I was that kid who wanted a tiny slice of pie under a mountain of whipped cream. Fluffy, white, gooey, sweet deliciousness. Back then, I wasn’t particular about the brand or the type: Reddi-whip, Cool Whip, whatever! Drown me in it.
Since then, I’ve become much more moderate. I’ve also discovered that real whipped cream makes the difference between good pie and amazing pie. And it’s so simple and quick to make!
Real Whipped Cream
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
Whip just the cream (if you have a stand mixer, it is super easy) until it’s pretty stiff, and the cream holds the pattern of the beater. This is really your preference. Remember, though, that every day after you whip it, it will lose a bit of stiffness. So I like mine to be quite thick.
Once the cream is whipped, add powdered sugar and vanilla.
Now you’ll be spoiled and always want real whipped cream, but it’s ok. You know how to make it!
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