Dinner was delicious. Dessert was heavenly! S made a strawberry shortcake with a very special whipped cream. She asked me to guess what the secret ingredient was. After tasting it, I guessed nutmeg or possibly cloves. I was wrong. The whipped cream was flavored with basil. Yes, basil!!
She explained how she simmered the heavy cream with leaves of basil the cream, removed the basil, strained the cream, and then refrigerated the basil cream until she whipped it. Oh my gosh ~ it was so delicious! I absolutely loved it as did my husband.
Have you ever tasted whipped cream with basil?