This was my first time making whipped cream. I think I did pretty well; I should have followed a couple of tips I’ve seen since. Having a chilled bowl is a great idea; especially if humid and watch it closely especially the last few seconds. I think I over beat mine just a smidge but it was very delicious none-the-less. I liked the touch the lemon zest added; thinking of adding a squeeze of lemon juice too next time….
Homemade Whipped Cream with a bit of Lemon
1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
Whip cream, sugar, and lemon zest over medium high-speed for about 2 – 3 minutes until soft peaks form. Whip another 30 seconds to stiffen up a bit not quite forming stiff peaks but a little beyond soft. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to use. Delicious with fresh sugared strawberries.
Mom always made a version of this when we were kids. If I remember right she used lime jello and mandarin oranges. There are I am sure hundreds of versions out there. The measurements vary from recipe to recipe and the combinations of jello flavors and fruit are endless. Today I went with lime and pineapple, at work we call a similar combination pink parfait and use red jello instead. Pick your favorite color to compliment your picnic!
Jello Fluff Salad
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup cool whip
1 can pineapple chunks or tidbits ~ 8 o.z. or larger
1 package lime jello ~ I used a 6 o.z. package most recipes call for the smaller 3 o.z. the more you use the fuller the flavor and brighter the color which may or may not be a good thing!
1 cup mini marshmallows
Mix together all ingredients and chill before serving. I like to mix the cottage cheese and jello package together first; I don’t know if it really makes a difference but it incorporates well this way. Like I mentioned before try different flavors of jello and your favorite fruit.