D.I.Y. Whipped Cream

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I’ve been to a couple different upscaled restaurants in the past. The very first one I ever went to, was on a 1st date. First dates are usually long (if its going well, lol). Long enough to get through appetizers, dinner, and dessert. 

So on this date, there was dessert! When the waiter brought us our dessert, he also had a stainless steel contraption with him, in which he asked, “Fresh Whipped Cream?”

Fresh Whipped Cream? What was the other stuff I had been eating? I was so intrigued by this "Fresh" Whipped Cream he spoke of. “Yes! I would love some!” I said

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My date and I had the same idea when the waiter dolloped this creamy, fluffy, airy, and soft whipped cream onto our dessert plate. We tasted this whipped cream by itself! Looked up at each other and without saying anything, both of our eyes screamed, “This is Awesome!”

I ended up eating all the whipped cream before I even tasted the dessert! In the end I asked how their whipped cream was made and I’ve never bought whipped cream again! 

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Have you ever thought to yourself… “How is whipped cream made?”

Well I Did! :-D

It’s so easy! Its also so cool! Maybe thats where that whipped cream company gets their name! :-)

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Its really a one ingredient recipe. I like it a tad sweeter so I added some powdered sugar to the recipe. The only step is to beat the heavy whipping cream until it becomes Whipped Cream!

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Warning!: Do NOT over beat the cream, because this is also how butter is made! Once you see the milk turn into a thick whipped texture, it's time to stop whipping! I promise it doesn’t get fluffier. It becomes something else entirely!

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Whipped cream is the perfect addition to any dessert. Whether it’s a cold dessert such as ice cream, jello, cheesecake, etc. OR on top of a warm dessert like a decadent brownie, perfectly textured bread pudding, and/or even sprayed directly into your mouth from the canister!

Whipped cream definitely plays well with others like hot fudge, caramel, fruit toppings, pretty much anything, including sprinkles! :-D It also can stand on it’s own becoming a quick delicious treat all by itself.

Whipped cream has also mended many relationships. Being sprayed onto a friend for fun to rekindling a fire in the bedroom for a couple of lovebirds.

Whatever you choose, you can't go wrong! Enjoy your delicious "Fresh" Whipped Cream! ;-)

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 - 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream

1/2 cup Powdered Sugar (Optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Beat Heavy Cream on high with a MIXER*
  2. Wait until the cream starts to  visually thicken. turn down the speed a notch or two before adding in the sugar (optional) gradually.
  3. Once the sugar has all been added, continue to beat heavy cream to stiff peaks. 
  4. DO NOT OVER BEAT. You will end up with butter instead of whipped cream if over beaten!

Tips:

*If you don’t have a mixer, you can use a whisk, this takes and incredible amount of energy, but can be done!

Do not over beat. You will end up with butter instead of whipped cream if over beaten!

If using inside of a dish, you want to fold the whipped cream in, so you don’t ruin all the fluffing you created by deflating it!