Heavy Whipping Cream. It’s Real.

Diana Beebe's Blog, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, Diana Beebe, science fiction, middle grade fantasy, fantasyThis is only the third post that I’ve written for the letter H. The first one made my head hurt. The second one was a real  s t r e t c h  for the letter. You would have had to use your imagination to make it work.

Instead, I give you heavy whipping cream, because, well, yum. And, also, because I hate those non-dairy whipped toppings in the frozen section that don’t have a single ingredient that I can pronounce.

While I’m not great about avoiding those unpronounceable chemicals, I am trying to be more aware of them and not feed them to my family.

So pie. (For fun, that link goes to a wiki site devoted to the TV show Supernatural. I couldn’t resist. It’s pie.)

Diana Beebe's Blog, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, Diana Beebe, science fiction, middle grade fantasy, fantasyMockingbird and Armadillo like pie. It’s a recipe based on my grandmother’s chocolate pie called “Watergate.” Since I don’t have all the time in the world, though, I use a premade Oreo crust instead of making the pecan crust from scratch. (Ignore the fact that it’s a processed food with ingredients I can’t pronounce, because it’s made from Oreos. Don’t judge. This is about the topping.)

I whip up the heavy whipping cream with a little bit of powdered sugar. It tops off the pie nicely.

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The only draw back is that it goes bad much faster than the fake topping stuff does. Does that stuff even go bad?

How on earth does chocolate pie go bad in my house? (*shocked face* I know!) It’s a freakish thing. I can’t even explain it.

Heavy whipping cream. It’s what’s for topping. 😉

What’s your favorite dessert? Do you whip your topping or go for the ready-to-go topping?

8 comments on… “Heavy Whipping Cream. It’s Real.”

  1. Pie! With homemade whipped cream!! Growing up, I was definitely not a pie fan. The only exception to this rule was my mom’s pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. Why? Because she topped it with a dollop of her homemade whipped cream. (I probably had three or four large dollops…) I can still remember when she taught me how to whip the cream – to stop before it turned to butter! Today, though the occasions are few and far between, I love making both the pie and the whipped cream. We always added just a splash of vanilla to the cream and sugar. Yum 🙂

    • Diana Beebe

      Stop before it turns into butter! Love that. Next time I’ll whip it longer and add vanilla. 🙂

      Come over for a slice!

  2. My mother always, always made whipped cream from scratch. My husband is the same way. He and I make it, mostly him 🙂 and that’s all he’ll eat on his desserts.

    • Diana Beebe

      It’s super easy, especially with the Oreo crust.

      1. Whip cream cheese with a little powdered sugar. Smooth a thin layer onto the entire crust. (That’s the thin white layer in the picture.)

      2. Mix up two small boxes of chocolate pudding mix with the pie filling recipe on the box (2 3/4 cups of milk). It’s the only thing I measure. 😀

      3. Top with the whipped cream tipping. Sprinkle crushed Oreos (or mini chocolate chips) on top.

      4. Chill for an hour to set.


  3. Back in the day (pre diabetes) I used to love eating all kinds fruit pies and pastries. Post diabetes, desserts now are basically limited to sugar free cookies in the evening and the occasional apple at lunch.

    A-Z Challenge at Father Nature’s Corner

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