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Technique Tuesday: Six Cool Whips!

Dessert just got a little crazy! Pour 1/2 cup chilled heavy whipping cream into a bowl, then beat in these fun, flavorful additions.

 

 

1. Purple Cow

Mix it in: Whip the cream to soft peaks. Whisk 5 tbsp. grape jelly until smooth, add to the cream, then whip to stiff peaks.

Serve with: Peanut butter pie

 

2. Double Coconut

Mix it in: Whip the cream to soft peaks. Whisk 5 tbsp. cream of coconut, such as Coco Lopez; whip to stiff peaks. Fold in 2 tbsp. toasted coconut.

Serve with: Chopped pineapple

 

3. Green Apple-Licious

Mix it in: Add 2 tsbp. crushed green apple Jolly Rancher candies to the cream. Chill until candies dissolve; whip to stiff peaks.

Serve with: Butterscotch sundae

 

4. Lemon Cream

Mix it in: Whip the cream to soft peaks. Whisk 5 tbsp. lemon curd; whip to stiff peaks.

Serve with: Strawberry shortcake

 

5. Chocolate Cloud

Mix it in: Whip the cream to soft peaks. Whisk 5 tbsp. chocolate syrup; whip to stiff peaks.

Serve with: Vanilla Pudding

 

6. Pepperminty

Mix it in: Add 1 1/2 tbsp. crushed peppermints to the cream. Chill until candies dissolve; whip to stiff peaks.

Serve with: Hot chocolate

 

 

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Buy a bag of frozen shredded spuds, then mix, pan-fry and top your way to the best-ever breakfast potatoes.

1. Lumberjack Special

Stir it in: chopped browned breakfast sausage

Top it off: butter, maple syrup

 

2. Spicy Ranchero

Stir it in: shredded pepper jack cheese, spicy salsa

Top it off: sour cream, chopped cilantro, squeeze of lime

 

3. Cheeseburger & Fries

Stir it in: browned ground beef, shredded yellow cheddar

Top it off: pickle slices, finely chopped onion

 

4. Veggie Confetti

Stir it in: shredded carrots, parsnips and beets, squeezed dry

Top it off: chopped fresh thyme, sage and parsley

 

5. French Onion

Stir it in: caramelized onions, chopped fresh thyme

Top it off: shredded gruyere

 

6. Everything but the Bagel

Stir it in: sliced red onion, capers

Top it off: sliced smoked salmon, cream cheese

 

By Nina Elder

 

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