How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream

June 27, 2021
How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream

Hey, y’all! Freshly whipped cream is one of the easiest things that you can make in the kitchen — it’s also one of the most delicious. While you can use store-bought if you are in a pinch, taking a couple of minutes to make homemade whipped cream will make your dessert a standout at your next dinner party or gathering. I find that once many learn how to make it, they never go back to pre-made. As such, I’m proud to teach y’all today How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream!

How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream

How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream

This recipe compliments almost any dessert you could imagine making and is the perfect addition to a bowl of fresh berries. You can also top cake with homemade whipped cream right before you serve, a health-conscious alternative to traditional icing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment is needed?

I recommend that you have a stand mixer with a whisk attachment to make this recipe; however, you can also use a large bowl and a hand mixer!

What’s the key to perfect, stable whipped cream?

The key to perfect whipped cream is using powdered sugar as opposed to granulated white sugar.

How far in advance can I make my homemade whipped cream?

I am always a proponent of making things ahead of time when possible; while this recipe will be best when used on the day of, it can last roughly 24-36 hours in the refrigerator. However, I recommend immediate use.

The Recipe

How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream

JC Phelps
There are few things more simple, yet delicious than my homemade whipped cream. The perfect addition to any dessert, as an icing replacement, or with a bowl of fresh berries — this is a recipe that will forever replace the store-bought version!
5 from 1 vote
5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 batch
Calories 1811 kcal


  • Stand Mixer + Whisk Attachment


  • 2 c Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/3 c Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract


  • Add heavy whipping cream to the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.
  • Add powdered sugar + vanilla extract. Whip on high speed for 3-5 minutes.
  • Whip until the cream forms soft peaks, as pictured, when the whisk is raised.


You can also use a large bowl + a hand mixer for this recipe; however, I prefer using a  stand mixer. 


Sodium: 130mgCalcium: 316mgVitamin C: 3mgVitamin A: 6997IUSugar: 55gPotassium: 472mgCholesterol: 538mgCalories: 1811kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 43gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 109gFat: 172gProtein: 14gCarbohydrates: 55gIron: 1mg
Keyword dessert, desserts, homemade whipped cream, whipped cream, whipped topping
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How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream

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