Santa’s Peppermint Whipped Cream
With Christmas quickly approaching, my favorite thing to do is spend time in the kitchen with my kids! There are a few things we always make, including sugar cookies, reindeer food, and Santa’s Peppermint Whipped Cream. It tastes like fluffy candy canes and sugar cream. We pretend that there’s a little snow in there too since it doesn’t snow where we live. YUM!
My kids are in preschool and kindergarten, so I always use the kitchen as a place to practice counting and following written directions. With Santa’s Peppermint Whipped Cream, we also practice patterning as well color recognition with the fun sprinkles.
The kitchen is a wonderful place to exercise math skills with your young ones! Add the smell of warm sugar cookies and peppermint whipped cream (with a little Christmas music in the background) and you are creating priceless memories with your kids. They love the magic inside Santa’s Peppermint Whipped Cream …… anything from Santa is more magical!
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 cup of Horizon’s Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract (depending on how creamy or how minty your kids like it).
- Star sprinkles
- Electric mixer
As you can see, my son made some in his blue kids mixer. We genuinely love to be in the kitchen together!
Horizon’s bright red container heavy whipping cream is festive and perfect for making the fluffiest whipped cream with Santa’s special peppermint recipe!
To make Santa’s Peppermint Whipped Cream:
- Put the whipping cream and the sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk it on high for 2 minutes.
- Add in the peppermint extract and mix on high for another minute until peaks form in the whipped cream. This is where you can get creative. Have your kids do a taste test and decide the texture and the strength of the peppermint. Tell your kids that good chefs always taste their work! Some prefer a creamier whipped topping, and some prefer a fluffier whipped topping with extra peppermint. My kids like it a little in between with 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint.
- Have your kids separate the star sprinkles into red and green piles. My kids create patterns and like to count how many they each find. What an easy way to sneak a little math practice into holiday cooking!
- Place the whipped cream in a dish that is easy to scoop out.
- Let your kids place the sprinkles on top (kids are really good at this part, so be sure to let them do it!)
Santa’s Peppermint Whipped Cream is yummy on top of hot chocolate, pie, or even ice cream. You could also nibble on some with a spoon (we don’t judge!).
Keep leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
To learn more about all of the fun and festive things you can make with Horizon this holiday season, see their products HERE. I’m loving the egg nog!
Happy holidays and have fun creating memories with your kiddos this year!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.