It’s Tips for Tuesday!
This week’s tip: Make your own whipped cream!
Whipped cream is super easy to make and is actually just cream whipped! It is one of those easy ‘from scratch’ foods what will wow your guests and add something special to your desserts. Whipped cream is versatile and delicious. It adds that needed touch to many desserts, from pies to pudding to cakes to strawberry shortcake. Stay tuned on Thursday for a super easy pie topped with homemade whipped cream .
Don’t settle for whipped topping, which is an oil and dairy based concoction, or even whipped cream in a can, which includes corn syrup and additives. You can always purchase an aerosol can using nitrous oxide as a propellant, but they can be pricey. I prefer the cheaper and more versatile whipping method.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 5 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
#1 Use different extracts. A great combo is a vanilla and a little orange.
#2 Make it the night before. If I am having a party, I usually make it the night before and it holds up very well. You may have to slightly whisk. I usually wait to top the dessert until close to the event or even serving time, depending on your dessert.
#3 You can add a small amount of dry pudding mix to stabilize, if you desire.
#4 Use it to ice cakes. I love icing cakes with it. You have to store it in the fridge, but nothing is wrong with a cold cake! It makes a light and wonderful frosting.