Sugar and Spice

Try these quick and simple whipped cream recipes to dollop atop decadent holiday treats — and still have plenty of time to enjoy the festivities



All photographs courtesy of Daphne Baking Company

The holidays are fast approaching, and you know what that means — parties, parties, parties! We know you'll be busy, so we've enlisted the help of the Daphne Baking Company — maker of those delectable sweet tarts we featured in this year's Holiday Gift Guide — to show us some quick-'n-easy whipped cream recipes for all of your tantalizing treats this year.

 

**To ensure a fluffy, stable whipped cream, refrigerate the heavy cream until ready to use.

 

Grasshopper Whipped Cream

Tastes Great With: Daphne Baking Co. Chocolate Tarts
What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons Crème de Menthe

Using an electric mixer, whip cream and sugar on medium-low speed until frothy, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high and add the Crème de Menthe. Continue to beat until soft peaks form. Chill and serve. Yields about 2 cups.

 

lemon tarts

Raspberry Almond Whipped Cream

Tastes Great With: Daphne Baking Co. Lemon Tarts
What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon seedless raspberry jam

Using an electric mixer, whip cream and extract on medium-low speed until frothy, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high, add the jam and continue to beat until soft peaks form. Chill and serve. Yields about 2 cups.

 

macadamia nut tarts

Bourbon Whipped Cream

Tastes Great With: Daphne Baking Co. Macadamia Nut Tarts
What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon

Using an electric mixer, whip cream, brown sugar, and vanilla on medium-low speed until frothy, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high, add the bourbon and continue to beat until soft peaks form. Chill and serve. Yields about 2 cups.

 

passion fruit tarts

Lemonade Whipped Cream

Tastes Great With: Daphne Baking Co. Passion Fruit Tarts
What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Using an electric mixer, whip cream, sugar, and zest on medium-low speed until frothy, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until soft peaks form. Add lemon juice and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Chill and serve. Yields about 2 cups.

 

chocolate raspberry tarts

Mocha Whipped Cream

Tastes Great With: Daphne Baking Co. Chocolate Raspberry Tarts
What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso

Using an electric mixer, whip cream, sugar, cocoa, and espresso on medium-low speed until frothy, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until soft peaks form. Chill and serve. Yields about 2 cups.

 

pumpkin tarts

Holiday Spice Whipped Cream

Tastes Great With: Daphne Baking Co. Pumpkin Tarts
What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Using an electric mixer, whip cream, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg on medium-low speed until frothy, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until soft peaks form. Chill and serve. Yields about 2 cups.

 

sweet tarts

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Tastes Great With: tarts, pumpkin and apple pies, hot cocoa
What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Beat cream, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in medium bowl to form soft peaks. Serve immediately. Makes enough for 4 tarts.

 

 

About The Daphne Baking Company:

“We do the work, you take the credit!”
The Daphne Baking Company’s premier line of tarts provides the elegance of fine pastry straight from the freezer. Each tart is made by hand with only the finest, all-natural ingredients including sweet cream butter, imported spices, and artisanal New England maple syrup. Each package contains two 3-inch tarts, perfect for tidy individual servings. The tarts will maintain their freshness for three months if frozen properly. For a list of stores and information on additional products by Daphne, visit
www.daphnebaking.com.

 

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