Simple homemade whipped cream


Simple homemade whipped cream -made with only 3 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

Tis’ the season of homemade pies (topped with cream of course)! I just love this time of year. Crazy to think Thanksgiving is only a month away. Every year on Thanksgiving we have an assortment of pies and of course homemade whipped cream to go on top. This year I’ll just have had my baby the week before, so we may be buying the pies… but we’ll definitely be making homemade whipped cream. It’s so simple to make and tastes 100x better than the canned stuff. The great thing about it is you can make it a day or two ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator as well.

Simple homemade whipped cream -made with only 3 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!


To start out you just need a few simple ingredients: heavy whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar. You can use granulated sugar as well. These are all staples at my house, so we usually have everything on hand and I’m guessing you do too.

How to make homemade whipped cream

How to make whipped cream

  • 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.

How to make homemade whipped cream

Simple homemade whipped cream

Simple homemade whipped cream -made with only 3 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


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


Place your a medium-large sized mixing bowl and the beaters into a freezer for 10-20 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!

Then of course serve on top of your pie and enjoy! Mmm… now I’m craving pumpkin pie. Funny thing is, I don’t love it plain… but top it with homemade whipped cream and I LOVE it. Funny what a little cream can do. Makes it nice and sweet. The BEST homemade whipped cream! Only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make.

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The BEST homemade whipped cream -made with only 3 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Sarah posted on October 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm (#

    This looks delicious! I love homemade whipped cream. Congrats on the expected little one :)

    • Jamielyn posted on October 25, 2017 at 5:46 pm (#

      Thank you Sarah! Homemade whipped cream is the only way to do it! :)