Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cinnamon Cream Fruit Dip

It's a proven fact that if you give kids something to dip their fruit into, they'll eat more fruit. At least it works for my kids, anyway! Here's the recipe for one of our very favorite fruit dips:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

This works best when you start with a chilled (ten minutes in the freezer) mixing bowl and whisk (or whisk attachment).

In a stainless steel mixing bowl, whisk the whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add in the extract, sugar and cinnamon. Continue whisking until the cream reaches a "dippable" consistency and soft peaks begin to form. (Lift your whisk up out of the cream. If peaks stand up, you're set!) Serve cold with fruit for dipping. We love it with apples, but the flavor would work with nearly any fruit your family likes. I use my stand mixer and it takes just a couple of minutes. If you whisk it by hand it will take a little longer, and it will feel like forever!

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