Homemade Very Vanilla Whipped Cream & Strawberry Shortcake

This is going to be one of the shortest and yummiest recipes ever that I share probably. The reason I am sharing this with you is because I am SO VERY lucky that I got to college in Lansing, MI, which happens to be the world HQ for the LorAnn Oils Company. You know who they are if you are involved at all in making candy or anything that requires flavor oils. Not only are they right down the road from college, I have spent the last 8 weeks cooking right next a girl named Martha, who works there! Her boss sent a few bottles of coolness to give me to review for the blog and I FINALLY had time to use some and I cracked open the deliciousness called VANILLA BEAN PASTE.

Let me just say that once you go bean paste you won’t go back to extract. Its like using a real vanilla bean without having to split it and its liquid. I LOOOOOOVE IT! It costs about $8 for this 4 oz. bottle and they have a 16 oz. one as well. YOU MUST TRY THIS! You will see the vanilla bean flecks and that is a very good thing so don’t be scared! Its so very delicious!

Strawberry Shortcake w/ Homemade Vanilla Whipped Cream

To make the strawberries: 2 qts of hulled berries and 1/2 c. powdered sugar, sifted. Mash your berries with a potato masher and work the sugar in. Pour over premade shells or homemade bisquits. Seriously a dessert in less than ten minutes. YUM.


Homemade Very Vanilla Whipped Cream
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Recipe type: Condiment
  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 2 tsp. powdered sugar
  1. Add Vanilla and cream together in a chilled bowl and beat until peaks start to form. If you are using a stand mixer put the whip attachment and use about 6 speed for about 5 minutes.
  2. Slowly add your sugar and whip again until peaks form again. Refrigerate.


Special thanks to Martha and LorAnn oils for allowing me to try that delicious vanilla bean paste!

About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. an an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace


  1. Yummy I’ve never used paste but gonna have to try it sounds delish.

  2. I’ve never used vanilla bean paste before. This sounds way too easy and way way too good! Thanks Candy!

  3. JoeyfromSC says:

    okay, had to comment because the fact that the cursor becomes a fork over the pics at the top is just too cool for school haha


    • Awww man I JUST changed my theme too from the food and fork picture but I may try to hack the design and see of I can get it back I loved it!

  4. JoeyfromSC says:

    OOPS, realaized I commented on the wrong post lol-But The whipped cream looks amazing! I love whipped cream!!

  5. This looks amazing! Please link it up at my “Strawberry Linky” party! This will be a great hit!

  6. Vanilla bean paste is great. So much flavor.


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