4.09.2013

Homemade Whipped Cream

Yesterday was one of those days where I was in the constant state of trying to play catch up. Exactly what I was trying to catch up on, I have no idea. I just felt like I was behind on everything. 
By the end of the night I'd successfully done a whole lot of nothing (except one killer workout... if you're interested let me know).

Today, from saving me from being post-less I'm giving you a very easy recipe you need to tuck away and save forever.

A quick rewind to give some background. For as long as I can remember I haven't liked whipped cream. Ever. On anything. At Thanksgiving I'm the only one who has a slice of pumpkin pie sans the white whipped stuff. It's just so not good.

While making the food for Marcus' birthday party I (obviously) had to incorporate banana foods to fit the monkey theme. Banana pudding made the list. What good is banana pudding without crushed short bread and whipped cream? In case you're wondering, it's not much good.
Instead of going out and buying whipped topping I figured I'd try making my own. Anyone who's ever made their own whipped cream has raved about how awesome it is, and how the purchased stuff doesn't hold a candle. I gave it a shot. I had nothing to lose. The grocery store, only blocks away, would have Plan B if my attempts failed.

My first batch was a success! I didn't hate it. In fact, it was really good. Rich, thick, and creamy. Delicious, really.

Next time you need whipped cream try this. It's SO EASY and SO much better than anything you'll find in your grocery store.

Homemade Whipped Cream

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla, or the seeds of 1 vanilla bean
1/2 cup powdered sugar

In a clean and cold bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream using the whisk attachment until stiff peaks form.
Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and whip until combined.
Voila! You're very own whipped cream.

Instead of spooning the whipped cream into the cups of pudding I piped it in with a ziplock baggie with one of the bottom corners snipped.

Enjoy!


Source: Lemon Sugar

14 comments:

  1. omg I just want to inhale that! looks SO good! I love all your recipe ideas can't wait to try them out!

    p.s. I'll be thinking of you when running 1.75 miles tonight haha :)

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  2. I know the catch up feeling. I've been feeling like that for a week! And those look so yummy!! You always have your recipes presented so cute!

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  3. That looks so good! Seriously... Can I come to your next party? You are such a good homemaker..

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  4. I know exactly what you mean about trying to play catch up. My to do list is a mile long, and it seems like I just keep adding things instead of taking anything off. But then I look back on my day and can't actually say what I did with all my hours!

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  5. I remember thinking that I hoped you would post this after seeing the bday pics. Now I wish I wasn't counting calories for Vegas or I'd make it like NOW! :)

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  6. I may have to try this sometime. :-)

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  7. This looks like a really cute snack!
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  8. Not only does that sounds amazing and really simple...but those cups are adorable!!! I love banana pudding with nilla wafers!!!! :)

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  9. those are so pretty looking! and i'm sure they were delicious!!!

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  10. Yum! That looks delicious! I'm so making my own whipped cream! Thanks for the recipe!

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  11. Store bought whipped cream can't even compare to homemade! YUM!!! :)

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  12. oh that looks good... you keep posting these yummies and I have to make every single one of them! I have never had homemade whipped cream and I can't wait to try it!!!

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  13. Okay, so these look divine. Just divine :)

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