Monday, July 23, 2012

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




Last week, when I finally triumphed over Gluten Free Pancakes, I wanted to make them extra special. I had fresh raspberries in the refrigerator and I decided to whip some cream for a special treat. Subtly sweet, richly vanilla flavored and slightly melted into the fluffy pancakes: this was an immediate favorite pancake topping for the whole family. I'm trying to talk myself out of making more tonight. My youngest called it "ice cream" and we all thought the flavor was a perfect match for our favorite Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
(printable recipe)

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 vanilla bean
1 slightly heaped tablespoon powdered sugar

Place a large metal bowl and the beater for your mixer in the freezer for at least 20 minutes. Using a small paring knife, split the vanilla bean lengthwise. Use the tip of the knife to scrape the seeds from both sides of the bean. (Do not throw away the pods! They can be used to make extract or flavored sugars.)

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream, vanilla seeds and powdered sugar. Set your mixer to medium (with the whisk attachment for a kitchenaid, or regular beaters for a standard mixer) and whip the cream just until peaks form. If you whisk it too long, the mixture will turn to butter (with this recipe, you'd be left with a strange sweet vanilla butter, but butter nonetheless). Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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8 comments:

  1. What a great finish to those perfect looking pancakes! Homemade whipped cream is the only way to go.

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  2. There is truly no other way to make whipped cream than with vanilla beans!!!

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  3. What a great idea! I bet that was a great bite of deliciousness!

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  4. Breakfast is my favorite meal, this looks so amazing!

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  5. My kids won't eat anything except real, fresh whipped cream. My mother in law was shocked by my dearly beloved's refusal to eat her redi-whip about 6 months after we were married; he told her he'd discovered real whipped cream and she could keep her canned crap. A little harsh, but that's how great the difference is!

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  6. I am so excited to try! I am ready to throw out store bought whipped cream...As they say, there is no going back, once you go homemade. A must try! Thanks!

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  7. I love homemade whipped cream in just about every flavor. Vanilla bean is at the top! Yum!

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  8. Absolutely love this! I included a link to you in my Vanilla Bean Roundup post! Thanks for the recipe!

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