Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Whip Cream

Strawberry Shortcake

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?


Quick and Easy at Home Starbuck’s Pink Drink

We live in a relatively  small city, compared to  where I grew up, and with that being said I grew up with Dunkin Donuts trying  Starbucks was definitely out of my comfort zone but boy after I tried their famous secret menu drink the Pink Drink I am so glad I did. Prior to trying the Pink Drink I had only been to Starbucks 4 other times and had only tried their Vanilla Bean Frappe. I began seeing this “pink drink” all over my Facebook newsfeed over and over everyday all day long, to the point where the Pink Drink was taking over all the political post. While in Target (ours has a Starbucks inside…Does yours?) I decide to give it a try. At first I stumbled all over trying to order it…I thought you just order it by the name “I will take a large Pink Drink, please” 1st off LARGE is not a size at Starbucks…Short, Tall, Grande, Venti, and Trenta  2ndly I needed to order the drink by asking for a Strawberry Acai Refresher with Coconut Milk instead water.

Pink Drink 8  Pink Drink 7Does that not look so delicious and scream summer !

Sharing is the hardest part. The tie for the hardest part when you are left with an empty cup is the sad feeling when you have an EMPTY CUP ;)! Now you can make your own at home! It is so tasty and to me taste even better. I have been using fresh strawberries and then eating them after the drink is gone. I found all the ingredients at Walmart.

Pink Drink 1

 1. Use a 1/2 pack of the Lipton Strawberry Acai Tea (I found it in the aisle as the coffee & tea is in. You can order it on Amazon by clicking on Lipton above) 

2. Soy Delicious Coconut Milk Unsweetened (I found ours in the juice aisle where the dry and shelf milk is located) I like to put mine in the fridge before making my drinks will need 1/2 Cup

3. Ice Cold Water 1/2 Cup

4. Ice 1 Cup

5. Fresh Strawberries Slices 1/2 Cup

Whip Cream

In your tall cup add the Lipton tea mix and the water, stir until completely dissolved, then add the Coconut milk, ice and strawberries and stir. My kids like to top theirs off with whip cream! Any ENJOY!!!

Pink Drink 2 Pink Drink 5

In less than five minutes, $6  and about 45 calories each I was able to make 5 Pink Drinks at home. Since making them at home I’ve only gotten 2 at a Starbucks and that was while in a different city. You can play around with how much or little you want of the water and Coconut milk. You can buy freeze-dried strawberries and add them vs fresh strawberries.

Come back and let me know how you enjoy yours when you made it and did you use fresh or freeze-dried strawberries? Did you top yours with whip cream? My girls’ even like to add pink sprinkles on top of their whip cream!

Pink Drink 9

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Homemade Churros, YUMMY!!

This was a 2 man, sticky, fun and easy job! YUMMY is the keyword in the title. I mean how could they not be… have cinnamon, sugar, and dough, Here is how we made the not so normal looking churros.

3 1/4 cup of Bisquick

2-3 inches of oil in a 3-quart saucepan

Cinnamon/Sugar McCormick Mix


Heat the oil on medium to high heat until it is 375 degrees. I don’t have a piping bag so I used a sandwich bag and snipped the corner off and squeezed the dough out from there. When it got too long or too thick I used clean kitchen scissors to cut it loose into the oil. Once the dough is in the oil, it only takes a minute or two on each side until golden brown and done. Remove quickly onto the plate of cinnamon/sugar and roll around until completely covered. Once all dough is made and covered in cinnamon/sugar now is the best part….EAT AND ENJOY!!!

Have you made Churros before, any tips for our next time?