Thursday, November 20, 2014

Homemade Whipped Cream


 Just a little post to follow up yesterday's pumpkin pie recipe, here's the recipe for making homemade whipped cream.  Making your own whipped cream is so easy, quick, and tastes a thousand times better than anything store bought! 


 Begin by pouring heavy whipping cream in the bowl of your stand mixer, or in a mixing bowl if you are using a hand mixer.  You can find heavy whipping cream in the dairy section at the grocery store, right next to the milk and half and half.


Turn your mixer on high speed and whip the cream.  You'll notice little frothy bubbles right away.  It's tempting to walk away from the mixer, but stay nearby, because you want to turn the mixer off at the right time.  If you keep whipping, you'll end up with something resembling butter before you know it! 


 Turn the mixer off immediately when you notice soft peaks forming.  It's time to add the sweetener and again, you don't want to overmix. 


 I typically add a little vanilla extract...

...and some granulated sugar.  I use just a little sugar because I like the whipped cream to complement the dessert, not overpower it.  However, that's just my own opinion... you can always add more sweetener if that's your preference. 


 Turn your mixer back on just briefly on low speed to mix in the sugar and vanilla.  You may want to use a spatula beforehand to immerse the sugar and vanilla in the cream.  Whip it just long enough to form peaks again. If you place your finger on the cream, the indentation will remain.  


Use a spatula to transfer the cream from the mixing bowl to a serving bowl.  Melt in your mouth! 


Another option for a sweetener is using maple syrup instead of granulated sugar.  This is how I sweetened the cream for the pumpkin pie and the maple flavor was delicious. 


Homemade whipped cream complements so many desserts... pies, cobblers, crisps, even just fresh berries.  Give it a try - you will never be able to buy store bought whipped cream again!


This recipe can easily be doubled, halved, etc.  The whipped cream also refrigerates well, so you can definitely make this a few hours beforehand.
 
Homemade Whipped Cream Ingredients
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
(Yields almost 1 cup)

Maple Flavored Whipped cream Ingredients
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
(Yields almost 1 cup)

16 comments:

  1. Love whipped cream - it's one of the main ingredients in our holiday tiramisu.
    Before starting I always make certain that the cream is very cold + I put the bowl and beaters in the freezer for about 10 minutes to make the cream whip a little faster and increase its volume.

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  2. I LOVE homemade whipped cream. I sweeten mine with just a little powdered sugar ;-). Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Andrea.

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  3. danke für das rezept, das sieht sooooo lecker aus!!! liebe grüße von angie und einen schönen freitag

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  4. Nothing like homemade cream! Organic cream is much better tasting too than regular cream I think. Wish my edges of the pie looked as good as yours! I made a huge mistake one year and put the pies on a cookie sheet to bake! My granddaughter cut into the pie and said" grandma there is no crust on the bottom!" Ha ha..I have the same pie dishes you have and they are heavy, and with the cookie sheet the crust didn't bake! Thanks for lower rack tip. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Patty

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  5. Love this post, we always have fresh whipped cream during the holidays. You can also add a bit of Cream of Tartar to the whipped cream and that gives it a boost to get it going.

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  6. Looks so delicious . Beautiful pictures.

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  7. My sister likes to make homemade whipped cream too. I love your mixer. I was given a kitchen aid and I do have a hand held mixer. Some people whisk by hand too! Kathleen in Az

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  8. Looks wonderful! Great on your pumpkin pie that looks so delicious.

    Kathy

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  9. Looks delicious! Thanks for these photos and for the tutorial :) I will try it.
    Domestic cleaning Bromley

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  10. Homemade whipped cream is much better than bought and it's not so hard to be prepared.

    End of tenancy cleaning Fulham

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  11. Yummy! The kiddos in my house just love it when I make whipped cream! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. This looks heavenly! You always make everything look so good!! There is just nothing like homemade whip cream.

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  13. I also enjoy homemade whipped cream - so easy to make, why would anyone buy the canned stuff? I see that you use a Bosch mixer, I am considering buying one. Can you tell me if you are happy with it, and what model you have? Thank you.

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    1. I love my Bosch mixer! I've had this one for over 10 years, using it 1-2 times a week, and it still runs like it's new. I highly recommend it. The bowl is so large you can really make large batches of everything. Obviously my model is outdated, but this would be the new model: http://www.bosch-home.com/us/products/small-appliances/kitchen-machines/MUM6N10UC.html?source=browse

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