After making the Gin Vanilla, it occurred to me that I could use this mixture in place of regular vanilla…for anything! Cookies, pancakes, sauces, ice cream, etc. And then, couldn’t I use just regular gin in place of vanilla?
Enter the Gin Whipped Cream. This is really lovely and different from the Cool Whip you buy from the freezer and spoon into your mouth on a hot August Sunday. (Ahem.) It’s rich, creamy, and scented with the notes of the gin. There’s no cooking, so much of the flavor and nose is preserved in sugary-cream form.
This is a rather simple recipe:
12 oz heavy whipping cream
4 Tbls Sugar
1/2 oz Gin, or Gin Vanilla
Whip all of this together with a mixer in a metal bowl, until soft peaks form.
Voila. It’s good with everything – berries, ice cream, itself.
Now, the real challenge here is combining this into a cocktail. A Gin Vanilla jam drink with Gin Jam topped with Gin Whipped Cream? A knitted hat to the first person that makes this. ;P