Well-Stocked Kitchen = Trouble

August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Have I mentioned my serious sweet tooth? It constantly undermines any attempt at eating heathy.  Case and point, tonight, we had salad and oven-baked salmon for dinner. Delicious and healthy, right? 

But then 9:00 pm rolled around and the world conspired against me:

Well-stock fridge + dessert craving = blueberries with fresh whipped cream

And then, I made things worse by bringing someone down with me because I made enough to share.  But really, can you blame me? There was half a big carton of heavy whipping cream (leftover from making ice cream) and fresh (local, organic) blueberries and only one natural conclusion to draw.

Here is a basic Whipped Cream recipe:

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-2 tablespoons of sugar

Just pour the heavy cream into a mixing bowl and whip with a hand (electric)* mixer until peaks form.  Add the sugar and vanilla continue mixing until the peaks stiffen.  Stop beating before it gets lumpy. If you want to step it up a notch, add a flavored liqueur, like Kahlua, Bailey’s or Cointreau, about 1-1 1/2 tablespoons per cup of unwhipped cream.

*If you want to cancel out all the calories you’re about to consume, by all means use a whisk and some arm power.  But do anticipate that you’ll need to avoid using your dominant arm for at least a day or two after hand beating whipping cream.

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