Recipe: Bourbon Whipped Cream
I swear that my recipe posts are going to become more frequent and will include process photos. My apartment has a little teeny kitchen really only appropriate for a Barbie doll. I am about to move into an actual house and it has an ample kitchen. I plan on outfitting it as a sort of Big Gay Ice Cream R&D lab so that I can get more creative with ice cream and appropriate "accessories." I also want to cook lots of non-ice cream things that I just don't currently have the space to conquer. I can't wait. I feel like I'm about to go into a very productive phase and I'm wondering what the results will be.
I love whipped cream but it can be a bit pedestrian. It's very easy to flavor whipped cream but many times that route goes way too soft-core for me. If you're going to watch porn/eat cream you better get to see more than nipple.
I was thinking about what to serve with my Thanksgiving ice cream pie. Ice cream pie with ice cream a la mode doesn't really work, does it? My next thought was to top the pie with whipped cream but also serve it with a mandatory shot of Maker's Mark. Why not combine the whipped cream and the bourbon? Why not indeed!
I tested this amped-up whipped cream recipe a few times and I like it a lot, very much, bunches. I've not had it independently tested so if you do make it please leave your notes in the comments.
2 cups heavy cream
1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp bourbon (I always use Maker’s Mark)
2 tablespoons maple syrup (for God’s sake's don’t use “pancake syrup” or shit like that)
Dash of kosher salt
1 cinnamon stick
In small/medium pot over medium heat warm cream (stir it now and then, duh) until it begins to steam.
Add the sugar, vanilla extract, Maker’s, maple syrup and kosher salt. Stir to combine
Add the cinnamon stick.
Reduce the heat a bit.
For ten minutes keep it steaming and frequently stop by to stir.
After 10 minutes remove from heat. Use an ice stop bath if you are an over-achiever, otherwise just be lazy and let it cool (stirring occasionally) til the steaming stops.
Remove the cinnamon stick and toss it out the window at an annoying neighbor. Transfer the cream and stuff to a sealable container (or get out some Saran Wrap) and chill it in the fridge. I would leave it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Give it a stir then Whip It Good. If you need to know how to make whipped cream I’m sure there is a video for you on Youtube.