So easy and yet so delicious. Why doesn't everyone make their own whipped cream?
Makes about 1 3/4 cups
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoon sugar (or more or less to taste)
Optional (but usually delicious): 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. Whip by hand with a whisk or with an electric mixer on medium speed (much easier), preferably fitted with a wire whisk attachment.
3. For a classic French-style cream, whip until the cream is still moist and holds soft peaks. For a more American-style result, whip a little further until somewhat more stiff and dry. Do not over-whip, or you will end up with butter!