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Pancakes with whipped cream

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Some say that it's the quality of ingredients that makes for good food. That’s true, but I would also argue that the quality of time is important. The time we take to make good food results in wonderful meals and memories together. This recipe for whipped cream cheese frosting demands that we not cut corners—and it rewards us with the fluffiest, most delicious topping for anything ever, from cupcakes to french toast. Sometimes a little extra time and attention makes things a lot better.

15 mins

SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

1 cup white sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

DIRECTIONS

Using a hand mixer, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and silky, then fold in whipped cream carefully, being sure not to press out its fluffy air.

COOKING TOGETHER

KIDS CAN:

  • Beat the whipping cream. A fun test to know if it’s done is if it holds it’s form turned upside down... over your head! This always makes my kids laugh.
  • Beat the cream cheese mixture together.
  • Fold everything together!

GROWN-UPS CAN:

  • Teach kids how to safely use a hand mixer. They are light and pretty easy to handle for most kids, but need some oversight.
  • Make time for cooking together. Long, lazy afternoons of puttering around the kitchen will be time well spent!
A photo of Cheryl.

Cheryl Knecht Muñoz

Cheryl is the Founder and Owner of Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, a cooking school for kids and their families in River Forest, IL. As a chef, instructor, and working mom, she is passionate about growing, cooking, and sharing good food together.

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