds of heavenly sweetness!
To make your own heavenly whipped cream you’ll want to use your stand mixer, hand mixer or get ready to beat the bowl with your whisk until you have some crazy definition in those arms of yours.
Into your bowl add:
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 cup of Sugar
I prefer to use Ultra Fine Sugar instead of the regular granulated sugar that is usually found in our kitchens. Like it’s name, it’s very fine and I feel that it blends beautifully into creamy dishes instead of leaving them feeling gritty or crunchy. Crunchy is a turn off when it comes to whipped cream, just so you know. http://www.chsugar.com/products/bakerssugar/ Bakers sugar is a must for your kitchen!
1 Tsp of Vanilla
Turn on your mixer. Let it whip it all up until it’s nice and stiff.
Just before you are done you have one last choice to make.
Do you want plain old fashioned whipped cream? Nothing wrong with that at all! I love it!
Or would you like to add a more exotic flair to your dessert? With one additional ingredient you can transform your whipped cream to compliment anything that you’d like it to be served on. Everyone will be impressed with your hard work and creativity. Little will they know the delicious cupcakes they rave about are from a box and it only took you 4 minutes to make an orange whipped cream to top it off or the mint whipped cream you served over your brownies with dinner was so simple!
If you want to get creative, make the above recipe and then add:
A few drops of food coloring for color
Chocolate cream- 2 1/2 Tbl. Cocoa Powder
Mint cream- 1/2 Tbl Mint Extract or 1 Tbl Mint Paste
Orange or Lemon cream- 1 1/2 Tbl. citrus zest
Ginger cream- 1Tbl. finely grated ginger
Rum or Bourbon cream- 1 1/2 Tbl. Rum or Bourbon
Irish cream- 1 1/2 Bailey’s, Kahlua or Amaretto
Fruit flavored creams- add 2 Tbl. of any of your favorite jams to cream your desired flavors. Blackberry or raspberry are ALWAYS a huge hit over muffins, cupcakes and breakfast foods.
Add your “extra” ingredient about 1/2 way through your mixing process or just before your whipped cream gets stiff for best effect.
It really is THAT easy! I’ve tried to put on that Super Mom cape and fly around doing everything just right…
I tend to trip on it and end up falling over the dog and effectively tossing dinner into the side of the fish tank, wall or Aunt Martha. Hang up the cape and just be the best you. Start by knocking everyone’s socks off with your homemade whipped cream, unless it’s summer and then we’ll settle for the Oh Holy Cow this is divine face!
We all love this and I know everyone will flip for it when you make it too!
So easy but looks and tastes incredible!
Wishing you wonderful things to top with your homemade whipped cream!
Just remember, NO DOUBLE DIPPING if your sharing the bowl licking duties! People usually don’t take kindly to sharing even their very closest of friend’s spit… I’d have to concur with those findings.
Enjoy this on your breakfast, with your smoothie, coffee, just on a spoon, on a finger or over your dessert. 3 minutes and it’s done!
Be creative and fill me in on what you made and what type of whipped cream you made to go with it. I’m always looking for neat ideas to spark awesome dishes!
Looking forward to dessert,