This spring, I took a dessert to an event and explained that the whipped cream that I brought was homemade. Someone said that they did not know that it was possible to make whipped cream. Whipped cream is one of the easiest things to make. It really puts the finishing touch on your delicious desserts. It is an impressive finish to those desserts that you spend hours making, a tasty addition to a bowl of fruit, or a homemade addition to a store-bought dessert. The best part is that it takes less than 5 minutes!
First you need to gather your ingredients.
You need heavy cream, some kind of sweetener, and vanilla. I like to use maple syrup because it is a natural sweetener. However, my grandma always used powdered sugar. If you learn anything from me, unscrew the lids before you start .
It is best to use a metal pan that you put in the refrigerator for a few hours or in the freezer for 30 minutes. You can also put the beaters in the bowl. This works best when the bowl, beaters, and cream are very cold.
Add the cream to the bowl and mix with your hand mixer or stand mixer. At first it will splatter. I am not a patient person when it comes to cooking. I am patient in almost everything I do except waiting in the kitchen. I always turn it up to high and splatter a little bit of cream on myself. I am willing to sacrifice for the slightly faster whipping time. If you are patient, I would suggest setting your mixer to a medium speed.
It will start to get thicker in a matter of minutes. When it starts to look like cool whip consistency, add a splash of vanilla.
I did not give an amount because it is all based on your taste. I add about a teaspoon. Then, add a splash of maple syrup. I like a very small amount of sweetener. You may like it sweeter. I use about 2 teaspoons.
Then, it is done. It will look like this…
Scrape down the sides and store in a container with a lid. It is best served the same day. We will eat it for a few days.
See how simple it is? You will be so impressed with yourself. Good luck!
Maple Vanilla Whipped Cream
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (12-16 servings)
- 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
- maple syrup
Whip cream until it becomes fluffy.
Add vanilla to taste.
Add maple syrup to taste.