So....I bought myself a handy little pre-Christmas gift because I knew I would need it desperately for the holiday feeding frenzy. All of the kids and the grandbabies will be here and there simply MUST be enough whipped cream in the house. And really, since it's Christmas and all, it should be FUN to make, right? Yes. Bring in.....
Speed E Whipper!
In the picture above you see cream, honey and the whipper. Well, I learned a terrific little tip about keeping REAL whipped cream from separating. You know how it gets after it's been in the fridge a day or two? Well, the tip for perfectly stuck-together, unseparated whipped cream is HONEY. When you are ready to whip your cream, add 1 tsp. of honey to each cup of cream you are going to whip. Whip as usual and then add in your sweetener to taste. I like to use Torani vanilla syrup for my sweetener. I got that tip from OnlyDaughter who used to work in the local coffee kiosk, Pony Espresso.
This nifty kitchen tool came out in the 1950s and is the perfect retro tool for any kitchen. It is so simple and efficient, and I feel a little bit like June Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver when I'm using it (minus the dress, pearls, and high heels). Basically, Speed E Whipper is a glass jar with measuring lines and a stainless steel plunger with a lid. I found my Speed E Whipper over on Etsy and I see them out there on Ebay too. If you look hard enough, you might find one in the second hand shops or at garage sales. I like the nostalgia and the cuteness of it as much as I like the whipped cream it produces. (I bought mine for $9 plus shipping)
It's the Snow on the Mountain, the Frosting on the Cake, the Star on the Tree, the Tip of the Iceburg, the Whipped Cream on the Sundae! Got to love it. Do you have a favorite kitchen tool?