After lunch today I got a strong craving to have some whipped cream with my strawberries. Thankfully, I actually had some whipping cream in my refrigerator, so I grabbed my Kitchen Aid and made my craving a reality!
I also had my beautiful assistant observing and helping out. Probably just making sure I did it right. She’s a know-it-all…must of gotten it from her daddy *cough*….ok it was me. I was that annoying little kid telling everyone what I learned on Animal Planet that day, because obviously everyone wants to know about this type of wasp that kills tarantulas and lays its eggs on the dead tarantula so its young can feed from it. What?! Boy, I bet that put you in the mood for some food. Back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Quick and Easy Whipped Cream
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 tbsp granulated sugar
I put the whisk attachment onto my Kitchen Aid and added 2 cups of heavy whipping cream to the bowl. Izzy poured the first cup and then offered to let me do the second cup. She said she would share with me. ?
Tip: Chill your metal bowl and whisk attachment (or beaters for a hand mixer) in the freezer for 15 minutes to help your cream whip up faster)
Begin whipping the heck out of your cream. It’s going to take a bit, so get a coke and some popcorn. Not really, I just get bored standing there watching it. I know, that’s lame. Thankfully I’ve got my Kitchen Aid which makes this so much faster, but it can be done with a hand mixer. It just takes a bit longer. Boo.
After your cream begins to thicken up and actually look like whipped cream, add 5 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and whip it some more. I liked the sweetness with 5 tablespoons, but add a tablespoon at a time to achieve the desired level of sweetness that you prefer.
Izzy was in charge of the sugar in this case. Check that concentration out. This is really quite a good recipe to do to get your kids involved in the kitchen with you. The measurements don’t have to be exact, so it’s very kid-friendly. I love having Izzy and Lailah help me out. At 2, Lailah doesn’t do much besides watch, but she still loves to be involved.
Once you’ve sweetened the whipped cream to your preference it is ready to serve! All in all, it took me about 10 minutes to get it ready. Not too shabby.
Here’s my way to make anything look more appealing to my children: sprinkles. It’s the magic fairy dust that will make them try practically anything. Perhaps I should invest in some edible glitter and put it on any new food I’m trying to get them to eat…I might be on to something here. I have found that they are more willing to eat new things if I have them in the kitchen with me while I am preparing their food. I think if they see what goes in it and feel like they had a big part in its creation, they are excited to eat it.
I hope y’all are having a wonderful Sunday and have a great rest of the week! Talk to you soon!