Thursday, January 19, 2012

Home Made Whipped Cream

Once you realize how good fresh whipped cream is, and just how easy it is to make, you'll never go back to the stuff that comes in those aerosol cans (unless you're one of those people who likes to inhale the propellant...). If you have an electric mixer (a stand mixer is the easiest), just pour in a half pint of heavy cream, add a tablespoon or two of confectioners sugar, and maybe a few drops of vanilla extract, turn it on, and stand back. In a few short minutes, you'll have a fluffy whipped cream. It helps if you start with a cold bowl, so you may want to put your mixing bowl in the freezer for a bit before you add your cream. When you whip it yourself, and limit the amount of sugar you add, you get an incredibly fresh tasting end product, suitable for topping off all manner of desserts from pies, to ice cream, or even to dress up a cup of coffee.

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