Strawberries & whipped cream

Sweet and delicious strawberries are in full season in garden and here is a the simplest of desserts for a warm summer evening. When I was a child we would take turns whisking the cream. The anticipation was sheer delight. Now I use a mixer. It tastes almost as good as the memory.


  • Strawberries, fresh picked and roughly cut
  • Cream, 1 pint
  • Confectioners sugar, 2 Tbsp
  • Vanilla, ½ tsp


  • Mixer
  • or old fashioned hand powered balloon whisk and bowl


  1. Pick a bunch of strawberries.
  2. Roughly cut them into bite sized pieces.
  3. Set aside
  4. Add cream, sugar, and vanilla to mixer. To prevent splatter, slowly bring the mixer to high speed.
  5. Mix until cream becomes nice and firm. (about 3 minutes)
  6. If you are using a whisk, whisk at a constant speed until cream thickens. (about 5 - 10 minutes)
  7. Add cream to serving bowls and sprinkle strawberries on top.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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