Everyone appreciates a good meal, but we don’t always have the time or skill to bring the flavors we dream of to each dish.
But there’s hope. It doesn’t matter if you are a star baker or if you use your kitchen purely to house utensils for takeout. Simple, quick recipes to upgrade your meals are an asset for all food lovers.
One of the easiest, most versatile ways to upgrade meals is through whipped cream, and not only the type that you can buy in a spray can. All it requires is a few ingredients and a hand mixer.
Whipped cream is created by beating air into cream to create a firmer shape. It is available in a range of flavors and textures. It tops a thick milkshake or a cool pie. You can even combine whip cream with yogurt for a thicker, tangier result. Whether you like whipped topping from a can or from a homemade batch, it’s a light dairy treat that brings joy whenever it’s included.
Combine heavy whipping cream, sugar, and a flavoring like vanilla extract in a mixing bowl, beating with a mixer until peaks form. Whip longer for larger peaks if you need the whipped cream to keep its shape for a long period.
This Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream is great as a dollop on your hot chocolate, a topping for a cake, or a dip for a snack of fruit, but that’s not the only sweet flavor you can use. Whipped cream can have many sweet flavors, like strawberry for peanut butter milkshakes, maple for pancakes, or lemon for a frosted lemonade.
Though we often think of whipped cream as a sweet treat, whipped cream can be savory. Blended with spices, savory whipped cream can top your entrée of salmon or side of soup. For coffee lovers, imagine a coffee-flavored whipped cream to bring your favorite rich flavors to more than your morning pick-me-up. The possibilities only end with your creativity.
When you eat dinner tonight, sweet or savory, add a dollop of whipped cream to see how it changes mealtimes. You may never go back.