Lately we have been asked about some sugar substitutes for whipped cream, so we thought we would let you know of a simple recipe using a different kind of sweetener, called Agave nectar. Agave nectar is quickly gaining notoriety among health-conscious consumers for it’s incredible properties as a sweetener – 3 times sweeter than honey! In today’s diet, agave nectar is seen as a healthy, raw alternative to sugar, corn syrups, and artificial sweeteners. Because agave is almost 100% fructose, it has a low glycemic index, meaning it has lower impact on our blood sugar levels. This means that its chemical composition gives us the same sweet flavor without the unpleasant “sugar rush” that is associated with normal sugar or artificial corn syrup. Many diabetics have found agave to be a safe alternative to conventional sweeteners for exactly this reason. Here is a simple recipe we use, and we find it quite enjoyable.
1 pint regular whipping cream
1 tablespoon light agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
Give it a try and let us know how you like it, or if you have a better recipe, let us know!