Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Homemade Whipped Cream
This post will be short and sweet. Once you realize how ridiculously easy it is to make your own whipped cream, you'll never buy store bought again. For some reason, we had never even looked into it before. Cool Whip was our standby. Well, sorry Cool Whip, you've been replaced.
Here's what you need:
1 cup heavy cream (keep cold until you're ready to use it).
1-2 Tbsp white sugar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
We used our stand mixer, but you can use a hand mixer and bowl, it will just take some more effort.
Here's what you do:
Put the bowl and whisk into the freezer for 15-30 minutes before you prepare your whipped cream. This will keep the cream cooler while it whips. This is probably the most important part of the process.
Combine all ingredients in the bowl.
Whisk on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
That's it. You're done.
We also made a chocolate whipped cream. For that, we added 2 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder and increased the amount of sugar from 2 Tbsp to 4 Tbsp.