Have you ever had homemade whipped cream? Close your eyes and imagine mounds of delicious creamy rich goodness.
If you have never had homemade whipping cream, I am telling you there is nothing like it!!!! It has been over 25 years and I still remember my first bite of fresh whipped cream! I had never tasted anything like it. Forget how yummy it was on the fresh strawberries, I was in complete awe of my girlfriend who made this delicious dessert topping. I grew up on Cool Whip and never even knew you could make your own from scratch!
I am sure you are thinking why make it from scratch when you get can it at the store. This gluten-free recipe has just TWO all-natural ingredients: real cream and sugar. Store-bought whipped cream can contain water, sugar, corn syrup, nonfat milk, and unless you buy organic whipping cream; they all contain carrageenan. Carrageenan leaves a thick coating on your tongue. It is found in almost all nut milks and sour cream. Yuck! Not to mention it is not good for you. Why waste your money (and health) on food with unnecessary and unhealthy additives? Be sure to read the ingredient labels when purchasing whipped cream.
When you bake from scratch, not only can you control what ingredients you use, you control how much! This recipe calls for one tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar. However, it can be made with less. For example, if I am serving whipped cream on chocolate cream pie, which is already pretty sweet, I may only use one teaspoon of sugar in the recipe.
Whipping cream is a staple in our refrigerator. I use it in my morning hot cup of tea and I love being able to whip up a batch of this delightful goodness at a moment’s notice without having to run the grocery store. You will love using it in all of your recipes that call for it. Homemade tastes so much better! Plus you will have peace of mind about the ingredients.
Oh my! Who doesn’t love homemade hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream? Heavenly! Guess what? It is so easy to freeze spoonfuls of left over whipped cream on a waxed-paper lined baking sheet. After they are frozen, store them in an airtight container in the freezer. Add to a cup of homemade hot chocolate and be ready to become addicted!Print
It takes less than five minutes and two ingredients to make this delicious whipped cream.
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, organic
- 1 Tablespoon Confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
- Beat whipping cream and sugar on high speed, using a stand or hand mixer, in a chilled bowl beating until stiff peaks form.
Chill mixing bowl and beaters in refrigerator for 30 minutes prior to making whipped cream.
For flavored whipped cream, add in 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite extract: vanilla, almond, peppermint, rum or maple.
No dessert is necessary…you could eat Homemade Whipped Cream by itself! It’s really that good and you can make it in just a few minutes. After just one taste, I am sure your family and friends will be hooked!
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