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Bowl of homemade whipped cream

Baking 101: How to make homemade Whipped Cream

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  • Author: Maria
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Homemade whipped cream is simple to make using only 3 ingredients in just 5 minutes.  It's perfect for topping pies, making mousse, topping cakes, garnishing hot chocolate and so much more.


  • 1 cup (240 ml) cold heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla on medium-low speed until mixture becomes frothy.  Increase speed to medium-high and continue whisking until medium peaks form, about 3 minutes.  Careful not to over mix or else it will become thick and lumpy.


  • Storing:  Preferably use immediately.  If you have any leftover, store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • Multiple Batches:  This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
  • Sugar:  2 tablespoons granulated sugar can easily be substituted for the powdered sugar.  It's a personal preference.  However, if making large batches of homemade whipped cream, use powdered sugar as the granules in granulated sugar may be evident in larger amounts.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes