Strawberry Shortcake screams summer to me but making homemade whip cream, I couldn’t think of a better dessert to use it with than a strawberry shortcake. This whole dessert from start to finish only took about 15 minutes! In my house strawberries are a huge hit, I mean they are so delicious and add a colorful element to any dessert. One reason I was excited to be making homemade whip cream is knowing all the ingredients (3), how much longer it stays fluffy & delicious and how quick it is to make. Shopping for the heavy whipping cream took longer than making it, I didn’t have any more in the house so off to Food Lion I went!!
I started with putting my mixing bowl in the freezer, you don’t have to do this but I feel like it helps maintain the life of the whipped cream as well keeping it cold and fluffy. I used the Food Lion brand Heavy Whipping Cream, power sugar and McCormick’s Vanilla Extract….and that is it!!! To make the shortcake I cut up a pint of strawberries, in all sizes and I used Angel Food Cake vs a pound cake because of how light angel food cakes are, it pairs nicely with the homemade whip cream. Can you believe only 5 ingredients for this whole dessert?! No worrying about all the extras in store bought whip cream, who wants Corn Syrup or hydrogenated vegetable oil in their whip cream. If you have never tried making your own whip cream be prepared to be amazed just how quick and easy it is, you will never want to buy whip cream from any store again.
I enlisted this cutie to help prepare dessert for everyone, and she was excited to help and even more excited to taste test!
Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Whip Cream
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
2-3 Tablespoons Powder Sugar
3 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Pint of Strawberries (more the better)
Angel Food (from scratch or store bought. For this recipe I used store-bought)
Let’s get ready to whip!
Pull the cold mixing bowl out of the freezer (skip this step if needed) and add the heavy whipping cream, begin mixing on Low Speed, then slowly add the powder sugar and vanilla. You will begin seeing the whipped cream stiffen and begin to look like a white cloud….this is what you want. I had my mini helper taste test once it was done, she loved that job. You may need more vanilla if so add it only by the teaspoon, whip and then taste test again.
After rinsing the strawberries off I cut them into all different sizes and set them aside. With the angel food, I diced the cake into thick chunks and added them to the bowls first. Next, add the diced strawberries and top with your HOMEMADE WHIP CREAM….we added a couple of strawberries on top (can never have enough, right?!). Lastly,
And that is it!
You just made whip cream, how easy was that?! This will surely be a big hit in your house with your friends and family! Let me know how you liked it below.
What other desserts do you top off with Whip Cream? Next, my girls want to make colorful whip cream…..anyone else try that? Does it work?