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Homemade Whipped Cream

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Homemade whipped cream is light, airy, and easy to make. It only takes three ingredients and five minutes to create the perfect topping for drinks and pies!

Homemade whipped cream only takes a handful of ingredients and less than ten minutes to prepare. Best of all, it’s blank slate for creating your own unique whipped toppings.

For example, add a little cocoa powder and extra sugar and you have chocolate whipped cream.

The list goes on and on. In fact, this recipe is the most used condiment in our personal kitchen. We use it on cakes, cobblers, drinks, pancakes, and pies.

Basically, if you see whipped cream in a photo, this is the recipe we used. So, let’s get started so you can try it yourself.

A bowl of homemade whipped cream sitting next to a piping bag.

Homemade Whipped Cream Instructions:

First, grab a large mixing bowl and a hand mixer. Or, if you have a stand mixer, use that instead. Just be sure to use the whisk attachment.

After that, measure out the ingredients and dump them into the bowl.

A mixing bowl with the cream, sugar, and vanilla added to it.

Typically, Kim or I will will whip the mixture on low to start, then increase it to medium after about one (1) minute has passed.

Then, continue to blend the mixture on medium speed for about three to four (3-4) more minutes. At that point, the heavy cream should start to form fluffy peaks.

The cream, sugar, and vanilla have been whipped until peaks formed.

That’s it, your homemade whipped cream is done. See, that was super easy and so much better than anything you’ll get from a can or tub.

Try it on a crisp and tell us which one you prefer. Kim and I hope you enjoy the recipe and wish you all the best 🙂

Large photo of the finished homemade whipped cream in a ramekin.

Whipped Cream Tips:

How long does homemade whipped cream last? Usually, when stored in a sealed container, in your fridge, whipped cream will last up to five (5) days.

Can whipped topping substitute whipped cream? That depends on the recipe. For example, there are certain ice box pies that will work better if you use a whipped topping substitute.

So, in short, check the recipe first before you assume anything. Do you need a cold bowl to make whipped cream?

No, you don’t need to chill the bowl. I know a lot recipes start out that way, but it’s not required.

I can tell you this based on my own experiences in both commercial and personal kitchens.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Homemade Whipped Cream

Large photo of the finished homemade whipped cream in a ramekin.

Homemade whipped cream is light, airy, and easy to make. It only takes three ingredients and five minutes to create the perfect topping for drinks and pies!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and use a hand mixer or hand blender to whip until stiff peaks form, about 3-5 minutes. Other options are to use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment or a blender.
  2. Store unused whipped cream in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of two (2) tablespoons of homemade whipped cream. Actual calories will vary.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8 Serving Size: .25 Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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Debbie

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Just made this and put it on a coconut cream pie!! It’s amazing!! Thank you so much!!

John

Friday 24th of January 2020

Thank you Debbie! Kim and I are glad you enjoyed the whipped cream. Thank you again for coming back to comment on a rate the recipe card. Have a lovely day :)