Vanilla whipped cream, also called vanilla Chantilly cream, is the perfect topping to a dessert, ice cream or even a coffee drink.
Alternatives & Thoughts:
- Don’t let not having an electric mixer get in the way of making vanilla whipped cream – just use a good whisk and your arm – that’s what I used to do before I had a mixer! It makes you stronger and then you get to enjoy vanilla whipped cream, yum!
- I use organic whenever possible, I find that it tastes better, I know it’s generally more expensive to buy organic but also it doesn’t have hormones, antibiotics or toxic pesticides in it which is a good thing. For this recipe, I used Stonyfield Organic Heavy Whipping Cream.
- The sugar can be omitted, this would make sense to do if you don’t want the sugar for health reasons or if you are pairing the whipped cream with a sweet dessert and you think it might be too much sweetness.
- Regular sugar can be substituted for the confectioner’s sugar
- The vanilla extract can be omitted or you can use another type of extract. I used Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract.
- The cream of tartar can be omitted, it is not necessary to have but I find (after making this recipe countless times) the cream of tartar to be a useful stabilizer for the vanilla whipped cream, especially if I am making it a day ahead and/or do not want any possibility of the mixture becoming runny for whatever reason (ex. a hot day). I think of it as my vanilla whipped cream “assurance”. Yes, I could always just re-whip it if it gets runny but why would I want to if I don’t have to? I used McCormick Cream of Tartar.
- This can also be made in different amounts, just make sure you keep the ratios of the sugar, extract & heavy whipping cream the same if you are increasing/decreasing amounts.
Best Wishes and Happy Vanilla Whipped Cream-making!
- 1 pint (437ml or 2 cups) of organic heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Put the metal mixing bowl from your stand mixer in the freezer for at least 10-15 minutes.
- Using your stand mixer, mix cream, sugar, vanilla extract and cream of tartar on medium-high until stiff peaks form, this should only take a few minutes.
- Serve with your favorite dessert and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.
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