How To Make Whipped Cream From Scratch

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Homemade whipped cream is easy to make in 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients. It is light, fluffy and soooo much better than the store-bought canned stuff. 

I’ve made this recipe 3 times in the last week! It’s super easy to make and perfect to add on top of your favorite desserts or to it eat it by the spoonful!

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Uses For Homemade Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream Recipe Ingredients

All ingredients, measurements, and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Whipped cream ingredients on a table.

Heavy Whipping Cream – You can use either heavy cream or heavy whipping cream they are the same thing! Milk or half-and-half can’t be used because they don’t have enough fat to whip into cream. 

Powdered Sugar – Dissolves easily, and gives the whipped cream a neutral sweetness. Maple syrup or honey can be used instead. Cane sugar won’t dissolve all the way and can be a little grainy. 

Vanilla Extract – A must in any dessert. Use the real stuff 🙂

Salt – Another must in desserts. Just a pinch to balance out all the flavors. 

How To Make Whipped Cream From Scratch

All ingredients, measurements, and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Whipped cream in a mixing bowl with fresh berries.

Step 1. Add all the ingredients to the bowl of the stand mixer. 

Step 2. Whip the cream on medium-high speed for 2 – 3 minutes until steak peaks form. 

The cream will start to look fluffier, and the whisk will leave smooth tracks in the cream, once the tracks start to look a little broken the whipped cream should be ready. Don’t overwhip. It shouldn’t look crumbly 

Step 3. Transfer the whipped cream to a medium bowl. Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy! 

Whipped cream in a bowl.

Recommended Tools

Kitchen aid mixer with a whisk attachment

Silicone spatula

Smaller Pyrex bowl for storage

Pure vanilla extract

Notes

  • Start with cold cream, it will help it to whip better. 
  • Stay close by the stand mixer while the cream is whipping, because it can turn into butter very quickly after the cream has reached the stiff peaks stage. 
  • Homemade whipped cream is best to use within 2 – 3 days, but it can last for up to 5 days, it just won’t be as fluffy. 
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How To Make Whipped Cream From Scratch

Homemade whipped cream is easy to make in 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients. It is light, fluffy, and soooo much better than the store-bought canned stuff.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American/ French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 cups whipped
Calories: 434kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment

Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream cold
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

Optional

  • Fresh strawberries for serving

Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Mix on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes until stiff peaks form or when the whipped cream stands up on its own when the whisk is lifted up.
  • Transfer whipped cream to a medium-sized bowl. Use immediately or store covered in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Notes

Can be stored covered in the fridge for 3 - 5 days.
It's almost ready when the whisk starts to leave tracks in the cream and it looks fluffier.  Don't over mix!
Stop mixing once you reach stiff peaks, otherwise, you can end up with butter instead of whipped cream. It shouldn't look crumbly but should have a smooth texture. 

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 114mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1739IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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