Simple Homemade Whipped Cream

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    Simple homemade whipped cream made with only 3 ingredients in less than 5 minutes! So light, fluffy and absolutely delicious. You’ll never go back to the store-bought version once you try this easy recipe!

    This homemade whipped cream tastes amazing on all types of desserts, especially pie! A few of my favorites to top it with are pumpkin pie, banana cream pie or key lime pie.

    slice of pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream on top

    Tis’ the season of homemade pies (topped with cream of course)! I just love this time of year. Crazy to think that Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away. Every year on Thanksgiving we have an assortment of pies and of course whipped cream to go on top.

    Once you make this homemade recipe, you’ll never go back to store-bought! It’s so simple to make and tastes 100 times better than the canned stuff. Trust me, you’re going to love the from scratch version. It not only tastes great on pies, but is delicious dipped with fruit or on top of breakfasts, drinks, cakes and more.

    whipped cream ingredients in a mixing bowl

    3 simple ingredients

    To start out making this recipe, you just need 3 simple ingredients. They are all staples at my house, so we usually have everything on hand. :)

    1. Cream: Cold heavy cream works best.
    2. Sugar: My preference is powdered sugar, but granulated sugar also works too.
    3. Vanilla: Vanilla extract adds to the classic flavor.

    whisk with homemade whipped cream on it

    How to make whipped cream – 3 ways!

    Scroll down for the printable recipe and step-by-step video tutorial.

    • Kitchen aid: Start out by placing your whisk and bowl in the freezer. Then whip the ingredients together until a peak forms.
    • In a blender: Place the blender in the freezer and then blend until a peak forms.
    • Bowl + whisk: Place both in the freezer and then put your muscles to work the good ol’ fashioned way. :)

    Helpful tips

    Freeze your bowl and beaters 

    Place your mixing bowl and beaters (or whisk) in the freezer for about 15 minutes prior to using them. The stiff peaks will form faster this way.

    Making in advance 

    The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it a day or two ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. It will still hold it’s shape and have that fluffy consistency. Then when you’re ready to use it, it’s ready to go.

    Cool whip replacement

    If you’re making a dessert and don’t have cool whip on hand, just whip up a batch of this easy whipped cream and use as a 1:1 replacement. I personally like it better than cool whip anyways!

    bowl of homemade whipped cream

    Favorite ways to use it:

    homemade whipped cream in a glass bowl

    Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: homemade whipped cream
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Chill: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 16
    Calories: 55
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Made with only 3 ingredients in less than 5 minutes! So light, fluffy and absolutely delicious. You'll never go back to the store-bought version once you try this easy recipe!

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup cold heavy cream
    • 2-4 Tablespoons powdered or granulated sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    Instructions

    • Place a medium-large sized mixing bowl and the beaters into a freezer for about 15 minutes.
    • Pour the cream, sugar and vanilla into the chilled bowl. Beat on low until the ingredients are mixed together, then beat on high until a peak forms (about 2 minutes).
    • Enjoy on your favorite pie and desserts!

    Video

    Notes

    This recipe can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the fridge. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 10mg
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