This easy homemade Chai Whipped Cream is the perfect topping to use on cheesecakes, pies, or coffees. The spiced cream adds so much flavor to your desserts.
Now that the nights are cooler, we have been enjoying bonfires a few nights a week in our backyard. It is so relaxing to sit in the cool air with a warm fire in front of you. Something about those sparks and flames just make all the stress from the day melt away.
Of course, a few of those logs like to crackle and pop and spit embers at your face. You have to be prepared to jump up quickly if one lands in your lap. Or sit farther back and freeze.
Since we do not like to waste a good fire, we usually stay up late watching the fire die down as we chat. These late nights are not good for early mornings the next day. I'm usually dragging until about noon when I head out to our garage to work out.
Thank goodness for a Keurig on days like that! I need that hot coffee to wake me up and to get me going on projects and chores after the kids leave for school. Of course, I still can't do black coffee, so our fridge is stocked with Salted Caramel Mocha Creamer to sweeten my cup. I love that stuff!
Some mornings I also like to plop a spoonful of Cool Whip and chocolate syrup on top of my cup of joe! Shhh! Don't tell the kids what I do after they leave for school!
Up until just recently, I was the biggest fan of the creamy white stuff. Don't get me wrong! I still love it and will always love it, but I have a new found appreciation for homemade whipped cream.
What I have realized is that if I add some spices or flavors to homemade cream, I actually really like it! Go figure. All this time I thought I didn't like the real stuff. Turns out it just needed sugar and spice and everything nice!
Recently, I decided to make a fun new topping for some cheesecake. Adding all the flavors of chai tea to the whipping cream did the trick.
How to make Chai Whipped Cream:
- Chill your bowl and wire whisk for at least 30 minutes.
- Add your cream, sugar, and any flavorings to the bowl and beat until medium to stiff peaks form. Be careful not to over mix and turn the cream into butter.
- If you are using a stand mixer, do not try to make a smaller batch because the whisk attachment will not reach the bottom of the bowl properly. A hand mixer is better in this case.
- Test for peaks by flipping your whisk straight over and seeing how the cream stands up. Softer peaks are good for coffees and pies, while stiffer peaks are better for piping on cheesecakes.
- Store the whipped cream in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- Top all the things with whipped cream...or eat it by the spoonfuls.
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- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅛ teaspoon ground star anise
- ⅛ teaspoon cardamom
- ½ teaspoon orange extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
- Place a metal bowl and mixer whisk blades in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Place all the ingredients in the chilled bowl and beat on high until medium to stiff peaks form. Softer peaks are good for coffee and pie. Stiffer peaks are better for piping on cheesecakes.
- Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.
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