Drop the potatoes and the garlic cloves in a sauce pan.
Add the chicken or vegetable stock.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
Drain. Add the butter and the spices.
Using a potato masher, or a large fork, smash the potatoes and the garlic. Keep working until the butter, salt, pepper, and cream are blended in.
Give the potatoes a quick stir. Serve hot garnished with parsley. Optionally, reserve some melted butter, about 2 tablespoons, and pour it on top before serving.