Homemade whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade whipped cream is easy to make with only 3 ingredients in 5 minutes and it's so delicious you'll ditch the store-bought stuff for good once you try it! Watch the video and follow our step-by-step photos to learn how to make the best homemade whipped cream recipe!
Course condiment, Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Keyword best whipped cream, fresh whipped cream, homemade whipped cream, homemade whipped cream recipe, how to make whipped cream, whipped cream, whipped cream recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling bowl 15 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups whipped cream
Calories 118.4kcal
Author Laura




  • Put the bowl of a standing mixer or a large mixing bowl (glass or metal preferred) into the refrigerator to chill for at least 15-30 minutes (or longer).
  • Add whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the chilled bowl of a standing mixer (or chilled mixing bowl).
  • Use the wire whisk attachment to a standing mixer, or a hand-held mixer, and beat the ingredients together, starting on low speed and increasing to high slowly as it begins to firm up.
  • Beat for 60-90 seconds until stiff peaks form. Stopping once halfway through to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Transfer mixture to a piping bag to pipe onto your favorite dessert or into hot chocolate. Or put in a serving dish to serve.



*Notes: Nutrition facts is for 4 TBS (1/4 cup) whipped cream, measured after it has been whipped. This recipe makes 16, quarter-cup servings. 

Ingredients & Substitution Notes

  • Heavy Whipping Cream (COLD) - For the best whipped cream that holds its shape and whips easily, it is important to use cold heavy cream, or heavy whipping cream. Regular whipping cream also works! Do NOT use half and half or milk.
  • Powdered Sugar - this whipped cream recipe calls for 1/2 cup powdered sugar per 2 cups whipping cream. You can decrease the amount if it's too sweet for you, or increase it by 1-2 TBS. 
  • Pure Vanilla Extract. If you would like to make whipped cream with different flavors simply substitute vanilla for your favorite extracts! Some suggestions are almond, peppermint, lemon, orange, etc. 


Serving: 4TBS | Calories: 118.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.6g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 11.1g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 40.9mg | Sodium: 11.4mg | Potassium: 22.9mg | Sugar: 4.6g | Vitamin A: 8.8IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 1.9mg | Iron: 0.1mg