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Whipped Cream Race

One of our favorite recipes at Sugar Beet Schoolhouse Cooking School is really not a recipe at all... it’s a culinary relay race to see who can whip up cream the fastest by hand. Each team is given a cup of heavy cream and a whisk and they are OFF! The whisks make so much noise that you can barely hear the kids cheering on their teammates. “Faster, faster!!” It’s so much fun. When a team member’s arms are tired, they pass to their partner to keep whisking. This is seriously hard work. The winning team is the first to be able to hold their bowl upside down over their head without the cream falling. Try this relay race at home. It’s guaranteed fun and you end up with delicious homemade whipped cream and tired kids—win-win.

5 mins

SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

DIRECTIONS

You can use an immersion blender or hand mixer to whip the cream, but it’s more fun to have the kids do it by hand with a whisk.

Place whipping cream in a large mixing bowl and, using a large balloon whisk, beat vigorously (like really vigorously!) for about 5 minutes, until the cream is stiff. Add sugar and vanilla and blend. Serve immediately.

COOKING TOGETHER

KIDS CAN:

  • Measure cream and other ingredients
  • Whip the cream!

GROWN-UPS CAN:

  • Referee the race!
  • Encourage and help with technique. (Little arms tire easily.)
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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