There is something irresistible about fluffy peaks of fresh whipped cream! Neither little nor big fingers can help but dip into the yummy goodness for a bite. It is simple, luxurious and delicious. When added to a regular old treat, whipped cream makes it extraordinary. That morning cup of coffee topped with a little bit of fresh whipped cream? Oh yeah… it becomes bliss in a cup. I’m just saying! Whipped cream can be used to top apple pie, peppermint hot cocoa, salted caramel mocha fauxccino, fresh fruit or just about anything else.
I used to think that whipped cream only came in a container from the store. Boy was I wrong! One weekend my siblings and I stayed at my best friend’s house so all of our parents could go away for a few days. Her Grandma Ruby brought homemade pie. Before we ate her Grandma did something I had never seen before: she poured cream into a bowl and started whipping it with the electric mixer. I remember standing amazed as the cream whipped into fluffy perfection. It was so good!
Upon moving to Mexico, I was surprised to find out that stores in our area don’t carry heavy cream; the only “cream” available is sour cream or a fake pastry whip. No thank you! About four years ago when I first started drinking raw milk from a nearby dairy, I was delighted to find thick cream floating on the top. Now any time I bring milk home, my girls are excited to see me skim the cream off. They know that a tasty treat like whipped cream or ice cream will be made within a few days!
My girls love cleaning out the bowl for me, and I’m sure your kids will, too! You could substitute raw honey, but we prefer the taste of the maple syrup. You could also swap the vanilla extract and stevia for vanilla stevia (aff.link).
Homemade Raw Whipped Cream
1 pint of raw cream (or heavy cream)
2 tsp vanilla extract
10 drops of liquid stevia (or 1 TBS maple syrup)
1. Add all the ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl. Beat on high until fluffy, stiff peaks are formed. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
2. Serve immediately or keep in a covered glass container in the refrigerator.
Blessings, Katie Mae at Nourishing Simplicity