Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Apr 16, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 22, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Perfectly sweet and airy, this Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe is so delicious. Get the steps to make Whipped Cream From Scratch, the best addition to desserts of all kinds! You just need 2 simple ingredients to elevate your drink or dessert!

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I can find thousands of ways to use this this quick and easy recipe. In fact, just writing this post sends me off into a sweet daydream, wishing I had some on top of the strawberries I am snacking on.

This is one of those essential recipes that everyone should have in their baking reportoire. It’s the perfect topping to so many desserts, and once you realize how simple it is to make, you’ll never go back to store bought whipped cream.

In fact, I love homemade whipped cream so much that I love adding seasonal flavors throughout the year. Have you tried my eggnog whipped cream? Don’t miss that one! 

Truly, it’s beyond simple. All you need is a mixer and a little patience. You’ll be rewarded with a delightful airy and sweet cream that will thrill your friends and family!

It will elevate any dessert or drink you use it with. (You can also eat it right out of the bowl… not that I know anyone who’s ever done that!)

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Whipped Cream Ingredients

  1. Heavy Whipping Cream – Often labeled as heavy cream or whipping cream, this rich, thick cream beats up beautifully.
  2. Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioner’s sugar, it’s refined powdery texture gives whipped cream a luxurious consistency.

Optional: Your favorite extract like this homemade vanilla extract, orange, lemon, almond, the options are endless!

There are 2 (or 3) ingredients in this easy recipe. With that in mind, it’s essential to buy quality ingredients. 

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How To Make Whipped Cream From Scratch

  1. In a mixing bowl with a hand mixer or a traditional stand mixer, cream the powdered sugar and vanilla extract together along with the heavy whip.
  2. Gradually increase speed until stiff peaks form.

You’ll know it’s done when it begins to hold its shape. Don’t overmix!

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Serving Suggestions

  • Add it to your coffee and hot cocoa bar when entertaining or whenever you want that extra special touch.
  • Serve on top of fruits and berries of all kinds.
  • On top of pie…need I say more? It’s good on any kind, from classic pumpkin pie to fruit-based pies. (Try it on top of this chocolate pie, and thank me later!)
  • Add a dollop to New York Cheesecake – classic, no bake cheesecake or even pumpkin cheesecake.
  • Add a bit to the top of your ice cream and shakes.
  • Try a little on your waffles or pancakes and you won’t regret it.
  • Brownies! Have you ever made my peanut butter brownies? Oh my!

Oh, the options are endless and all SO delicious! Forget the cool whip, homemade whipped topping is where it’s at.

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Tips To Achieve The Perfect Whipped Cream

  • Use very cold heavy whipping cream.
  • You can even freeze your mixing bowl and mixer attachments to add an extra chilled element.
  • Don’t over-whip! It’s better to under-whip than over-whip.
  • I prefer to wait until the last minute to make my whipped cream. You can prepare it in advance up to four hours and it will keep most of its volume. 
  •  Yes, you can freeze the leftovers! It works surprisingly well.
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Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

Julie Blanner
Perfectly sweet and airy, this Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe is so delicious. Get the steps to make Whipped Cream From Scratch, the best addition to desserts of all kinds! You just need 2 whipped cream ingredients to elevate your dessert!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 117 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a mixer or mixing bowl, beat heavy cream on low gradually increasing speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar. You can add more to taste if you prefer it sweeter.

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Notes

Variations

  • Add an Extract – Vanilla, lemon, orange, lime, or almond for a hint of additional flavor.
  • Add Your Favorite Spice – Cocoa powder, cinnamon or nutmeg work well.

Tips

  • Use very cold heavy whipping cream.
  • You can even freeze your mixing bowl and mixer attachments to add an extra chilled element.
  • Don’t over-whip! It’s better to under-whip than over-whip. You know it’s done when it begins to hold it’s shape.

To Store

  • Refrigerate – I prefer to wait until the last minute to make my whipped cream. You can prepare it in advance up to four hours and it will keep most of its volume. 
  • Freeze the leftovers! It works surprisingly well.

Nutrition

Calories:117kcalCarbohydrates:9gFat:8gSaturated Fat:5gCholesterol:32mgSodium:9mgPotassium:17mgSugar:8gVitamin A:350IUVitamin C:0.2mgCalcium:15mg
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