Skip the store bought whipped cream that melts into puddles within minutes, and whip up this creamy homemade cream. Serve with fresh berries and an optional chocolate garnish for a delectable looking (and tasting) fresh no bake dessert.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
- 2 cups fresh berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
- 1 oz chocolate (optional)
- 6 mint leaves, cut into ribbon like slices (optional)
Place heavy cream in a bowl and beat on medium-high until it begins to thicken and form soft peaks, about 5 minutes. Add the sugar and beat until firm peaks form and it is the consistency of whipped cream, about another 5 minutes.
If using strawberries, cut the medium – large ones in half or quarters. Divide the berries into bowls, about 1/3 cup in each. Use a tablespoon to add a large heap of whipped cream on top of the berries. Place mint on top if using. With a microplane or fine grater, grate the chocolate into fine shreds and sprinkle on top. Serve immediately.
Note: You can prepare the berries in advance. Prepare the whipped cream the same day you are using and store in the refrigerator to keep cold until ready to serve.