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Making flavored whipped cream at home is so simple you'll wonder why you ever used store-bought
My homemade flavored whipped cream is always a big hit — everyone gushes about how amazing I am in the kitchen when they taste it. My secret? Homemade flavored whipped cream isn't really that hard.
It only takes about five minutes, and if you can operate a stand or hand mixer and dump ingredients into a bowl, you're pretty much set.
Homemade whipped cream tips
Feel the need for speed? Your whipped cream will come together faster if you freeze the bowl and beaters you'll be using for at least half an hour. Make sure the heavy cream is also fresh from the fridge.
Need to stabilize your whipped cream so it doesn't melt or deflate as fast? Stabilize it with 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar per cup of cream.
Don't know what a stiff peak is? Stiff peaks hold their shape (unlike soft peaks) and stand straight up without curling over (unlike medium peaks) when you lift the beater.
Whipped cream will last about 10 hours in the fridge, so you can make it ahead. Just give it another good whisk for 10 or 20 seconds.
If any ingredients need to be folded in, do it at the last minute. That way, if you have to refresh your whipped cream, you can.