Yes, you read that right. Cherry Fun Dip Whipped Cream. I like to think that my kid’s don’t eat a lot of junk food. But I would be kidding myself. Due to food allergies we steer clear of ice creams, cupcakes and cookies when out and about. But I am learning that I over compensate for that with candy. I really am trying to work on that this year. But there are a few days out of the year, when an extra special treat just makes sense. And Valentine’s Day is just that. If you didn’t see my Stout Brownie post the other day I became obsessed with all the things you can do with homemade whipped cream. So I decided to see if I could flavor it with candy. Well, let me be perfectly honest. I originally tried cherry jello, and since I am a novice in the kitchen, I had no idea that the gelatin would make the heavy cream get crunk. That is really just the best way to describe it. It’s not just a dance you know. It is totally what it turns in to when you add jello to heavy whipping cream. I mean it started out fine, and then BAM! Crunk. Lauren suggested trying a powdered candy and I knew right away she was on to something.
Now is the perfect time to find multi packs of Fun Dip at Target. I didn’t think I would have trouble finding Fun Dip, but it isn’t easy to just buy one or two bags of it (Note to my local OC peeps: the Irvine Spectrum has a candy store in the Target wing that does sell them by the piece). I picked up a package of Valentine’s sized Fun Dips and picked out all the cherry (blue would just be super grody – not really – pink is just cuter). Making the Cherry Fun Dip Whipped Cream is really easy. I use a cup of heavy whipping cream, a TBSP of powdered sugar and 8) .5 ounce packs of cherry Fun Dip. I’m not sure if the regular, individually sold packages are bigger than this so just know that you will need about 4 total ounces of the powder.
How awesome will your kids think you are when you surprise them with this on Valentine’s Day morning in their chocolate milk. Oh, you don’t serve this type of trash to your kids that early? Then by all means, save this for afternoon snack.