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  • Peppermint Whipped Cream

    filed under: Decorating on December 1, 2012

    I love when winter finally sets in and peppermint is everywhere.  I don’t know about you, but I find it to be so refreshing! This recipe is perfect for cake, but also for hot cocoa and on top of chocolate pancakes.  I mean, not that I would feed my kids chocolate pancakes.

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    Homemade Peppermint Whipped Cream

    This recipe uses peppermint extract.  I know there are some out there that use the crushed peppermint candies, but I was not a fan of that.  It may be weird, but the texture was just not what I wanted.  Light, smooth, almost airy is what makes me happy.

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    Homemade Peppermint Whipped Cream

    Plus, when you are eating air there are basically no calories right?

    Just humor me.

    Peppermint Whipped Cream

        Ingredients

        • 3 1/2 c chilled whipping cream
        • 3/4 c powdered (confectioners) sugar
        • 1 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract

        Instructions

        1. Pour a couple cups of water and ice cubes into stand mixer. Allow bowl to chill for a few minutes.
        2. Dump out the water and dry mixer.
        3. Pour whipped cream into mixer bowl and whip until peaks start to form. (about 2 minutes on medium-high speed)
        4. Add extract. Slowly add in sugar a 1/4 cup at a time.
        5. Its best to use right away, but it will keep for about 10 hours if kept very cold.

        Tips for Success:

        Don’t skip chilling your bowl! If you have the room, you can also place the mixing bowl directly in the freezer for 15 minutes.

        Don’t aim for “stiff peaks”. You want the whipped cream to keep its shape and be soft, billowing peaks. If by chance you OVERBEAT the whipped cream (I have done this and cried!) fixing it is actually very easy. Simply add in more fresh whipped cream and whisk by hand. My life was changed when I found that out!

        Wait until peaks start to form before adding in the  powdered sugar. I much prefer powdered (confectioners) sugar in this recipe, as it dissolves entirely and leaves a smooth texture. If you choose to use granulated sugar be sure to add it immediately at the beginning and whip it with the cream.

        Homemade whipped cream is best used immediately, but it can be stored for up to 10 hours if needed.

        To make this any other flavor, simply substitute the extract of your choice. Instead of peppermint, try vanilla or almond!

        Peppermint Whipped Cream

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        Comments

        I love this, even the containers the whipped cream is any, any ideas where I could find them (containers)?

          I got them at a flea market… .50 for the bunch. 🙂

          U might try the dollr tree they have many cute ideas. Look in the gardening section many of the flower pots could work. I’m talking about the metal pots. Use your imagination u may find something you like better in another department of dollar tree or another store.

        I’d like your chocolate pancakes recipe!!

          I don’t think I have ever blogged it! Will have to change that. 🙂

        I have never made whipped cream with powder sugar. Hmmm, is it sweeter?

        It’s also fun with peppermint schnapps…if you are into that sort of thing 😉

        This is perfect for hot chocolate!! <3

        Hi , would powdered sugar be the same as icing sugar ? Thanks , Renee from Australia 🙂

          Yes, it is also called powdered sugar.

        Amanda have you ever made whipped cream in a food processor? I got that hint from Stella from BraveTart…you got to try it, it makes whipped cream stiff enough to frost a cake with, I realize that is not what you are going with here but I just wanted to throw it out there…its amazing!…m

        If you dissolve a couple of gelatin sheets you can make stabilized whipped cream. It will hold up when piped or used as frosting. (Wilton has a recipe for stabilized whipped cream with gelatin packets)

        Amanda, oh my gawd, I love this!!! Making this for the holidays!!!

        When do you add the extract?

          Add the extract right before the sugar.

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