homemade whipped cream

Whipped cream is a sweet, airy topping that can add tons of deliciousness. It’s great on desserts, drinks, fruit, breakfast, whatever you can put your mind to! Don’t get me wrong, the stuff out of the can is delicious and great to have on hand, but once you make homemade whipped cream, your tastebuds will be hooked. It only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes and will take anything sweet to the next level.

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Serves: About enough to top 4 ice cream sundaes generously 🙂
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ tablespoons granulated white sugar

Make it your own: Replace half a teaspoon of the vanilla with an extract that pairs well with your dessert to create a fun, flavored whipped cream. Or add a drop of food dye to make it fun for kids.IMG_0263

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl (make sure there is plenty of space in your bowl as the mixture will almost double in volume
  2. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form. You can also do this step by processing all ingredients in the food processor on low for 1 -2 minutes.
    -The main idea here is to incorporate air into the cream to make it nice and fluffy. Move your mixer around and on the surface a bit (careful you might splash). And be patient, this usually takes about 5 minutes until it looks like whipped cream.
  3. Enjoy on your favorite dessert, breakfast, or snack!

Tip: Remember you can always add more, but not take away once an ingredient is mixed in. If you don’t like things too sweet, add the sugar slowly and taste as you are mixing it.

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look out for a post coming soon featuring this whipped cream on top!

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