Whipped cream recipes can be made all the time when you learn how to make heavy cream at home. First, you will need some type of high quality raw milk like 100% grass fed cow's milk.
If you don't have access to high quality raw milk or cream, you can make a whipped cream from coconut milk that you buy in a can from the store as an alternative to dairy to make a Vegan or Paleo whipped cream recipe.
You'll just need a few easy tips to learn how to whip dairy or coconut cream successfully. It's pretty simple once you learn the basics. Whipped cream makes a great topping for fresh picked berries and other homemade desserts.
How to Whip Cream by Hand - The Basics
What You Need for This Recipe:
Use a Very Cold Bowl (put in freezer for 5 to 10 minutes)
Use a Very Cold Large Whisk (put in freezer for 5 to 10 minutes)
Quality Heavy Cream (40% milk fat content)
Preferably 100% Grass Fed Raw Heavy Cream
If you have access to raw milk, you can make your own 100% grass fed raw heavy cream.
Pour the heavy cream into the ice cold bowl and tilt bowl slightly.
Whisk in up and over movements to aerate the cream to create more volume. This also helps the cream to hold its shape.
Whisk until your cream can hold a peak on your whisk, then it is ready to use on your strawberries, etc.
How to Make Heavy Cream
Skimming the cream that rises to the top of raw milk is not good enough to make whipped cream. You will need one of these machines - a cream separator. And then you'll be able to make heavy cream using cow's milk and even goat's milk.
How thick your cream will be depends on the milk fat content of your animal's milk. You can also adjust the machine to create a thicker cream. Jersey cows and Nigerian Dwarf goats will have a higher milk fat content which will give you more cream.
The cost of one of these machines is about $200 to $250. And you can get a hand crank or an electric model.
How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream
What You Need for This Recipe:
1 Can (13.5 oz) of Organic Full Fat Coconut Milk (chilled in refrigerator for a day or two)
A Chilled Mixing Bowl (chill for 30 minutes in your freezer)
1 Tbsp. of Organic Raw Honey or Organic Raw Lucuma Powder
1 tsp. of Organic Vanilla Extract
This coconut whipped cream recipe is a great alternative for Vegan and Paleo diets.
Scoop out the cream that has risen to the top of the chilled can and discard the liquid.
Put the coconut cream into the chilled bowl and whip with an electric mixer for about a minute or until light and fluffy.
Then whip in your sweetener and vanilla. It's best to use this whipped cream right away.
What is Lucuma Powder?
Lucuma is an Ancient fruit from the Lucuma Tree which is grown in places like Peru. This fruit has a flavor that resembles maple syrup, but it is considered a low glycemic sweetener.
Lucuma powder is rich in nutrients such as beta-carotene, trace minerals, and vitamin B3. The pulp of this exotic fruit was once called the "Gold of the Incas". This low glycemic sweetener is low-temperature dried then ground into a powder. Most health food stores now carry this sweetener or you can find this one online.
Lower in Sugar Whipped Cream Recipe
1 Cup of 100% Grass Fed Raw Heavy Cream (40% milk fat content)
Or Organic Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tbsp. of Organic Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. of Organic Ceylon Cinnamon
1 Scoop of Organic Powdered Stevia
Or 1 tsp. Organic Lucuma Powder
In most states, you will at least find a quality cream that has not been ultra-pasteurized.
Add 1 cup of heavy cream and the other ingredients into a chilled bowl.
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until you see cloud like formations or stiff peaks form in about 2 to 3 minutes.
Your whipped cream recipe is now ready to serve on berries or desserts.