Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Makes about 3 1/2 cups

Use this delicious vanilla bean whipped cream when making Matt Lewis's Classic Diner-Style Chocolate Pie.


  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 vanilla bean

  • ¼ cup sugar


  1. Chill the bowl and whisk attachment of an electric mixer. Place cream in a medium bowl. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape seeds into cream. Add bean to cream; whisk to combine. Cover mixture and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. Strain cream mixture through a fine mesh sieve into chilled bowl of an electric mixer. Transfer bowl to mixer fitted with chilled whisk attachment; beat on medium speed for 1 minute.

  3. With the mixer running, sprinkle in sugar. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until soft peaks form. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate, up to 2 hours.

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