Some of this season’s best desserts—cobblers, pies and big bowls of fresh berries—need nothing more than a little whipped cream to jazz them up. Ice cream is nice too, but in the summer heat it melts so quickly, leaving nothing more than a sweet mess on your plate.
I’ve been putting my kids in charge of our whipped cream production these days, and instead of hauling out the heavy-duty mixer, we use a mason jar and some cold cream to make our favourite dessert garnish.
The process is rather simple: place the cream and a tablespoon of powdered sugar (granulated doesn’t dissolve easily in cold liquid) in a clean mason jar and secure the lid tightly. Have the kids take turns shaking the jar repeatedly until the liquid has thickened and stops moving around. This takes about five minutes or so, and it’s a great science experiment, not to mention boredom buster. Just be careful they don’t shake it too much, otherwise you’ll end up with a jar of sweetened butter to top your pies.
What are some of your favourite summer desserts?
Find the full printable recipe here: Whipped Cream in a Jar