Tuesday, October 4, 2011

homemade whip cream

First, never read cookbooks late at night. It's bad news.

While sifting through borrowed Donna Hay cookbooks, my stomach quickly  decided dinner wasn't enough. Rather than committing to cookies or a larger dessert project, I cut up a banana, topped it with peanut butter and homemade whip cream, pretty simple. And seriously, really good. I'm not sure why we sell whip cream in stores. I mean, I do, but it's definitely better homemade.

Whip cream is really easy to make with an immersion blender (must-have registry item, I think). I use this little guy for everything: soups, salsa, whip cream, guacamole. I have friends who use it to make baby food. Whatever they're eating, they just blend it and serve. It's an investment, and easier to store than a food processor.

Homemade Whip Cream
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon of sugar (more or less to your preference)

Mix until cream makes stiff peaks.

For dessert, it isn't that unhealthy other than the fat in the heavy cream and two teaspoons of sugar, but still filled with potassium and protein. What's your go-to quick dessert? 


  1. Beautiful and delicious, Emilie!
    Now you're making me want to make this whipped cream and just eat it plain.

    Late night snack cravings are the best and worst!
    So I'll just suffice with some frozen blueberries tonight.


  2. girl, whip cream goes GREAT with fruit. add it to those blueberries.