When I was a kid and we had Redi Whip in our fridge, I would always try to sneak into the kitchen to spray some directly into my mouth without my parents knowing (this was extremely forbidden). I’d tip toe downstairs into a dark kitchen, quietly open the door, and pop the cap off. Then I would squirt the whipped cream into my mouth. Inevitably, someone would hear the pressure from the can, and I would laugh and flee back upstairs before my diet choices could be judged.
Well, all these years later not much has changed. I still love to eat whipped cream directly from the bottle, but now that I have my own apartment, I don’t have to hide it. I can stand out on my balcony for the world to see and eat my whipped cream. Because, if anything, I am an adult!
Now, I still love Redi Whip and Cool Whip, but there is nothing like homemade whipped cream. And it’s really easy with only two ingredients and quick (especially if you have a hand mixer). And yes, I did eat this whipped cream straight from this bowl.
HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM
From Cinnamon Freud
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream until soft peaks begin to form. This takes 1-2 minutes with a hand mixer or 4-5 minutes by hand. Be careful when beating cream not to spill over the sides of the bowl. Start on a lowest speed and increase to highest speed to ensure you don’t spill the cream.
Add powdered sugar. Beat until peaks stiffen (it will look like whipped cream basically!), about 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to overbeat.
Serve on pie, sundaes, or eat straight with a spoon.
Makes about 1 cup whipped cream.