Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream

5 mins
Vadim Rachok
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This homemade whipped cream is easy to make with just three ingredients and it holds its shape perfectly. Lightly sweetened and extra fluffy, this whipped cream recipe is the perfect way to top off your favorite treats.

Homemade Whipped Cream, a timeless classic, transforms any treat into a sublime indulgence. With just three ingredients, this recipe is a testament to simplicity and perfection. Lightly sweetened and irresistibly fluffy, this whipped cream holds its shape with elegance, making it the ideal topping for your favorite desserts.

How to Make Whipped Cream

You’ll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let’s go over the basics:

Whipped Cream Ingredients

You’ll need just three easy-to-find ingredients to make the best homemade whipped cream of your life:

  • Heavy cream
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Vanilla extract

Is Heavy Cream the Same as Whipping Cream?

Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream are basically the same thing. They both must contain at least 36 percent (or more) milk fat and are sold under different labels depending on the brand. Whipping cream (or light whipping cream), on the other hand, is lighter in fat and won’t hold its shape as well.

Homemade Whipped Cream step by step

How Do You Make Whipped Cream?

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make whipped cream at home:

Whip the cream with an electric mixer until frothy, add the remaining ingredients, then continue beating until stiff peaks form.

What Are Stiff Peaks?

How do you know when to stop whipping? Stiff peaks will form. Stiff peaks stand up straight when you lift up the whisk or electric mixer. Medium-firm peaks stand up, but they’ll curl slightly at the top.

How Long Does Whipped Cream Last?

Homemade whipped cream doesn’t last as long as the store-bought stuff. Place it in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Homemade Whipped Cream

Can You Freeze Whipped Cream?

Yes! Whipped cream freezes well. Here’s what to do:

  1. Drop mounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for a few hours or up to overnight.
  2. When the mounds are frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container.
  3. Freeze for up to three months.

Thaw at room temperature for 15-30 minutes before you need to use it.

how to make Homemade Whipped Cream

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“Great recipe,” raves Angela Helms. “Easy to make and the vanilla was a great touch. I did chill my metal bowl and beater for about 15 minutes beforehand and that really helps. I also make sure my heavy whipping cream is in the freezer for the same amount of time, just so it’s ice cold.”

“The quick and easy way to make every dessert more elegant,” according to Cynthia Ross. “Tastes great too!”

“Remember not to overbeat, just a few seconds extra can make it lumpy,” says Sud Sad. “I added some cocoa powder to make chocolate whipped cream and it turned out delicious. We put it on hot cocoa and drank it!”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

This is a classic whipped cream recipe, and naturally, due to the combination of heavy cream with sugar, I cannot classify this recipe as healthy eating. However, if you watch your portion size and add such whipped cream in small amounts as a topping for your healthy dessert (for example, for a fruit salad or sugar-free banana bread), then occasionally it is quite acceptable (the main thing is to maintain the correct proportions and get 80-90% of your daily calories from healthy foods and only allocate 10-20% for desserts). I can also recommend making these whipped cream in a healthier version by removing sugar from them and replacing it with a calorie-free sugar substitute in the appropriate proportion (a blend of stevia and erythritol works well for this purpose). This way, you will remove empty carbohydrates from the recipe, and then you can consume these whipped cream even on low-carb diets, including the keto diet. Moreover, by leaving only the fats from the cream in the composition and removing simple carbohydrates, you avoid the most harmful nutrient combination and make these whipped cream much easier to digest for your digestive system.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
Nutrition Editor
Health score:
3 / 10
Homemade Whipped Cream
Author:Vadim Rachok
This whipped cream recipe shows you how to make sweetened whipped cream that holds its shape. For best results make sure the whisk and bowl are ice cold.
Whipped Cream
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
The ingredients you need:
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Let’s start !

Whisk cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; continuing to beat until soft peaks form.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 16 Calories: 54
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g7%
Saturated Fat 3g17%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 6mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g0%
Total Sugars 1g 
Protein 0g 
Vitamin C 0mg1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Potassium 12mg0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For the fluffiest whipped cream, ensure that both your heavy cream and equipment are well-chilled. Place the heavy cream in the freezer for about 15 minutes, along with chilling your mixing bowl and beaters. The cold temperature enhances the cream's ability to whip up into delightful peaks. Additionally, exercise caution not to overbeat the cream; just a few seconds extra can lead to a lumpy texture. This pro tip guarantees that your homemade whipped cream is not only easy to make but also consistently perfect, adding a touch of elegance to every dessert. Enjoy the velvety goodness!

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