What could possibly be better than homemade whipped cream? Homemade whipped cream with instant coffee added to it. OMG I can't stop thinking about how good it is.
Tonight Andy and I had two of our neighbors over for dinner. I made garlic parmesan chicken with sour cream and chive mashed potatoes and my fav. green beans (see recipe in previous post). I was so pleased with how everything turned out and enjoyed wowing them with my dessert: rich chocolate cake with french vanilla whipped cream. I made two round cakes and layered the whipped cream in between and on top. It was out of control.
Homemade whipped cream is super easy. I whipped a pint of heavy whipping cream with 2 1/2 tablespoons of sugar. You can stop there and it's fabulous, but I wanted to try a coffee flavor. I boiled 4 tablespoons of water, added 4 tablespoons of instant french vanilla coffee, stirred and let it cool. Then I whipped it into the cream until it was evenly distributed. Absolutely amazing.
BIG NEWS: Andy's sister Melissa is having a baby! She is three months pregnant and has kept it a secret all this time. I can't wait to see her on Christmas and hear all about it!