There are certain universal pleasures in life: noticing that flowers are blooming at the end of winter, finding surprise money in your pants pocket, and topping a dessert with a fat helping of whipped cream.
When I was a child my mom was all about Cool Whip, especially strawberries dipped in the fluffy stuff. While that may be what I, and many other people grew up on, we can do better than high fructose corn syrup. Fresh whipped cream is the simplest thing to make and is beautiful with any dessert.
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 small pinch salt
Combine everything in a bowl and mix with either a hand or stand mixer until medium peaks form in the cream, about 1-3 minutes.