Whether you're serving up pie, cake, pudding, or a sky-high ice cream sundae, there's one thing all of these desserts have in common. They're all made better with a dollop (okay, a few dollops) of lightly sweetened homemade whipped cream. Or perhaps you prefer a no-bake icebox cake or an easy trifle, where whipped cream holds its own as one of the main ingredients.
Either way, knowing how to make a good, sturdy whipped cream is a skill. An important one. So, before turning out your next dessert, make sure you know the essentials, from which ingredients to use to how to make a whip that doesn't deflate, and what to do with any leftovers.