Champagne Whipped Cream for New Years Eve
December, 2014 · By Coryanne Ettiene
I’m a fan of the fizz. In my house every party is a New Year’s Eve party because I am never far from my favorite bottle of Prosecco. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Champagne, but my bank balance combined with my love of bubbly steers me towards Prosecco more times than not. But on those special occasions when I ignore the numbers and go for pure pleasure, I go with a bottle of Champers in hand. Tossing all sense out the window, I open a bottle and look for everything and anything to bathe in Champagne because when you celebrate New Years Eve properly, grandiose measures are required.
Yes, you can soak berries in Champers, mix up the perfect Champagne punch, or even sip it right from the bottle at midnight, but you can also turn everyday whipped cream into a party that tickles your tastebuds. Light, airy, crisp, creamy and sweet, I’ve been know to eat Champagne whipped cream with a spoon right from the bowl. It’s pure pleasure, almost impossible to resist, and adds a certain charm to nearly everything it touches. By nature it will be softer and less stiff than traditional whipped cream so dollops, not peaks, are the nature of this party beast. Serve it chilled, with Champagne soaked berries for the ultimate last minute party treat.
To make Champagne whipped cream, add 2 cups of heavy whipped cream and 1/2 cup of confection sugar to a stand mixer and beat on high for 2 minutes, or until the peaks form. Scrape the sides, and give it one more quick spin before reducing the speed to medium and slowly add 1/2 cup of Champagne. If you add the Champers too quickly it will curd so take your time, have a sip from your glass and carefully watch the cream. Once all the Champers is folded into the mixer, finish it by turning up the speed to high for 30 seconds to thicken the batch to near peaks. Move the cream to the fridge and chill for 30 minutes before serving. Wishing you all a fabulous New Year’s Eve spent with the ones you love. Cheers to an amazing 2015!