It’s Whipped Cream Day! Who knew? I’m not sure who comes up with all these special “Days,” but Whipped Cream Day is based on the Reddi-Whip founder, Aaron Lapin. Well, this is what an internet search revealed so you know it must be true)))
Whipped cream is one of our favorite sweet things to have on hand. Nothing beats fresh fruit for dessert with a dollop of whipped cream, and if it’s homemade, it’s that much better!
One of the reasons I make a batch of whipped cream so frequently is because my grandchildren discovered that they liked it when they were small. I ran across an old post that I had done on Trendy Tree dating back to 2010. That was a while ago! The images aren’t so good, I’m glad my photography skills have improved, but you get the picture.
These kiddos are now 13, 18, and 20, and their great-granddaddy just passed away last year at 98. I love the pic of Maggie pouring iced tea for him. Wish the image was better.
All you need are two things – heavy whipping cream and confectioners sugar. You can buy it in a 16-oz or 32-oz size. I usually go ahead with the 32-oz size because it will store well tightly covered in the refrigerator for several days.
All you have to do is whip the cream in a mixer. I use a stand mixer but it really was amazing to see how much better the results were using my Kitchenaid stand mixer versus my old stand mixer. Not even sure what the brand of the old one was. I thought it did a pretty good job until I got the Kitchenaid for Christmas one year.
You can find a link in my Amazon store for one similar. It’s right over on the right sidebar. Great piece of kitchen equipment!
Anway beat the whipping cream until light and fluffy and it holds a stiff peak. Add confectioners sugar gradually and continue to whip.
If I’m using the 32-oz size I start with about 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar and add a little more as needed for the amount of sweetness desired.
If you’re looking to cut calories or carbs, Swerve Confectioners Sugar is a perfect substitute. My husband is diabetic, so we’re always looking out for ways that we can reduce carbs. Swerve has been the best product for an artificial sweetener that I have found. It’s available in granulated, confectioner, and brown sugar forms. I keep all three types in my pantry. You can find Swerve products at Walmart too! I’ll add the Swerve links to my Amazon store too!
Whipped cream or “whupped” cream as the kids called it when they were little, adds a magic touch to jello, puddings, fruit, cobblers, and brownies. You name it! It goes with almost anything that isn’t vegetable or protein!
Enjoy Whipped Cream Day with a dollop, whether it is homemade or right out of the can. We do that too!
Looking for a keepsake Christmas ornament for a whipped cream lover? Well here’s one from Trendy Tree. It’s made in Germany by the Inge-Glas people. It’s mouth-blown and hand-painted.