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sweetening whipped cream?

I think I may have had a dream about this last night: has anyone tried using maple syrup instead of sugar to sweeten whipped cream? I don't want it to be really sweet, and since I'm serving with an apple-walnut torte, I thought the maple would add a nice flavor. Some notes: I'll be whipping the cream by hand, and also adding a touch of some sort of brandy. Am I just crazy? Or will this be amazing?

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  1. I think it would be very nice....I've added honey in the past so can't see why maple syrup would not work. Go for it!

    1. Sounds great - a little maple and bourbon.....also...the teeniest pinch of salt.

      1. I've seen such offered in various restaurants here in Vermont. :) Sounds like something worth trying to me! :)

        1. I've added amaretto to whipping cream before with a great result, so I can't see why not. Why not try a tiny batch just to test it?

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          1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

            mmm, and then I suppose I would have to eat that tiny batch because it wouldn't be any good to leave it sitting in the fridge until Wednesday...great idea!!

          2. I've used maple syrup in whipped cream with no issues. Just a little for a hint of flavor.

            I've done all kinds of flavored whipped cream using syrups, liqueurs, and extracts over the years with no problems but I don't mix by hand....don't think that would make a difference though?

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            1. re: ziggylu

              I think my brute strength will be the determining factor...I'm glad to hear that it's worked well for you in the past with the flavors. I'm really excited about trying this.

              1. re: Sophia.

                If you can get your hands on it you might want to try maple sugar instead of maple syrup. I think it is easier to get the cream to the right whipped consistency with sugar than with syrup.

                1. re: JockY

                  I was thinking the same thing re: sugar vs. syrup and consistency of the whipped cream. Sounds delicious...decadent way to top pancakes too...or a baked-apple pancake.