With the holidays upon us, whipped cream is everywhere! On top of hot cocoa, dolloped on a delicious slice of pumpkin pie, whatever the case may be, whipped cream is a favorite addition this time of year. Now although traditional whipped cream is absolutely delicious, this festive spin will leave your taste buds begging for more!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Sweet, Delicious Pumpkins!</p></h4>
With the fall season upon us, so is the re-emergence of pumpkin products on the shelves—yay! However, despite it’s claim to fame in things like pumpkin spice lattes, it turns out, pumpkin is full of incredible health benefits. Pumpkins help keep us strong and healthy. In just a single serving of pumpkin puree you will get 8-percent of your daily riboflavin requirements, which help the body fight off bacterial infections. Not only is pumpkin rich in riboflavin, but it has lots of folate too. Folate is a folic acid (a B vitamin), which is critical to our immune systems. Research shows that low levels of folate could be linked to a weaker immune system. So eat up!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Let’s Spice Things Up A bit!</p></h4>
Spices are what really help make dishes unique and add amazing flavor. As with most kitchen spices, nutmeg is a carminative that aids in digestion, and can help with those uncomfortable tummy troubles that pop up from time to time. It is also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits.
Helpful trace minerals found in nutmeg include potassium, calcium, iron and manganese, and it also contains antioxidants, Vitamin C and some B vitamins. Who would have thought a dash of nutmeg could have all that!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream</p></h4>
<h5>Prep Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 10-12</h5>
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</p></h5>
* 1 pint heavy whipping cream
* ½ cup pumpkin puree
* 1 tablespoon cinnamon
* ½ teaspoon nutmeg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* ½ teaspoon maple extract
* ¼ cup granulated swerve
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions:</p></h5>
1. Using an electric mixer, whip heavy cream, granulated swerve, vanilla extract and maple extract until stiff peaks form.
2. Gently fold in pumpkin puree and spices until well combined.
3. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.