the CSA strawberries are AMAZING!!! so sweet and juicy. Decided to make some homemade whipped cream to dip them in.
googled and found a lot of recipes. all of them were basically the same. all called for heavy whipping cream and either granulated sugar or confectioners sugar. I went with the confectioners. I was lucky enough to find a small container of heavy whipping cream, 1/2 pint and just used it all. doubling the recipe below. I decided to follow the measurements listed in a Giada De Laurentiis recipe, cause I love her. It turned out to be a tiny bit too sugary, so next time I would decrease the sugar a bit. Also I had read on other recipes to put the metal bowl and whisk in the freezer for a bit before using. I just love any occasion that calls for taking out my kitchen aid mixer!!!!!! but boy is that thing heavy to lift.
1/2 cup whipping cream (used 1 cup)
2 tablespoons powdered sugar (used 3)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (used 2)
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream until thick. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue to beat until cream holds soft peaks.