Whipped Cream

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WHAT'S SPECIAL
Homemade whipped cream offers a freshness and purity of flavor that surpasses store-bought alternatives. You have control over the sweetness and can add vanilla extract for a subtle flavor boost. The texture is heavenly—light, fluffy, and perfect for enhancing a wide range of treats.

Whipped Cream

Homemade whipped cream is a delightful and versatile treat, adding a touch of luxury to desserts, fruits, and beverages.
How to use whipped Cream:
- Topping for Desserts: Dollop onto pies, cakes, tarts, or ice cream.
- Fruit Companion: Serve over fresh berries, sliced peaches, or other fruits.
- Beverage Enhancer: Top hot cocoa, coffee, or milkshakes with a swirl of whipped cream.
- Dessert Cups: Layer with puddings, parfaits, or trifles for added decadence.
Let's dive into the simple pleasure of making your own whipped cream at home.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill equipment 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 mixing bowl (preferably chilled)
  • 1 electric mixer (hand mixer or stand mixer)
  • 1 Whisk attachment or beaters (preferably chilled)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cold heavy cream * (whipping cream) -240 ml
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional, for flavor)

Instructions
 

  • Chill Your Equipment: place your mixing bowl and beaters or whisk attachment in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes before starting.
  • Pour the Cold Heavy Cream: pour the cold heavy cream into the chilled mixing bowl.
  • Whip the Cream: start whipping the cream on low speed to avoid splattering. Gradually increase the speed to medium-high as the cream thickens.
  • Add Sugar and Flavor (Optional): once the cream starts to thicken, add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract (if using). Continue whipping until stiff peaks form.
  • Check Consistency: be careful not to overwhip; stop when the whipped cream holds its shape but is still smooth and creamy. Overwhipping can lead to butter formation.
  • Serve Immediately or Refrigerate: use the whipped cream immediately as a topping for desserts, fruits, or beverages. Alternatively, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

*Heavy Cream (Whipping Cream): Contains a high fat content (around 36%) and whips up well to create stable whipped cream. Avoid using light or low-fat creams for the best results.

TIPS:
  1. Chill Everything: Cold cream, a chilled bowl, and cold beaters or whisk attachments are crucial for achieving the best results.
  2. Watch Closely: Whipping times can vary, so keep a close eye on the cream as it whips to avoid overwhipping.
  3. Sweetness Control: Adjust the amount of powdered sugar based on your sweetness preference.
  4. Experiment with Flavors: Besides vanilla, you can explore other flavorings like almond extract, citrus zest, or a splash of liqueur.
  5. Freshness Matters: Homemade whipped cream is best served fresh but can be refrigerated for a few hours. If it starts to separate, gently rewhip to restore its consistency.
Keyword Dessert topping, Whipped cream

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