Friday, August 16, 2013

Homemade cool whip - THM "S"

I made the choco pudding recipe in the Trim Healthy Mama book tonight and I really wanted some cool whip to go on top. However, the only kind I had in the house was regular cool whip and I knew that was not only not "on plan" but not healthy at all (wow, that was three not's in one sentence). What was I to do but make my own? I had done it before and knew I could do it and make it "on plan". Here is what I did:


I started with 2 cups of heavy cream in my Kitchen Aid mixer with the whisk and turned it on fairly high.




Once it had started thickening up just a little (it really doesn't take long), I added one packet of NuStevia and 1 tsp vanilla while it was still mixing.



It is starting to thicken but not quite enough.



Yep, this is much better!


After it was whipped up I transferred it to a glass storage bowl to keep in the fridge. I'm sorry, but I really don't know how long it will last because I always eat it too fast! Have I said how much I love cool whip? Oh I could just eat the whole container by itself!!


I put some on my chocolate pudding and then topped with some gratings of Skinny Chocolate and thoroughly enjoyed my "S" dessert. If only I had been patient enough to make some coffee to go with it. (Please excuse the poor quality photo but I'm just glad I snapped a picture before I woofed it down). 

This is an S recipe because of the cream as opposed to Reddi Whip being an FP, but it is more natural to me and great to have when you don't have Reddi Whip. I hope you enjoy!


Easy Homemade Cool Whip

2 cups heavy cream
1 pkt NuStevia
1 tsp vanilla

Add cream to mixer and whip on a fairly high speed. When it starts to thicken add the stevia and vanilla. Continue to whip until it thickens and makes peaks. Store in refrigerator.



Blessings,
Rashel

8 comments:

  1. If you want to keep it several days add just a pinch of xanthan gum and it keeps better.

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  2. Thank you for the tip Twila!!
    Blessings,
    Rashel

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  3. This is whipped cream, the stuff we used before Cool Whip. You can also whip it with a half block of cream cheese to keep it stable for days.

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  4. Are you kidding me? That is a recipe for whipped cream.

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  5. Yes, it's whipped cream, we call it cool whip. I know it is a basic recipe but that does not mean every one already knows how to make it. So, I don't see anything wrong with sharing the recipe.
    Rashel

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  6. Don't worry about those anonymous comments. You are right, not everyone knows to do this.

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  7. <3 lol, and some of us need to be reminded of how
    easy it is to make. And good ideas to help it stay fluffed for a few days.

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