Saturday, April 11, 2015

Homemade Whipped Cream

Redi-Whip definitely has a place in this world, especially on college campuses--the quick pillowy sugar-fix expanding in your mouth with just a simple tilt of the nozzle--no dirty dishes, no time wasted, no skill required, no special equipment needed! Done! 



But, pure homemade whipped cream can only be replaced to a certain degree with a pressurized can--real whipped cream adds something special to your tastebuds and desserts! Especially if you have baked an incredible dessert, finish it right! 

Leftovers are great for hot chocolate or coffee or a bowl of fresh fruit or ice cream. If you are a coffee lover, make a cup of 'Kaffee Mit Schlag' as they do in Austria and Germany for an afternoon break!

Homemade Whipped Cream

Equipment:
Handmixer
Chilled mixing bowl

Ingredients:
1 cup whipping cream
1-2 Tbls powdered sugar (or zero sugar)
1 tsp vanilla


Instructions:
1. Wash your hands. 
2. Chill beaters and mixing bowl. 
3. Beat cream on MEDIUM speed until it begins to increase in volume.



4. Add sugar and vanilla.


5. Beat until just fluffy. 


6. Choose your combo! 

A. Coffee + Whipped Cream + Cinnamon. A caffeine fix second to none!


B. Strawberry Shortcake. Yesterday's post!



C. Top hot chocolate.


D. A piece of pie. Key Lime Pie.