The past few evenings I made pancakes for dinner. The first night I made I a blueberry reduction sauce to top them, then, the second night I had a idea. Add a maple and vanilla whipped cream to the goodness (note: I was super excited about this).
First pancake dinner without the whipped cream, with the blueberry reduction sauce, butter, maple syrup and thick-cut bacon (from Costco!)
I hoped into the kitchen to begin creating. I poured a little heavy cream into my KitchenAid bowl, a drizzle of maple syrup, a dash of vanilla and a sprinkling of pink salt and whipped all of those lovely fall flavors together. I stoped once it seemed fluffy enough, asked my handsome man to taste test, added another splash or two of maple syrup, and "voila"! It was perfectly ready to be topped on to some warm, fresh off the stovetop wheat pancakes. Evan assured me that it as delightful, since I'm unable to have cream because of a dairy allergy. I just live and eat vicariously through others that can have milk and the creations I make with it. It works alright.
Look at that thick, fluffy, maple creamy beautifulness! Side note: I super love my "mint green" KitchenAid Evan and I received from my bridal shower before we got married a few months ago. It lightens up and adds color our little, woodsy apartment kitchen.
I'm very much a "go with the flow" person and "eyeball it" cook/baker. That's how I create the best. Not thinking too deeply about it, just going with what I feel would be the most tasty and beautiful. Although that may sound wonderful, it does have some draw backs. Like I will COMPLETELY forget how I made something if I'm not paying absolute attention and taking notes. It's not that great when you love to share the goodness with others and you don't even remember how you created the recipe. *winky face* Luckily with this little recipe, it's simply, so I remembered it. Yay, for you, right?
Salted Maple and Vanilla Whipped Cream
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt (or sea salt!)
Whip together until light and fluffy, about 1 and a half to 2 minuets.
Top on pancakes, waffles, fruits, cakes/cupcakes/desserts, ice cream, coffee...the list goes on and on. Or just indulge in it alone by the spoonful. It’s nothing but delightful.