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Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 Blogger Challenge Post 6: Food Toppings

For this challenge I decided that I would share with you two toppings for breakfast or dessert items that I've been loving recently. The two delicious toppings in question are 1) Homemade Whipped Cream and 2) Homemade Strawberry Sauce. Both are incredibly simple to make and it honestly makes all the difference to prepare them yourself as opposed to buying them pre-made because you can really taste the difference. I actually don't even like store-bought whipped cream because to me it has no flavor and is therefore pointless. 

You all know what whipped cream is good on...pancakes, crepes, milkshakes, pudding, on mixed berries, hot chocolate, pies, etc. But the strawberry sauce is surprisingly versatile as well, it's yummy on pancakes, crepes and waffles as syrup, english muffins, ice cream, toast, and probably a dozen other things. When I make these, I don't follow a recipe exactly, it really comes down to taste and how sweet you like them.

Whipped Cream

To make the Whipped Cream all you really need is Heavy Whipping Cream, Vanilla Extract and Sugar. I strongly suggest you use some type of electric mixer because although you could do it by hand, it will take a while and will seriously be painful (seriously). Here are some step-by-step instructions if you're interested in making it- link! The results are pretty impressive and incredibly delicious- I promise you!


It comes out so fluffy and so crazy good.

Strawberry Sauce

There are many different ways you can make strawberry sauce, as with most things, but when I've made it all I've used are strawberries and a little sugar (I even use Truvia and it's just as amazing). You can either cook it down on the stove and crush the berries as they heat up, or you can put it in a blender for a really smooth mixture. Here's a really simple recipe for this if you're interested- link! You on't be disappointed in this either, it's so warm, slightly sweet and SO flavorful because of the punch the fresh berries give it. Yum!


This was my breakfast yesterday morning...just a couple of whole wheat Eggo Waffles and half a banana covered in the strawberry sauce.


You guys probably saw this in my February Photo Diary but these are the crepes I made for my boyfriend's birthday breakfast with the homemade strawberry sauce and whipped cream.

I highly suggest you guys try these out for yourselves because they are both so delicious and make you seem like you've gone out of your way when they're actually so simple!

Happy first day of spring!!

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14 comments:

  1. The crepes look amazing, and the sauce sounds really good too! I love whipped cream, especially on hot chocolate:)<3

    lameyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Oh yes, I enjoyed several cups of hot chocolate with a big spoonful of whipped cream on top when I made it!

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  2. I loooove homemade whipped cream so this looks AMAZING! You are quite the cook!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, it was! Haha, I don't know if I'd go that far, but I'm flattered that it looks like it! =P

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  3. amazing waffles. i feel like i should make those right now!

    xoxo…beth
    www.fashiondotnow.com

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    1. And so easy since they were just toaster waffles! :)

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  4. Once again those crepes look so good! I looove whipped cream! I could eat it on almost any sweet-- although I try not to :) I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Haha, I would too if I could but unfortunately it's no good for you, shh! Thank you!

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  5. Those crepes look simply amazing! Craving them right now ha


    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. Thank you! I have been too ever since I made them :)

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  6. First of all, this made me hungry. Second, I have tried making homemade whipped cream a couple of times and have failed every single time. Mine never gets fluffy! So I stick with Cool Whip. I am a whipped cream failure.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. Oh noooo!! I wonder why?? It took a while for me, but it did get fluffy eventually! I'd keep trying! :)

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