The key to good whipped cream is not to over whip it. Most recipes say to whip “until soft peaks form” and they’re absolutely right. You want the cream to be just solid but still soft, not hard and stiff. Make sure the bowl you use is larger than you think you need, since the cream will expand as air is whipped into it. It also helps to chill the bowl so the cream stays cold.
You can play around and try different flavors. Peppermint extract would be nice, as would maple. Vanilla extract is standard yet delicious. Strawberries, grapes, dried apricots, and different types of nuts and chocolates make great accompaniments.
Have fun wowing your friends with this easy dessert!