Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Yield: 2 cups
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pour the cream into a well-chilled bowl and add the sugar and vanilla. Using an electric hand mixer or balloon whisk, beat the cream to the desired consistency. For soft peaks, the cream will be just thick enough to hold its shape in soft billows. For stiffly beaten cream, the beaters or whisk wires will leave distinct traces on the cream and stand in firm peaks when the beaters are lifted.
The cream can be whipped up to 1 day ahead, covered tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerated. If liquid separates from the cream, whip it again to incorporate the liquid.
MAINE RECIPES > DESSERTS > OLD FASHIONED WHIPPED CREAM
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When summer finally arrives, Mainers reach for their best recipe for whipped cream to accompany their favorite summer desserts like strawberry shortcake, blueberry pie & hot ginger bread. Dig out your best summer dessert recipes, and top the finished baked goods with this good old-fashioned whipped cream recipe from Maine!