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    I know this is probably a stupid question... but when people say "berries and cream" do they mean a bowl of berries with some liquid cream poured on top?


    Or is it some sort of whipped cream? (I'd assume without sugar... but...yeah...)


    Cause every time people say "berries and cream" I want some, but I don't have much experience with cream in general. Such a dumb question I'm sure, but... how else am I supposed to learn? haha.

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    When I talk about berries and cream, lately I mean berries with some liquid whipping cream poured over the top. It's delish. Sometimes I'll also whip up some cream (doesn't really need anything added to it) and just dip strawberries in it. Also very good. Currently I'm on a blueberries and cream kick. Mmmm - that sounds good right now actually.

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      When I saw the title of this thread I immediately thought of that annoying Starburst commercial from a few years ago.

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        The real name for sweetened, vanilla flavored whipped cream is chantilly cream, or la creme chantilly. So you'd actually be properly following their directions by not adding sugar.

        You can safely leave out the sugar (or add a packet of the sweetener of your choice, if you like), but you might prefer to leave in a dash of vanilla extract for flavor.

        I have one of those super fun nitrous oxide whipped cream canisters (you can also make chocolate mousse by melting chocolate into the cream and then chilling the canister after charging it..mmm.), but a hand beater or stick blender or whatever works well too.

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          Ha! I remember that commercial. You're right, very annoying.

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            Hey FlyNavyWife not a stupid question at all, (I just asked DCKMY why she would have sugar free syrup with bacon and eggs!).


            The cream I use is just pure cream. A bowl of brambleberries with a bit of cream on top, no sugar or whipping needed, though you could whip it but it tastes good just as it is…mmm.

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              I'm on a bluebberries and cream kick myself. So good and satisfying. I just use the liquid heavy whipping cream and pour over the top of the berries.

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                Whoa, nick, that canister thingy sounds awesome... do you have a link to what you have ? I'd love to see it (and possibly get one too).


                This all sounds quite delicious... and I make my own vanilla extract, so a dash of vanilla in some cream, whipped up, would probably be quite tasty...mmm.


                Next shopping trip = cream. haha.

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                  Also, I have no idea what commercial you guys are talking about... guess it's not a bad thing to not have cable TV, huh? heh.

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                    The one I have is the iSi ThermoWhip. I think it's around $160 at Williams-Sonoma, but $115-120 online. This site has good prices and selection: http://www.creamright.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=C#whipcream


                    I got mine as a christmas gift from my mother in law, and was entirely shocked when I found out how much it had cost (initially thought it was about 50 bucks). I'm sure if I'd bought it myself I'd have gone for one of the $40 ones. The cartridge prices of like $8-9 dollars for 24 are about right (they'll happily charge you $10.99 for 10 of them at any retail store). I found some slightly cheaper on amazon and ordered 72 of them so I'm set for a while.


                    Whipped cream probably lasts 3-4 days in the fridge. Although usually I only fire it up for when I have a bunch of people over for dinner, and they expend it all immediately on their desserts.


                    They also sell seltzer bottles and CO2 cartridges so you can make your own carbonated drinks at home (or just so you can not have to buy soda water by the liter at the store like a chump if you're planning on making some mojitos or something).

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                      Berries & Cream Starburst Commercial


                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkvhnRAd4V0

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                        I always like to give my cream at least a bit of a whip to thicken if not a complete stiff whip. Berries and cream is good but peaches and cream is hands down the best fruit-cream combo IMO.


                        If you want to dress up your berries and cream you can easily make a creme en glaze by combining cream and egg yolks and then heat over very low in a sauce pan for 10 minutes. Cool in the fridge and then you have a wonderfully thick loose custard. Of course you can sweeten the custard but I think when it is combined with fruit is sweet enough.

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                          I actually made berries and whipped cream for dessert last night. Had some fresh blackberries, blueberries and strawberries.


                          Put the black and straw B's in a bowl. Added the blue's to a food processor. Pulverized them and then added whipping creme. Blueberry whipped creme. Mmmmmmmmm.


                          Turned out pretty well.

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                            Althaur, what a GREAT idea. I bet it sweetened the cream just enough so that cream-phobes would enjoy it.


                            I'm planning to do berries and cream for my primal recipe swap's desert next weekend and make several different types of cream... plain, cocoa, and now blueberry!

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                              Yesterday, in celebrating father's day with my folks, my mom served frozen blueberries and cream as part of dessert (to help me w my primal food plan - thanks mom!). My 19 month old nephew attacked it with fervor frequently uttering mmmm!! mmmm!! He wasn't so fond of the strawberries with a touch of sugar added so I had to high-five the little twerp for his good sense.

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