Good morning! I hope you weekend has been fabulous. Ours has been busy, but so much fun. My Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw are in town visiting, so there has been family gathering after family gathering. So we are fat, happy and a little bit tired this morning.
Friday we had dinner at K.C. and Collin’s. They did a great job of hosting. We dubbed it “Fish Friday.”
They had a variety seafood out for appetizers along with cheese, crackers and a crab ragoon dip. Then there were two kinds of salmon for dinner and yummy veggies.
Collin even made a mango-peach smoothie for everyone. My little brothers really are excellent cooks and put on a great dinner. MiMi made an ice cream sandwich cake for dessert, which was a pre-birthday surprise for Chloe.
Yesterday we celebrated Chloe’s birthday. Jax and I called her to see if she wanted to go to the park with us in the morning.
Next thing we knew, the whole crew met us there! Jax had fun showing us the ropes on the playground. Then we had dinner and yard games and MiMi and Pops’.
Chloe requested chicken, bacon alfredo roll-ups for her birthday dinner. They were delicious. I was in charge of dessert, Chloe has been asking for the brownie cheesecake with mocha whipped cream and it was as much of a hit the second time around as it was the first!
The night ended with a water war of epic proportions. We had a blast!
None of that really has anything to do with this recipe, other than it explains why it went up late. By now we all know that I am a fanatic when it comes to frosting and whipped cream.
I love trying new things. I have been enjoying playing with different flavors of whipped cream lately. The cocoa whipped cream is easy and delicious and the mocha whipped cream is to die for. This one is fun too!
There is enough cream cheese in it to give it that slight tang you might expect, but it gives the whipped cream some extra stability and makes it fun to pipe!
I served wit alongside a cake with some berries, but it would be great just with berries in a bowl and would take your strawberry shortcake to the next level! You just have to give it a try!
Tips for making cream cheese whipped cream:
- Make sure the cream cheese is super smooth before you add the cream. You’ll want to scrape the bowl and the beater a couple of times to make sure there isn’t any clumps hiding anywhere.
- Drizzle the cream in slowly. This allows it to incorporate as you go.
- Whip it real good (ha!) after you add the cream. It should be really light and fluffy and hold a stiff peaks.
Uses for cream cheese whipped cream:
- Cream cheese whipped cream can be spooned into shortcakes, on top of pancakes or waffles too.
- It pipes well for flourishes, borders and more.
- I love piping some on top of no bake cheesecakes, key lime pies and more for added flare.
If you are a frosting fanatic like me, check out my Frosting 101. It goes through the different types of frosting and links to all sorts of delicious recipes!