how sweet is too sweet for homemade whipped cream?
I love making whipped cream in my mixer.....couldn't be more simple and delicious.
I was curious to hear how much confectioner's sugar you all use when you mix, say, two pints of heavy cream. I also add a tablespoon of vanilla.
Thank you, have sweet holidays!
per cup of cream, I use a heaping tablespoon of sugar (I prefer granulated) and about 1/2 tsp of vanilla
It totally depends on what it will be served with or mixed into, as Chemicalkinetics said.
When the whipped cream is being served with something that's not very sweet, certain fruits for instance, then I like the whipped cream to be really sweet.
But when the whipped cream will be topping off a dish that already has very sweet ingredients, say a very sweet pie, or a sundae, or eggnog, I tend to like the whipped cream to be sweet, but not quite as sweet as in the former situation.
I find that my sweetness preference tends to be much higher than most others'.
Whipped cream without any sugar/sweetener at all gets a frowny face from me (think how little kids respond to foods) -- it's a waste of calories.
For a SINGLE pint of less-sweet, I might go with one tablespoon.
For super-sweet, I think I might go with 1/4 - 1/3 cup.