Monday, July 8, 2013

sunday sweets. peaches and cream.

yes, i realize that im a day late with my sunday dessert post. this is because yesterday was super busy. we had church in the morning, potluck lunch after that, then our friend neal came over to take our annual family polaroid, and i completely forgot that i even had a special dessert planned. until i started cooking dinner, at which point i remembered what it was and got super excited. 

we had fresh peaches topped with homemade whipped cream. now this may not sound like a very exciting dessert to most people but its one of my favorites. last week sprouts had peaches for 49 cents a pound (!), and they were the biggest most beautiful peaches ive ever seen. the only problem is that they were still rock hard and there was no telling how long they were going to take to ripen. i miraculously remembered to check them on saturday (i have a really bad habit of forgetting about ripening fruit until its WAY too late), and they were PERFECT. i was so SO happy. 

theres not much of a recipe to this dessert, its just peaches and whipped cream, but i have spent the past few weeks fiddling with my whipped cream recipe, and since this batch was by far the best ive ever made, i thought id share that with you guys.

homemade whipped cream
(serves 3-4 as a topping)

1 cup heavy whipping cream (it has to be heavy!)
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

start by chilling your mixing bowl and whisk (or beaters if youre using a hand mixer) in the freezer for at least ten minutes. once theyre all frosty combine all three ingredients and whip on your mixers highest setting, stopping immediately once it looks like whipped cream (dont wait too long or it will turn into weird, sweet butter). and thats it. 

i would seriously make this every day of peach season if i could, but i think everyone else might get sick of it. 

whats your favorite easy dessert?


  1. ahh yum! i do that with blueberries sometimes. but we have a peach tree in our yard bursting with perfect peaches so i'll have to try this out.

    1. Oooooh, lucky! It's basically my life's dream to have a house with a peach tree!