Give up the cool whip, ’cause whipped cream is super easy to make at home. If you’ve got heavy whipping cream and a little powdered sugar, you can whip up your own topping –and if you’ve got some leftover biscuits, then you’re just one step away from a fantastic dessert –that one step being fresh fruit– ideally strawberries; Biscuits topped with strawberries and homemade whipped cream make a helluva tasty treat!
Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM
½ to 1 tsp VANILLA EXTRACT (to taste, really…it’s semi-optional, but do it)
1 Tbsp POWDERED SUGAR
Homemade whipped Cream is best made in a chilled, metal bowl–and if you’re using a hand mixer–chill the mixing paddles as well! –for scientific reasons involving temperature transference and passive ambient cooling, chilling these tools will assist in the “whippification”.
Into the chilled bowl, add cream.
Using a smoothie or hand mixer–or even a hand whisk!–whip the cream until it begins to thicken (but before it begins to peak). Once the cream begins to thicken, add in the powdered sugar and the vanilla.
Continue whipping until the cream thickens and forms “peaks”, i.e., turns into whipped cream.
At this point, it’s ready to use (if you refrigerate the topping, the cream will eventually break down and have to be re-whipped).
Strawberry Biscuit Dessert Directions:
We like to pair this whipped topping with leftover biscuits to create a faux strawberry shortcake:
Take 1lb. of fresh strawberries and slice them into a bowl, add 1 to 2 Tbsp Sugar and mix. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight.
Slice biscuits in half and toast under a broiler.
Spoon the chilled strawberries over the toasted biscuits and top with homemade whipped topping.
Boom. It’s perfecto.
Give this homemade whipped Cream and strawberry biscuit dessert recipe a go and let me know what you think, and bon appétit!
And for a quick biscuit tutorial, check out the Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe.