Homemade whipped cream. Just try it, and you'll probably never look at the store brands again. Nothing beats the flavor or texture of the stuff you make yourself, and it's hardly a complicated process. Purists are right — using a hand whisk is one of the best ways. But some of us think that the food processor method is even better.
Here are some tips for making perfect whipped cream:
Start with cold ingredients and utensils: cold cream, cold whisk, cold mixing bowl (put your bowl and whisk or beaters in the freezer before getting started, if you can and there's room). Your cream will whip faster if everything is chilled.
Add the sweeteners or flavorings just...