So before we get to the recipe for making your own whipped cream, I have a couple bits of news for you!
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Ok now that we are past that, let’s move on to the real reason for this post – the homemade whipped cream!
Now you know I love me some Cool Whip. I’ve only used it in like a ton of recipes. I eat it with a spoon regularly.
But it’s recently been brought to my attention (particularly in regards to the Snickers Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake) that a number of you either aren’t fans of Cool Whip or don’t have access to it. I most certainly do not want that to stop anyone from making some seriously awesome desserts.
I’ve been asked a number of times if real whipped cream could substitute for the Cool Whip. And while I thought that it would be fine, I wanted to test it in an ice cream cake to know sure.
But that meant I had to make it myself. Eek!
The thought of making homemade whipped cream scared me. Seriously. I’ve avoided it for some time now. But now that I’ve made it, I can tell you that there is nothing to be afraid of. It is so easy, takes less than 10 minutes to make, has a seriously short list of ingredients and is cheap to make. Rock on.
All you need is a metal bowl (I’ve also read that glass should be ok, but not plastic), a whisk, a cup of heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. You could actually just use the whipping cream if you want, but I like a touch of added sweetness and flavor.
The full recipe is below. It is seriously delicious and works perfectly as a substitute for Cool Whip in a number of my recipes, including but not limited to:
Snickers Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake
Rainbow Ice Cream Cake with Fresh Fruit
Copycat Birthday Cake Remix Ice Cream
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie
Baileys Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Pie
Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake with Rainbow Chip Icing
Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Pie