How to Make Your Own Whipped Topping
The Mr. asked while enjoying waffles this past Saturday morning if I had shared my whipped topping on my blog yet, which made me realize I haven't! This is something I remember one of my grandma's doing ALL the time and it is SO simple. Due to the simplicity of the process for making your own whipped topping, I have just assumed most people do this already. However, if this reaches one person who hasn't already tried this ... it will be worth posting!
If you have a stand mixer it makes this even easier but a simple hand mixer will do the job just as good and you will get a small arm workout in the process ;). A step that will help with either type of mixer is chilling your bowl (metal is preferred) and whisk attachment in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. This just helps speed up the whipping process by keeping the cream colder longer.
Homemade Whipped Topping
1 pint (2 cups or 16 ounces) heavy whipping cream
1/4 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar (I usually just eyeball this, it's all based off preference)
Pour heavy whipping cream into chilled bowl. Whisk gradually working your way up to high speed. Whisk on high until thick and peaks can be formed. Reduce speed to low and gradually add powdered sugar. Scrape down sides and whisk to incorporate.
Now it's time to enjoy ... on your waffles or pancake, in your coffee (my favorite), a top your favorite ice cream, you name it! It's simply sweetened cream and delicious.
Be sure to check out my fruit topping to go with these waffles!
Cost Comparison: $1.89 (Aldi) for approximately 16 ounces of whipped topping VS. $2 for 6.5 ounces Reddi Whip (Meijer)
Today's Question: What's your favorite use for whipped topping?