The Best Use for Your Stand Mixer
Yes, your stand mixer look beautiful on the kitchen counter, but maybe you’re like me and don’t use it nearly as much as you anticipated? We could make constant batches of cupcakes or pies, but that might not be the best idea. I found the solution: make whipped cream.
Seriously. Fresh whipped cream is more delicious than you could imagine, and having a stand mixer means preparation is ridiculously easy. I am constantly whipping up (haha) batches on the fly. Keep a jar of whipping cream in your fridge, and you’ll be surprised by how often you finding yourself using reaching for it.
There is no need to ever buy store-bought whipped cream if you have an electric mixer of any sort, but especially a stand mixer. You add three ingredients, turn the mixer on, walk away, and come back to a bowl of white heaven. Eat it with fruit, pancakes, hot cocoa, pudding, or by the spoon. You can even pipe it through a pastry bag for a nice shape!
Prep your mixer by cooling the metal bowl in the freezer for a few minutes.
Our three ingredients: whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla.
Attach wire whip.
Begin beating on medium until stiff peaks form.
You’re done! It’s that easy. Now eat it off the spoon or sample it with every item in your house. Store the rest in an airtight container in your refrigerator.
Fresh Whipped Cream
1 cup whipping cream
2 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Set metal mixing bowl in freezer to chill for a few minutes (though this doesn’t always happen in my house–I just don’t have room enough in my freezer!).
Add whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat on medium until stiff peaks form.
You can also spice it up if you want: add a couple tablespoons of a flavored liqueur, 1/2 teaspoon citrus peel, or 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder with 1 tablespoon of extra sugar.