Earl Grey Whipped Cream

Flavoring homemade whipped cream by utilizing the steeping method results in a more complex addition to any dessert! Here, I chose a couple of earl grey tea bags, but feel free to tinker and tweak this recipe by using a different tea flavor, or try whole spices, like cinnamon sticks or cloves. I think this could be exciting with toasting different nuts, and adding cream to give the old school fluffy sundae condiment a well-deserved modern makeover. Plan this ahead to provide both steeping and chilling time. Makes about 2 cups.
1CUPheavy cream
2XEarl Grey tea bags, or preferred tea flavor
2TBSPNSgranulated sugar

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the heavy cream and the tea bags.
  2. Continually stir the mixture, gently pressing the tea bags into the cream to fully extract their flavor, and bring the cream to a simmer.
  3. Once the cream begins to simmer, turn off the heat, and allow the tea bags to steep in the cream for at least one hour. If you prefer a stronger tea flavor, press the tea bags gently back into the cream every so often.
  4. Once the steeping time has passed, remove the tea bags from the cream, gently pressing out any excess liquid, and transfer the cream to a bowl. Cover and set in the fridge until well chilled, about 2 hours.
  5. Using a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, pour the cream into the metal mixing bowl, and begin to whip the cream on low speed. 
  6. Sprinkle in the sugar, and bring the speed of the stand mixer to high, whipping the cream until stiff peaks begin to form.
  7. Serve with any chocolate dessert or on top of ice cream, or secretly eat with a spoon alone. Store any unused portion in a container with a tight-fitting lid, and rewhip if necessary,

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