Summer solstice is on June 21st but here in south Florida we are really feeling the heat! It’s time for juicy cocktails, sunny barbecues and tons of fresh fruit, with lots of sweet savory whipped cream on top. Since summer is all about fun, I spent the weekend experimenting with alcohol infused whipped cream, and it was a great success! Here is a couple of recipes we found to be fun and delicious! Start by adding your standard whipped cream ingredients into the canister:
– 1 pint regular whipping cream
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/4 cup powdered sugar(to taste)
Then add about 1 1/2 tablespoon rum or bourbon – I found that, that was the perfect measurement for my taste, but it might be to strong or to weak for you, so play around with it. It turns out fabulous for fresh fruit, we put cantaloupe, berries, fresh strawberries and watermelon, big hit! We also made an authentic cuban mojito and topped it with mint flavored whipped cream and rum. After the basic whipped cream recipe as written above add 1/4 teaspoon mint extract and 1 tablespoon mint paste made from fresh mint leaves, and 1 tablespoon of rum, or to taste. You could also use chai extract, about 1/2 teaspoon of chai.