Stabilized Whipped Cream
1 tsp. unflavored gelatin
4 tsp. cold water
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine the gelatin and cold water in a small saucepan. Let stand until thickened. Place over low heat and stir constantly just until the gelatin dissolves.
Remove from heat and allow to cool, but not set.
Whip cream, sugar and vanilla until slightly thickened. Gradually add the cooled gelatin mixture.
Whip using high speed until stiff. Do not over beat or you will be making butter. Store in refrigerator.
Pairs Well With
To make sure your whipped cream holds its shape, use stabilized whipped cream. This recipe comes from one of my clippings from years ago.