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Friday, August 11, 2006

Five Ingredient Friday

Since I was a little busy last Friday and didn't get to do a recipe, I'll do two quick ones for today!

Lemony Whipped Cream
Strawberry shortcake wouldn't be the same without whipped cream. Here's the classic recipe with a refreshing twist - a hint of lemon.

1 C whipping or heavy cream, chilled
1/8 tsp lemon extract
2 to 3 Tbsp sugar, to taste

Chill a large (preferably metal) bowl and beater from an electric mixer in the fridge for 10-15 min. (This helps keep the cream cold so it will whip faster and hold its shape better.) Pour the cream into the bowl and beat it on medium speed until it starts to thicken. Add the lemon extract and sugar. Continue to beat the cream until it is soft and billowy and holds slight peaks. If the cream shows the slightest sign of becoming lumpy, stop beating immediately. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until serving time.


Dannon Smoothie
1 C Dannon LIght 'N Fit
1/2 C juice (pick your juice - orange, cranberry, grapefruit, pineapple)
1/2 C diced fruit (fresh or canned - bananas, peaches, blueberries, strawberries)
1/2 C ice cubes

Place together in a blender; blend on high for a minute until smooth.

I used the vanilla yogurt, OJ and bananas and it was delicious!

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chelle said...

mmm those sound yummy!

Overwhelmed! said...

Ooh, both of these sound yummy!

I never thought about using lemon extract in my whipped cream. I usually make mine with sugar and a tsp. of vanilla extract. I'll have to try lemon next time. :)

Thanks for participating!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

mmmthe smoothie sounds delicious. And I ordered that gel my back ahs been bothering me.


Beck said...

Those sounds terrific! My kids love smoothies.

Miranda said...

They both sound yummy. There's nothing better than fresh whipped cream.

Sandra said...

Ooohhhh those sound so good, and it reminds me that i need to go participate LOL

Have a great day Michelle :)

Nikkie said...

That smoothie sounds yummy! Both sound really easy too!

3catsmeow4me said...

Sounds good

Barb said...

Two recipes for the price of one! And they both sound great. I love these simple things - I'd never think of something like this. Another few weeks of FIF and I'm going to reduce my time in the kitchen by about 90%!

Catch said...

mmmm this smoothie sounds refreshing......can I add a little vodka! lol

Kathleen Marie said...

I LOVE Smoothies. In fact I had one posted last week. Both sound really yummy! Thank for posting!