This is how I stabilize my whip cream, I passed it down to family members now I pass it too you.
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 Tablespoon cold water
1 cup cold heavy or whipping cream
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions how to make:
In the bowl of a mixer, beat the cream until it gets thick and starts to form peaks. Gradually make your way to high speed otherwise you will be wearing it. And so will your counters, ceiling, floors, you get the idea.
Gradually add in your sugar. I used confectioners sugar here, but usually I am too lazy and use plain old granulated sugar.
Add in your stabilizing agent of choice. (If you are using Whip-it though, that goes in first.)
Flavor it however you want. I am loving vanilla bean paste right now so I am using it in everything.