There’s nothing better than real whipped cream to top your favorite dessert or added to fresh or frozen fruit—a favorite at our house.
This recipe uses a touch of vanilla and local grass fed cream. If you can’t find a good local dairy that offers grass fed cream in your stores, Organic Valley does have a grass fed cream that I will use on occasion. Like most cream that comes from large manufacturers, Organic Valley adds gellan gum, an anti-settling agent, thickener and stabilizer to their cream. It’s not a necessary additive and cream that contains it doesn’t whip up as nicely as pure whipping cream.
Adding any kind of sugar to whipped cream isn’t really necessary, however my kids prefer it with a touch of pure maple syrup added for sweetness.
12 oz. local grass fed cream
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 – 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (optional)
Pour cream, vanilla, and optional maple syrup into a medium bowl and whisk on high speed until medium peaks form, about 1 minute. Do not over beat.