How creamy is TOO creamy?
If I had to choose a favorite food group, it would probably be dairy. Growing up in Wisconsin, and not enjoying meat much, I ate a lot of dairy, sauerkraut, and cherries. I love whipped cream more than most people. I like it better than bacon.
When I was a kid, I used to stare at this album cover in countless thrift shops envying this gal:
The good news is that we live within screaming distance of the Birchwood Cafe, which means we stop in regularly for coffees while we're out with the dog. Sometimes we grab treats from their dessert case "to go". I never get whipped cream on my coffee drinks though...
The Birchwood offers quality, sustainable food at decent prices.
Here is just some of the sustainable/local product available at The Birchwood:
ROOTS & FRUITS
RIVERBEND ORGANIC FARMS
IZZY'S ICE CREAM
Anyhoo, I want to get to the subject at hand: WHIPPED CREAM.
The Birchwood always has a dynamite selection of desserts beaming in a glass case. So while you order your turkey burger or vegan bean soup, you're eyeing up the mixed berry crisp in the case. Nestled among the desserts is a heaping bowl of home made whipped cream, and you can have said whipped cream dalloped atop your key lime pie if you're smart.
On our last visit, gerg scraped off his whipped cream from his dessert. I was shocked.
"It's too creamy," he explained. "It's like eating whipped butter."
"You're insane," I explained. "I like it thick and creamy."
Whipped cream is to be whipped for sure. I like mine to be a little thicker than your average Cool Whip...and something the consistency of Redi-whip is awfully watery to me.
The Birchwood's falls on the side of creamier than Cool Whip fo sho. Is the Birchwood Cafe's whipped cream TOO creamy?
I say no. Gerg says yes.
[where: 55406, Local Food, St. Paul, Twin Cities, Minnesota]