Whew it’s been a crazy week. My husband had hand surgery, the toilet broke and we relocated a bunch of furniture belonging to my Covid refugee daughter. Yes, the holidays will be more festive now that we can walk through the house without dodging stray sofas and boxes of dishes.
Then, after that, my Thanksgiving caterer filled up and stopped taking orders. Dinner with just the immediate family had seemed too small to cook a whole turkey, but now I’m cooking after all. I know, first world problems.
But wouldn’t a nice hot drink topped with Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream be appropriate now? (Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post and the actual caramel apple hot toddy recipe if you agree!)
The credit for the spiced whipped cream recipe actually goes to my oldest daughter. With an October birthday, she adores everything fall–from décor to dessert. Even though she’s only like a size 2, she loves her whipped cream, so I keep heavy (whipping) cream in stock at all times!
Despite its name, there is no pumpkin in the whipped cream. Rather it is full of the spices used in pumpkin pie. You can use a prepared pumpkin spice blend, or the individual spices in the recipe notes.
The spiced whipped cream is very versatile and will add a lovely touch of fall to any dessert. I’ve been topping coffee and we even enjoyed it on my crowd-pleasing blueberry galette. Well, that is everyone except my youngest (aka my picky daughter) who said it was very good but only appropriate for pumpkin or apple.
- 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
- 1/4 c powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice blend (see note for sub)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat on high until stiff. Refrigerate until served.
To create your own spice blend, use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon cloves, 1/8 teaspoon allspice, pinch nutmeg
This will make about 2 cups after whipping and I figured a generous 1/4 cup serving size.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.
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