Whip it up! With this easy Whipped Cream recipe

 
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There are so many different recipes to use with your raw milk.  You'll make your grandma proud when you "churn" your own butter! 

Whaaaat???!!!

Yes! You can actually do that, and you don't even need a churn.

We are going to start with easier recipes and slowly build your confidence with slightly more challenging ones.

So, the simplest would be whipped cream. Since it's getting so warm so quickly, it's perfect timing.

Raw milk, unpasteurized, non-homogenized milk will separate after a day or a few hours in the fridge.  The cream rises to the top & you have to scoop off that thick layer of delicious cream.

Sorry goat milk lover's, goats' cream does not separate like cows' cream.  Most of the recipes I use work perfect with either type of milk.  But, unless you have a cream separator you'll have to use fresh cows' milk for a few of the cream recipes. 

Believe me, I've tried, just whipping the goat milk to see if I could get butter, or at least something, but almost burnt out my mixer trying!  I'm here to make the mistakes so you don't have to :) 

If your curious about the differences of cow & goat milk, check out this blog, and pick a side.

The time of the year, the breed of the cow, and the cows' diet, all determine how much cream will rise to the top.

Before you jump in and "Just Beat It!" follow these few steps. 

  • Scoop the cream from your fresh raw milk (or use a turkey baster), you'll need about 2 cups
  • Refrigerate the cream until ready to whip
  • Freeze your mixing bowl & beaters a few hours before
  • Make sure you use a big enough bowl, the whipped cream will expand & get fluffy

Also make sure everything is COLD or you'll end up with butter.  Not that that is a bad thing, but this is for whipped cream for lovely summer time picnics! Butter will come next :)

Now your ready to make whipped cream!

  • Pour the cold cream into the frozen bowl
  • For each cup of cream add 2 TBS sugar & 1 tsp vanilla (optional)

 

 
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Now start whipping. Don't forget to sing that song... "Whip it! And whip it good!"

 
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Now that I have those songs stuck in your head...

Next step: When you're kids are looking at you funny for singing & dancing while whipping cream, it's time to check for a change.

Is the cream getting thicker?

 
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Keep going... you want thick cream. But don't worry if it's not what you're used to from the store. I mean this is the REAL stuff here.  Who knows what's in that fake whipped topping.

 
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Voila! You've just made whipped cream, Yay!  Serve on berries, pies, or any of your favorite summer desserts, yum!

Leave a comment below and tell me how it went!!

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