Homemade Whipped Cream

Stop wasting your calorie intake with that processed crap they call whipped cream from the store. Make your own!

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 tbsp sugar

splash of champs

The splash of champs is optional, if you don’t want to open a bottle, but seriously, who doesn’t want to have a reason to open a bottle of champs at any given time??

There are lots of contraptions to make whipped cream at home with. Some are more work than others.

 

Mason Jar Method (easy):

put a mason jar & lid in the freezer for about 15 minutes

take the mason jar & lid out of the freezer and add the heavy whipping cream and sugar to the mason jar and close

shake vigorously, until the liquid thickens, about 5 minutes

fold in the champs afterwards, since the bubbles and pressure of the mason jar won’t do so well together

 

Traditional Method (annoying):

put a metal bowl and a metal whisk in the freezer for about 15 minutes

vigorously mix the heavy whipping cream and sugar until it stiff peaks form - which basically means that it looks like a mountain peak on the end of your whisk when you pull it out

this takes a lot of arm strength, so we usually have 2 people do the whipping in my house.

Fold in the champs at the end

 

Mixer Method (easy, but tools required):

I’m sure any pastry chef would admonish my use of a mixer for whipped cream, but seriously, it’s really hard work and I can’t taste the difference! Sorry to break it to ya folks, but my kitchen is not a michelin starred restaurant, so I’m gonna break some rules. A stand mixer or hand mixer both work

Freeze the metal bowl and whisk head attachment from your stand mixer, or freeze any metal mixing bowl along with the heads to your hand mixer

Pour in the heavy whipping cream and sugar and mix it up

Fold in some champs at the end

 

If you need to, you can make whipped cream up to 10 hours before and store in an airtight container in the fridge, just re-whip it for about 15 seconds when you pull it out. But freshly whipped does taste better :) 

And, voila! You’ve got yourself a treat worth having!

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