It's hard to believe, but Valentine's Day is right around the corner. I'm not one to go crazy over V-Day festivities, in fact, most of my Valentine traditions revolve around food. Whether it's going out for a great dinner with my husband or staying in to make a "gourmet" meal, we love to share our love day over a delicious dish.
In fact, our first Valentine's Day involved staying home to make a 3 course gourmet meal (I even typed up a menu!), and his gift to me was a teddy bear and Godiva chocolate covered strawberries. What do they say? The way to a woman's heart is through her stomach? Well it's true for me.
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be about all diamonds and roses (although it very well could be!). For our family, though, it's all about being together.
When I think of Valentine dessert, few things to come to mind: chocolate, and whipped cream. I mean, whipped cream itself is just so sweet, and rich and well....sexy.
As everyone knows by now, baking is not my forte, but when it comes to whipped cream, who needs to bake? It's simply perfect on its own.
And who can go wrong with perfectly cut strawberries (or any berries), placed in a martini glass and topped with Gay Lea Whipped Cream? I actually made this dessert for Isabelle, swapping out the glass martini glass for a plastic tupperware and she loved it.
If you're having an adults-only meal, why not try a champagne float to accompany your dessert? Again, super simple.
Fill a champagne flute with your favourite bubbly and top with whipped cream. It's as easy as that. I added a strawberry garnish, cause, well, I'm fancy that way.
And after your very romantic, gourmet meal, a delicious, creamy dessert and at least one glass of bubbly, it's time for bed. What you do with the whipped cream there, though, is up to you. :)
Happy Valentine's Day! What's your favourite way to use Gay Lea Whipped Cream?
Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.