There’s nothing better than real whipped cream to top your favorite dessert. This recipe uses a touch of vanilla and local grass fed cream. If you can’t find a good local dairy that offers grass fed cream in your stores, Organic Valley does have a grass fed cream that I will use on occasion. Like most cream that comes from large manufacturers, Organic Valley adds gellan gum, an anti-settling agent, thickener and stabilizer to their cream. It’s not a necessary additive and cream that contains it doesn’t whip up as nicely as pure whipping cream. Also, adding any kind of sugar to whipped cream is totally unnecessary. However, adding 1 tsp. of good quality maple syrup and a couple drops of stevia wouldn’t totally kill the low carb thing.
Pour cream and vanilla into a medium bowl and whisk on high speed until medium peaks form, about 1 minute. Do not over beat.