Why would you ever buy whipped cream in a can? Home made whipped cream is incredibly easy to make and tastes a million times better than what you find in a can. Really the only reason to ever buy the canned kind is to recreate a scene from a certain movie about high school football in Texas (Mom and Granny, I am referring to the movie Varsity Blues).
Home made whipped cream involves heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. That and about 10 minutes is all you need.
-1 cup heavy whipping cream
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar
You will also need a COLD mixing bowl and whisk attachment or beaters. The temperature of the bowl and mixing device is very important. A cold bowl and beaters/whisk attachment will yield much better results when creating the whipped cream. Put the bowl and beaters/whisk attachment in the freezer for a few minutes before using.
Beat the heavy whipping cream on medium speed for a few minutes until in starts to form soft peaks. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar, and continue to beat until stiff peaks are formed.
That is all there is to it! There are hundreds of variations that you can make for this basic recipe( add chocolate, orange flavor, lemon flavor, almond, mint… ). I am going to be using variations of whipped cream in the future, so be sure to stay tuned.