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Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

Learn how to make whipped cream with this easy, versatile homemade whipped cream recipe. 3 simple ingredients are all you need!

Homemade whipped cream in a bowl with fresh strawberries

Few things can divide a family or nation more than discussing whipped cream. Whether you make your own, use Cool Whip, or use the canned stuff…people can be very passionate about their choices.

Personally, I have nothing against any of them. They all have a place in my life.

Cool Whip is handy and convenient and perfect for No Bake Cheesecake recipes. I love that it stays more stable than homemade.

The canned stuff is always in my fridge to top a cup of hot cocoa or a mug of Brown sugar latte.

But homemade whipped cream is by far the best. Especially spooned on top of Italian Lemon Cake, pumpkin pie, French silk pie, and pumpkin cheesecake.

SO let’s get to it!

How to Make Whipped Cream

STEP 1. Start by chilling your mixing bowl. While this isn’t 100% needed, it does help the whipped cream set up quicker and stay set longer! If you don’t have time to chill the bowl, toss some ice cubes into it, swirl for a minute and dry the bowl.

STEP 2. Add heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Attach to electric mixer and beat on medium high for several minutes until peaks form.

STEP 3. Use immediately or store covered with plastic wrap in refrigerator. It should remain fresh for about 2-3 days.

Tips for perfect Whipped Cream

  • Start with COLD whipping cream, and a cold bowl.
  • Change up the flavor of the whipped cream by using a different extract…lemon, peppermint, etc.
  • Add color by adding one drop of gel food coloring with the extract. 
  • What are “stiff peaks?” It simply means that if you hold the whisk (beaters) upside down, the whipped cream will hold it’s shape.
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to use, up to 3 days.

How much Whipped Cream does this make

One batch of this recipe (using 1 cup of the heavy cream) yields about 2 cups of homemade whipped cream.

As a general rule of thumb, whipping cream doubles in size when beaten!

How to Stabilize Whipped Cream

If you want to make this whipped cream recipe to work and act like Cool Whip, which is more stable, double the powdered sugar in this recipe.

The extra sugar will help this whipped cream be thicker and stand up to cakes and cupcakes like a pro!

What to serve with Homemade Whipped Cream

Aside from pies and cakes, you’ll love this simple whipped cream as a dip for fresh fruit.

For a simple dessert, fill a bowl with homemade whipped cream and make a platter of various fruits…apple, berries, and grapes.

More recipes that use Homemade Whipped Cream

Yield: 16 servings

Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Learn how to make whipped cream with this easy, versatile homemade whipped cream recipe. 3 simple ingredients are all you need!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Start by chilling your mixing bowl. While this isn't 100% needed, it does help the whipped cream set up quicker and stay set longer! If you don't have time to chill the bowl, toss some ice cubes into it, swirl for a minute and dry the bowl.
  2. Add heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Attach to electric mixer and beat on medium high for several minutes until peaks form.
  3. Use immediately or store covered with plastic wrap in refrigerator. It should remain fresh for about 2-3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

2 Tbsp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Learn how to make whipped cream with this easy, versatile homemade whipped cream recipe. 3 simple ingredients are all you need!

Aimee

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on November 10, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. One way to stabilize whipping cream is to add gelatin. You beat the cream a little and then drizzle the gelatin in as you whip the rest of the way. The cream will stay for at least 3 days. I use this when I fill cake layers with whipped cream.

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