A small amount of extract or ground spices can be whisked into whipped cream to dress it up, but we wanted a way to infuse the flavor of ingredients like citrus zest, herbs, or tea leaves so that their texture wouldn’t be distracting.
Heating the cream with the flavoring will extract the most flavor, but the strained cream won’t whip to the proper volume unless it’s chilled long enough for most of its fat to resolidify. Refrigerating overnight is an option, but we found a faster approach. To make 2 cups of whipped cream:
|Tea Leaves||2 tablespoons||Earl Grey–Berries, Jasmine-Chocolate|
|Citrus Zest||1/2 teaspoon||Lemon or Lime-Berries, Orange-Chocolate, Lemon-Almond|
|Minced Herbs||2 tablespoons||Rosemary-Lemon, Basil-Peach, Mint-Chocolate|