Ordinarily, whipped cream could be considered as one of those “Catch 22” type of products…it is sweet, creamy, fluffy and incredibly tasty, but it isn’t exactly the healthiest of creams to consume for those of us trying to get that bikini body (or swim-trunk body) ready for the quickly approaching Summer season. That is, until now!
Yes, commercially produced and synthetic whipped cream brands are (and probably always will be) full of fattening and unhealthy ingredients galore. High Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Flavor, Xanthan Gum, and Guar Gum are only a few of the terrible ingredients found in the most commonly known whipped cream products. These ingredients will no doubt crush your ambitions toward that bikini body. They are synthetic, unhealthy, and will have detrimental effects on the human body.
But, the whipped cream you will find in this article is actually quite the opposite. I know that making anything from scratch sounds like a lot of work, especially when you’re just returning from a long day at work. However, this recipe is literally the simplest recipe I have ever made and it only takes about 2 minutes to whip up (no pun intended). It is fantastic on another dessert such as strawberry shortcake (as pictured above), on top of fruit, or alone (yes, it’s that good!). All you need is three ingredients, a whisk or whisk attachment for your Kitchen-Aid mixer, and two minutes to spare.
All instructions on how to make your own healthy version of whipped cream can be found below. I hope you all enjoy this simple, yet delicious recipe! As always, Bon Appétit!
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Place all ingredients in bowl and mix on high until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes if using a Kitchen Aid mixer. This process may take a bit longer if whipping by hand.
- Once stiff peaks form, transfer to another bowl for proper storage in the refrigerator.
- If you have any left over to be stored, please note that the whipped cream should only kept for a maximum of three days if the proper "whipped" texture is to be retained. I recommend making a new batch after this time period has elapsed.
***Side Note: If you would like to make a larger batch of whipped cream than is instructed in the recipe above, doubling or tripling the ingredients will still produce a product with the proper texture and flavor. Enjoy!
Whipped Cream Ingredients: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/coolwhip/products.aspx
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