Today we’re whipping it, whipping it..kind of mediocre as we stroll down Avenue Q of The A-Z of Cooking (1977). Quick Desserts is the chapter and Strawberry Whip is the verse.
I’ll give The A-Z this. The Strawberry Whip is quick to make. However, I’m going to come right out and say it. This was not for me. But surprisingly not for the reason I thought it would. The strawberry whip is a cross between a milkshake and an ice cream, kind of like a thickshake.
I am not a milk drinker.
Even as a child, a glass of milk would make me gag. So, I fiddled with the recipe provided by The A-Z because there was no way I could have faced it. I halved the milk and doubled the ice cream. I left out the ice cubes.
And I still had to give it up after about three mouthfuls. Not for the reason I thought I might which was the milky strawberry mix. No, it was because my first mouthful was of straight whipped cream and that was me gone. I KNOW! What kind of freak doesn’t like whipped cream? This kind of freak apparently.. . And I semi-defy anyone to eat a whole mouthful of whipped cream and enjoy it. Oh? You did? And you liked it? You’ll LOVE the strawberry whip then!
However, whilst we’re bitching about it? Don’t even bother with the brandy. I felt it was a bit redundant to add vanilla to vanilla ice cream so
I used the brandy. I couldn’t taste it at all. My recommendation would be to save your booze (and your vanilla) for when it counts.
That’s all folks, we’re done with Q. But before we hit R, the bunny cometh, and to celebrate I made bread. It was good. Really good.