Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe
The perfect homemade Whipped Cream Recipe can be ready in just a few minutes. Heavy whipping cream beaten with pure vanilla extract and powdered sugar until thick and creamy; absolutely delicious on ice cream, with fresh berries, or for any recipe that calls for whipped cream.
Whipped Cream Recipe
There’s nothing better than thick, creamy, rich, sweet whipped cream over top of a warm slice of apple pie, fresh strawberries, on hot peach cobbler, or almost any other dessert for that matter! You’ll love that it’s so quick and easy to make a batch with this Whipped Cream Recipe.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Whipped Cream Recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):
- Heavy whipping cream – be sure your whipping cream is very cold because it will thicken up better.
- Powdered sugar – it’s always best to use powdered sugar when making whipped cream because granulated sugar will either create a gritty texture or it will melt into the cream and mess with the consistency.
- Vanilla extract – use a good quality pure vanilla extract.
Heavy cream vs heavy whipping cream:
You may see heavy cream next to the heavy whipping cream and wonder, is heavy whipping cream the same as heavy cream? As it turns out, heavy whipping cream is usually the very best option when making whipped cream because it has a little higher fat content than regular heavy cream. This means it thickens easiest when whipped and stays thicker after sitting for a little while.
How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream
Chill a large metal mixing bowl (or the bowl of an electric stand mixer) in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
Add whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract to the chilled bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer on low speed. When the whipped cream begins to thicken, increase the speed to medium and beat until stiff peaks form.
Transfer the whipped cream to a bowl or piping bag to serve.
How to Use the Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe
There are so many delicious ways to use up your whipped cream! Here are some of our favorites:
- Ice cream sundae topping
- Dipping fresh fruit and berries
- Topping for a pie or cake
- In any recipe that calls for whipped cream or Cool Whip
- On strawberry shortcake
- With warm chocolate chip cookies
Tip: To make chocolate whipped cream, try adding some unsweetened cocoa powder and beating until well combined. You may need to increase the amount of powdered sugar since the cocoa is bitter.
Stabilized Whipped Cream
Fresh homemade whipped cream is notorious for separating and getting runny after it sits for a little while. If you want to use your whipped cream for something like a cake, you’ll want to be sure to stabilize it. Here are a few methods for making stabilized whipped cream:
Vanilla Pudding – Add 1 tablespoon dry instant vanilla pudding mix to your ingredients and beat as usual. This also adds a little extra vanilla flavor to the whipped cream.
Gelatin – Mix 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin with 1 1/2 tablespoons water and let it sit for 5 minutes to bloom. Add the bloomed gelatin to your cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar and beat as directed. Be sure the gelatin fully incorporates into the whipped cream.
Cream of Tartar – Add 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar to the cream, sugar, and vanilla, and mix as directed.
Storing Leftover Homemade Whipped Cream
Keep the leftover whipped cream in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator for up to five days. It may separate in the fridge, so give it a good stir before serving.
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Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe
- 1 pint 2 cups heavy whipping cream, very cold
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Chill a large metal mixing bowl (or the bowl of an electric stand mixer) in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
- Add whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract to the chilled bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed. When the whipped cream begins to thicken, increase the speed to medium and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Transfer the whipped cream to a bowl or piping bag to serve.