This rich and creamy Homemade Whipped Cream is perfect for topping off your favorite desserts, or even just eating by the spoonful. It's so easy to make, and it tastes absolutely delicious.
This easy dessert recipe is made with heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and a little bit of time. The result is a light and fluffy whipped cream that is packed with flavor. It's the perfect addition to any dessert, and it will definitely impress your guests.
Here's my easy recipe for you to follow along with tips and ways to make flavored whipped cream.
I love homemade whipped cream and think nothing compares to it; especially when you compare it to the stuff that comes in a can or a tub. Although I have been known to use those for recipes here on the blog.
There are so many yummy treats you can use homemade whipped cream for. It's not just for desserts any longer! You can put a dollop of whipped cream on top of your favorite flavored coffee.
How about treating your kids to homemade waffles with fresh whipped cream on top for the weekend?
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🛒Helpful Kitchen Tools
When company is coming or I need a good quantity of whipped cream, I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer. But I recently purchased this EASY whipped cream maker that is amazing. My husband loves it so much he makes homemade whipped cream at least once a week for snacks.
This is an overview of the ingredients and instructions. Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
- Heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Step 1: Place the bowl and beaters in the freezer or refrigerator until they are cold. Once they are cold, place the heavy whipping cream and the sugar in the bowl.
- Step 2: Using the whisk attachment for your mixer, or using a hand mixer, begin to whisk the heavy cream and sugar just until it reaches soft peaks.
- Step 3: Serve immediately.
- Step 4: Store any leftover whipped cream in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
👩🍳Flavored Whipped Cream
My new favorite treat is flavored whipped cream. Recently, I made chocolate whipped cream and it was so delicious. The possibilities are endless as to what you can add into the cream while it's whipping. Here are just a few flavors:
- Chocolate Flavored Whipped Cream - add 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder with 3 tablespoons powdered sugar to 1 cup heavy whipping cream.
- Cinnamon Flavored Whipped Cream - add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar to 1 cup heavy whipping cream.
- Peppermint Flavored Whipped Cream - add ½ teaspoon peppermint extract with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar to 1 cup heavy whipping cream.
- Almond Flavored Whipped Cream - add ¼ to ½ teaspoon almond extract with 3 tablespoons powdered sugar to 1 cup heavy whipping cream.
➡️Top Recipe Tip
- Place the mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 15 minutes before you begin whisking the heavy cream.
- You want everything to be as cold as possible. This will help the cream to whip quickly and to increase volume.
- Make sure the bowl and whisk attachment are clean. Any leftover oils will cause your heavy cream not to whip properly.
- Be careful not to over-whip your cream. You want soft peaks, not butter.
- You can flavor your whipped cream with different flavorings, such as extracts, liqueurs, coca powder or spices.
- Add the flavorings or spices in with the sugar before you begin whipping.
- Whipped cream should always be stored in the refrigerator. This will help it maintain its texture and prevent it from spoiling.
- Store the whipped cream in an airtight container to prevent it from absorbing any odors or flavors from other foods in the refrigerator.
- Whipped cream should last a day or two if stored properly. It will lose volume, but you can quickly whip it back up with a wire whisk.
- Whipped cream does not freeze well, as it can become grainy and lose its texture once thawed.
🔁 Thawing and Reheating Tips
- Before using the whipped cream again, give it a quick stir to make sure it's still smooth and fluffy.
- If it has separated or become lumpy, you may need to whip it again to restore its texture.
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- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Place the bowl and beaters in the freezer or refrigerator until they are cold.
- Once they are cold, place the heavy whipping cream and the sugar in the bowl.
- Using the whisk attachment for your mixer, or using a hand mixer, begin to whisk the heavy cream and sugar just until it reaches soft peaks.
- Serve immediately.
- Store any leftover whipped cream in an air-tight container in the refrigerator
- Leftover whipped cream can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. It will lose volume, but you can quickly whip it back up using a wire whisk.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.
This post has been updated since it originally appeared on my site in 2017. I've added a few new tips along with a new printable recipe card making it even easier for you to make homemade whipped cream for your family!