Be warned - once you use Meadowbrook Farms heavy cream to make whipped cream you will be ruined for any other whipped cream. Period. I don't know where the stuff is available retail, I just add it to my weekly order when I need a fix, but it is in your best interest to find this glorious dairy product.
This time of the year, all it takes for a perfect ending (which often exceeds a happy ending), is some whipped cream, some berries or other fruit, and perhaps an angel food or pound cake. Simple.
You do make your own whipped cream, right? Because it is so easy, there's really no reason to ingest funky chemicals (hello, Cool Whip) when all it takes is heavy cream, sugar and perhaps a few dribbles of vanilla or some other extract or liqueur of your liking. For no logical or legitimate reason, I don't own a hand mixer so I do my whipping by hand - always using a stainless bowl which has spent a little time in the refrigerator getting cool. Whip, whip, beat, beat and in a few short minutes you've got yourself a delectable confection ready to be used as dip (fingers allowed), a frosting or the perfect thing to dollop into after dinner coffees. Make this and be happy with summer's simple delights.