I’d like to welcome you to the start of Whipping Cream Week. I’m participating in a contest involving real cream which got me to thinking. I buy a big thing of real cream, aka heavy cream, aka whipping cream, at the store and it costs a good pile of dough. Then I use a little bit of it and then forget I have it. I use it up like mad in summer when I am constantly making ice cream. Yet winter months I tend to buy it and forget it is in the fridge. So I decided if I do this, there must be lots of other people who do this as well. Then it occurred to me that giving you some recipes to use up your whipping cream would be a good thing.
I love a good thing.
Good things make me happy. It makes me happy to help folks out. That’s me, I’m a giver. Except when it comes to Turtles. Then you need to get your own!
So this week is devoted to whipping cream. You will see posts involving it today, Thursday, Friday and if all goes well Saturday too. You’re welcome.
And just for the record if anyone gets the notion to pull a Varsity Blues please exit to the rear of the building. There are children here people. Seriously!
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup mixed frozen berries OR 1 tablespoon Summer Berry Fruit Dip Mix
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 package of chocolate mousse (you could make your own, I cheated)
- 1½ to 2 cups Frozen Mixed Berries, thawed and divided
- In a stand mixer, or hand mixer, whisk the heavy cream on low till it stops splashing around, takes about a minute or so.
- Then turn it up to high gradually and let it whip until fluffy.
- Set aside a little bit of plain whipping cream for garnish if desired.
- Add either berries or fruit dip mix. Fold in by hand or whip in mixer on low until just incorporated.
- Transfer to a piping bag. You can also spoon in it but it will be messier.
- Add the heavy cream and mousse mix together. Whip until light and fluffy.
- Transfer to a piping bag.
- Pipe in half the mousse into each glass.
- Add ½ of the berries.
- Add ½ the mixed berry whipping cream.
- Pipe in remaining mousse.
- Add another ⅓ of the berries.
- Pipe in the remaining mixed berry whipping cream.
- Top with plain whipping cream if desired.
- Top with the rest of the fruit.
- Pop them in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
- Serve with a big old berry smile!
These take about 15 minutes to make tops but you would think they took all day long. They are that good. I love adding unusual things to perk up whipped cream. Hope this inspires you to do the same.
Keep coming back for more of Whipping Cream Week. If you get a chance swing by Anyday Magic to see my recipe for Simple Black Forest Parfaits.
Toodles and smoochies! xx