Tired of just “meh” whipped cream? You don’t want to miss these two secrets to making amazing whipped cream!
Okay, there are TWO secrets. And I’m going to give them to you in this delicious recipe. But first, I’ve got to talk a little bit about an obsession we’ve been having in our house lately.
Hot chocolate is kind of a big deal in our family.
We introduced it to Jack a few months ago, and he’s a big fan. He’s always asking when we can have it again. It’s always a special treat for him when we announce that we’ve made him a cup. Even if we merely suggest the idea of hot chocolate, he can hardly stand the anticipation of waiting.
But you want to know what the secret to amazing whipped cream is?
Two things – a wired whisk and vanilla bean paste.
I promise, these two things will take your whipped cream from yummy to out-of-this-world DELICIOUS. If you’ve never had vanilla bean paste, you are missing out. Go buy some now (Amazon usually has the best prices). I much prefer it over vanilla extract!
The whisk takes time to make it with. You certainly can use a hand mixer, but I feel like the wired whisk helps keep it fluffier. It’s well-worth the effort in my opinion.
Amazing Whipped Cream
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons white table sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (to make it even easier, place a metal bowl in the freezer for about an hour beforehand.)
- Using a whisk, whipped the cream for about five minutes, or until stiff peaks start to form.
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
I personally prefer confectioners sugar, and maybe a tablespoon to a pint.
I will have to try the paste though.
I have heard that confectioners sugar is great – I need to try that!
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
Oh my goodness, yummy to all the things! We have a Keurig in storage and seeing that Starbucks has hot cocoa cups just got me all excited to get it out and use it! Yummmmy! And I’ve never tried vanilla bean paste, but I think you may have sold me on the idea!!
I love hot chocolate!