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!


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  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 3-4 days.


  • How do you make Stabilized 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.
  • How long does whipped cream last? When you store whipped cream properly, it will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • How do you fix runny whipped cream? If your whipped cream is too runny, use more powdered sugar. Overbeating whipped cream can cause it to curdle and fall apart, so keep your eye on it.

Nutrition Information:



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.

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