Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Whipped Cream

This is such an easy recipe. And it will transform your holidays forever. And also your life.

Warning: You will only have 2 beaters. If you have more than 2 children, this could be a problem. You may end up listening to bawling, screaming, and door slamming because a simple spoonful won't do--only the beaters. You may have to send your children to bed with nothing. Their lives may have to wait to be transformed until tomorrow. Not that my children would fight over beaters. They would calmly work out a compromise and stay up happily afterwards for stories. Ahem.

Whipped Cream

1 C whipping cream
6 Tbsn sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Put cream in a bowl (a cold bowl will help it whip faster) and whip cream with beaters or a Kitchenaid if you happen to have one. You can even use a good old fashioned whisk if you're wanting to feel quaint. When the cream starts to hold peaks, add the sugar and vanilla and beat until it's the desired stiffness.

If you're a creative cook, you can go bonkers with this recipe. You can add a dash of nutmeg, cinnamon, or any other spice; or you can use other extracts or flavoring (such as almond extract) in place of the vanilla.



  1. You make it sound so simple. :) Every time I try to make homemade whipped cream, I start to despair at some point that it's gone terribly wrong and will NOT form peaks, EVER! Then... suddenly it does. But seriously. Every time, I do this.

  2. Don't despair. You could always just drink it:). Just kidding, don't do that. At least don't tell anybody you did that. I did read once that it's best to start the beaters at a lower speed and then to increase the speed every minute or so. I do not remember why this was supposed to help, but it might be worth a try.



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