Saturday, April 24, 2010

There's Nothing Cool About It

Ok, so the answer to my previous post is Cool Whip. Cool Whip? How can a white creamy desert topping come from that list of ingredients? Instead of writing an explanation on each of these ingredients, I will refer you to this link. It tells you what each ingredient is and the other uses it has (such as hemorrhoid cream and sexual lubricants).

What I don't understand is how we got out of the habit of making homemade whipped cream, and buying this tub full of chemicals. For those of you who don't know how to make whipped at home here is a recipe.

1/2 cup organic heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add all ingredients together in bowl. Whisk by hand, use a hand blender, or beat in your kitchen aid for about 5 minutes until desired consistency is reached.

You can use any sweetener of your choice and any extract of your choice (try mint). Sometimes if the food I am using it on is sweet enough, I will not add any sugar or vanilla. Add more sugar for a sweeter topping.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. What a delay in response, ay? Anyway, My guess was lame. It makes perfect sense though. I can see why a largely produced product has to contain these ingredients. Shelf life. I think that if companies want to make money it should be considered to produce organic cooking & baking ingredients. THis way we can produce our own products at home, and those companies can still make their money. These days it's about convienience & money. Both are so important to our culture. Truth is though, that's like the easiest recipe! It would take less time to whip that up (pun intended) than to go out to the grocery store & buy the tub. What's the chance you're going to use the whole thing? So cost could be considered as well.

    On the other hand. I talk the talk, not walk the walk. Change is necessary. :)