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Homemade Whipped Cream

Learn how to make homemade whipped cream with just three ingredients. You'll want to ditch the store-bought stuff once you learn how easy it is to make your own!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade whipped cream
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Danielle


  • 1 cup (240 ml) cold heavy whipping cream
  • 2-4 tablespoons (15-30 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Before getting started, place your mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to chill. Once chilled, remove the bowl and beaters from the freezer.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using a handheld mixer, add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Start mixing on low speed. Once the mixture starts to increase in volume, increase the speed to medium-high until stiff peaks form.


Whipped cream may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
Powdered Sugar: Feel free to adjust the amount of powdered sugar to your personal preference. I prefer to use 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup or 60 grams) in this recipe, but you my reduce it to 2 to 3 tablespoons.
Vanilla Extract: Pure vanilla extract is best. You may reduce the vanilla extract to 1/2 teaspoon if you prefer too.