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Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

This is a simple homemade whipped cream recipe made with just 3 ingredients. It’s so easy to make fresh whipped cream you won’t ever want it any other way!

homemade whipped cream recipe in a glass dish ready to be served

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Whipped cream makes the world go ’round!

Where would homemade apple pie, be without a dollop of whipped cream goodness? Root beer floats just aren’t the same without a tiny cloud of whipped cream floating on top. No matter the season or the dessert, whipped cream is an old-time favorite. 

You get the idea.

Whipped cream = purely amazing.

If you haven’t discovered homemade whipped cream before then here is your invitation. I guarantee you that this easy 3-ingredient recipe will check all of your boxes and raise your expectations of what a great whipped cream recipe tastes like. Goodbye store-bought tubs with additives. We won’t miss you one bit. 
homemade whipped cream recipe in a glass bowl on top of a cake stand, ready to be served

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Can I use this recipe for Whipped Cream Frosting?

I wouldn’t recommend this whipped cream recipe to use as a whipped cream frosting unless you’re using it for an ice cream cake or an icebox cake.

The whipped cream isn’t stable enough to support a layer cake. However, my 2-ingredient White Chocolate Ganache Whipped Cream makes an excellent frosting for a cake. I pair it with my Eggnog Cake and it’s fabulous!


Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar

ingredients in separate bowls for homemade whipped cream


Is heavy cream the same as heavy whipping cream?

The short answer is…kind of. Although heavy cream and heavy whipping cream are essentially the same in the eyes of the Food and Drug Administration, they’re entirely different for us bakers. What you need to know is that the higher the milk fat content then the thicker the consistency will be. Can’t decide which cream is the “cream of the crop”? When in doubt, check the nutritional facts. The lower the milk fat, the better when it comes to making homemade whipped cream.

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Equipment Needed to Make Whipped Cream

  • Large bowl (preferably with tall sides to reduce splatter)
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer with a whisk attachment

homemade whipped cream being made in a glass bowl with a silver electric hand mixer


How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

Step 1. Add the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar to a large bowl. For best results, chill the bowl and beaters for 30 minutes before making the whipped cream.

Step 2. Beat until medium peaks form (halfway between soft and stiff).


Tips for Making Whipped Cream

  • Use cold ingredients. Make sure your cream is super cold. Even better, put the bowl and whisk in the fridge for 30 minutes before whipping your cream.
  • Don’t walk away. It’s easy to set your stand mixer and leave it for a few minutes to multi-task. Cream whips so quickly you don’t want to walk away or you run the risk of making sweetened butter.
  • Replace CoolWhip with homemade whipped cream. Use an equal amount of homemade whipped cream in place of CoolWhip or other frozen whipped toppings.

overhead shot of Homemade Whipped Cream in a glass bowl


Gluten Free Desserts to Serve with Whipped Cream

  1. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
  2. Peach Shortcake
  3. Coconut Cream Pie
  4. Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
  5. Apple Crisp Pie
  6. Mud Pie
  7. Strawberry Shortcake
  8. Pumpkin Pie
  9. Baileys Chocolate Pudding
  10. Apple Crisp 
  11. No-Bake Cheesecake
  12. Marble Pound Cake

Coconut Cream Pie is a true dessert comfort food! Flaky pie crust filled with creamy coconut custard, layered with sweet fresh whipped cream and topped with toasted coconut. It’s a DREAM! Make it with a gluten free pie crust or a regular pie crust, your choice! This easy pie recipe is great for any holiday or get together. Easy dessert recipe from @whattheforkblog - visit whattheforkfoodblog.com for more! #glutenfree #pie #coconut #dessert #easydessert #recipe #dessertrecipes #coconutrecipes


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homemade whipped cream recipe in a glass dish ready to be served

Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This is a simple homemade whipped cream recipe made with just 3 ingredients. It’s so easy to make fresh whipped cream you won’t ever want it any other way!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, very cold
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

    1. Add the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar to a large bowl.
    2. Beat until medium peaks form (halfway between soft and stiff).
    3. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.

Notes

  1. This recipe makes whipped cream that is just sweet enough. For a sweeter whipped cream, add an additional tablespoon or 2 of powdered sugar.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 110

Calories based on 8 servings of 1/4 cup each.

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