Make the best Homemade Whipped Cream every time with this easy how-to recipe. All you need are just 3 ingredients and 10 minutes! 

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Are you tired of spending money on something you can easily make at home? Yep, me too. Homemade whipped cream falls right into this category. I think people tend to shy away from making it at home because they think it is super complicated.

I’ve got news for you, it is not hard at all! In fact, it is just the opposite. It is so easy. This recipe only has 3 simple ingredients: heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. That’s it, folks! How awesome is that? 

This is a recipe you will want to bookmark to keep handy. I rarely buy the aerosol can of whipped cream anymore because this recipe is so easy to make. Plus it tastes better in my opinion. 

I think you will find as you make this recipe, that you enjoy the flavor of it much more than store-bought! 

All of the ingredients needed to make whipped cream.

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream Questions Answered:

What is whipped cream made of?

Whipped cream is made of 3 simple ingredients: heavy whipping cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract. That’s it!

It is made by quickly whipping or mixing the ingredients together on high speed until soft peaks form. If it is whipped too much, you will end up making butter!

Is whipping cream the same as heavy cream?

The biggest difference between whipping cream and heavy cream is the fat content. Heavy cream has at least 36% milkfat while whipping cream, which is lighter, has at least 30-35% milkfat.

Heavy cream whips better and holds its shape longer. Whipping cream will whip and hold a shape, just not as well or as long as heavy cream.  

How long will this whipped cream recipe last?

Homemade whipped cream does not last very long. You can keep it for 24 hours in the fridge. The best way to store it is by placing a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl. Then place the whipped cream in the strainer. Any excess liquid will strain through to the bowl underneath. 

Overhead picture of whipped cream in a mixing bowl.

8 Homemade Whipped Cream Flavor Variation:

All of these flavor variations are for every 1 cup of whipping cream. If you use 2 cups of whipping cream, then you’ll need to double the amounts below. 

  1. Chocolate: Add 1 Tablespoon of sifted cocoa powder in with the powdered sugar. 
  2. Peanut Butter: Add 1 ½ Tablespoon of smooth peanut butter in with the powdered sugar. 
  3. Cinnamon: Add ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon in with the powdered sugar. 
  4. Lemon: Add 1 Tablespoon of grated lemon zest in with the powdered sugar. 
  5. Maple: Instead of powdered sugar, add in 1-2 Tablespoons of pure maple syrup. 
  6. Malt: Add 2-3 Tablespoons of malted milk powder in with the powdered sugar. 
  7. Peppermint: Instead of 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, add in ⅛ teaspoon of peppermint extract. 
  8. Orange: Add 1 Tablespoon of grated orange zest in with the powdered sugar. 

How to make Homemade Whipped Cream:

  1. First, add the cream to the bowl.
  2. Next, beat the cream on high until it begins to thicken.  
  3. Finally, add in the remaining two ingredients and continue mixing until soft peaks form. 

Cook’s Note:

  • This recipe with double, triple, and quadruple well. 
  • When making this recipe during the summer, you might want to put your bowl and beaters (or whisk attachment)  in the freezer for 30 minutes before whipping. 
  • Leftover whipped cream will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. The best way to store it is by placing a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl. Then place it in the strainer. Any excess liquid will strain through to the bowl underneath. 

What to Serve with Homemade Whipped Cream:

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The cream beat to stiff peaks.
5 from 5 votes

Homemade Whipped Cream

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
8 people
Make the best Homemade Whipped Cream every time with this easy how-to recipe. All you need are just 3 ingredients and 10 minutes! 

Equipment

  • stand mixer
  • handheld mixer
  • mixing bowl

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions

  • Add cream to the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl. Beat the cream on high in a stand mixer or with a handheld mixer until the cream begins to thicken.
    Pour the cream into a mixing bowl.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue mixing until stiff peaks form about 3-5 minutes.
    Add in the sugar and vanilla and mix until stiff peaks form.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg

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7 Comments

  1. Abigail Raines says:

    I love that this is a foolproof recipe for a perfectly whipped cream. Love the variety of flavors I can add as well. So perfect for the holidays!

  2. This is our go to topping for all kinds of desserts. Love that you added vanilla to it!

  3. What a great idea! I’ve never made my own whipped cream, but I need to.

  4. Chris Collins says:

    I’ve always wondered how to make whipped cream, can’t believe it’s this simple! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  5. Raia Todd says:

    I love homemade whipped cream! So much more flavor than the canned stuff. And it’s so easy, too!

  6. A MUST for all of these Thanksgiving pies next week! And so easy to make too!

  7. Nothing like homemade whipped cream with fresh ingredients. Takes any dessert to the next level.