I love making this with my kids. Homemade Whipped Cream is simple and wholesome treat. We use this recipe to spruce up a favorite fruit, and turn it into dessert.
We’re Trying the French Way of Eating
The French love their desserts, but they’re also known for being thin and the number of obese people are far less than Americans. Really it’s no comparison, so what is the French Secret? There is no snacking in France. Only school aged children are given a snack at a designated time of day and it’s to be eaten at the table. Think about it, if you don’t snack all day long, wouldn’t you be able to justify a little dessert?
There’s more to the French Secret, though, I’ll share it with you in a later post!
Is Homemade Whipped Cream a Dessert?
It’s up to you to decide what constitutes a dessert and what doesn’t. In our home, we really don’t love giving the kids (nor ourselves) too much sugar. And there is sugar everywhere… even in the healthy foods. Dessert in France can range from chocolate to yogurt to cake and ice cream. So we decided to keep dessert simple most nights, adding a little homemade whipped cream to fruit. Bon Appetit!
Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe
Tools You May Need:
Egg Beaters or Stand Up Mixer
1/2 pint Whipping Cream
2 Tbsp Sugar
Pour the Whipping Cream and the sugar into a mixing bowl.
Using your stand up mixer with the egg beater attachment or your egg beaters start beating the cream and sugar mix.
Mix until you see soft peaks. (approximately
Place all your ingredients into a mason jar and shake. It takes a couple of minutes, but essentially you shake until you can’t hear the liquid shake anymore.
Kids love this! Shake too long and you’ll be making butter, which is also fun. Though you probably don’t want sugar butter.