For this week's tip, I thought we would discuss how to makehomemade whipped cream. I really love and think nothing compares to it; especially when you compare it to the stuff that comes in a can or a tub. Although I have been known to use those for recipes here on the BLOG.
There are so many yummy treats you can use homemade whipped cream for. It's not just for desserts any longer! You can put a dollop of whipped cream on top of your favorite flavored coffee. How about treating your kids to homemade waffles with fresh whipped cream on top for the weekend?
And my new favorite thing is flavored whipped cream! I made chocolate whipped cream a few weeks ago and it was amazing. The possibilities are endless as to what you can add into the cream while it's whipping.
Make sure you check out the PRINTABLE Recipe Card at the bottom of the post! Keep it handy for the next time you want to make homemade whipped cream for your family.
When company is coming or I need a good quantity of whipped cream, I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer. But I recently purchased this EASY whipped cream maker from Pampered Chef that is amazing. My husband loves it so much he makes homemade whipped cream at least once a week for snacks.
You can easily whip up some cream in minutes using this tool. Check out the video below! And if you'd like to purchase one, message me or click on this link HERE that will bring you to my Pampered Chef website. I know you're going to love this tool!
Let's Check out a Few Favorite Ways to Enjoy Homemade Whipped Cream:
Serve as a parfait with fresh berries and crushed cookies.
Serve over homemade waffles for a special breakfast this weekend.
Serve in your favorite hot beverage.
Here's an easy chart for the different flavors you can add to whipped cream for all your desserts. My favorite is chocolate!
Homemade Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
Place your bowl and your beaters in the freezer or refrigerator until they are nice and cold. Once they are cold, place the heavy whipping cream and the sugar in the bowl.
Using the whisk attachment for your mixer, or using a hand beater, begin to whisk the heavy cream just until it reaches soft peaks.
Store the whipped cream in an air-tight container in your refrigerator.
Place the mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 15 minutes before you begin whisking the heavy cream. You want everything to be as cold as possible. This will help the cream to whip quickly and to increase volume.
Make sure the bowl and whisk attachment are clean. Any leftover oils will cause your heavy cream not to whip properly.
Be careful not to over-whip your cream. You want soft peaks, not butter.
You can flavor your whipped cream with different flavorings, such as extracts, liqueurs, coca powder or spices. Add the flavorings or spices in with the sugar before you begin whipping.
Leftover whipped cream can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. It will lose volume, but you can quickly whip it back up.
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