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How To Whip Cream

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Nothing can replace the taste and creaminess of real whipped cream. I have a friend who is always ready to whip up a bowl of cream. She only believes in the "real stuff". No artificial whipped toppings for her.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: less than 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Begin with thoroughly chilled cream.
  2. Chill mixing bowl and beaters.
  3. Whip the cream on medium speed.
  4. Add sugar (2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup granulated) and any flavorings while whipping cream.
  5. Cream is whipped when soft peaks form.
  6. For vanilla-flavored whipped cream, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  7. For a chocolate flavor add 2 tablespoons cocoa with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  8. For coffee-flavored cream add 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules and 2 tablespoons sugar.
  9. One teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of your favorite liquor and liqueur flavors work as well.

Tips:

  1. Use cream that has either a 36 to 40 percent milk-fat content (heavy cream) or 30 to 36 percent (light whipping cream).
  2. Don't over-whip the cream. It turns to butter.
  3. Sweeten whipped cream to taste, and depending on what it accompanies.

What You Need

  • Heavy or Whipping Cream
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowl
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