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How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

Learn how to make your own homemade whipped cream with just 3 delicious ingredients!

Have you ever had homemade whipped cream? It’s by far way superior to what you’ll find pre-made in the supermarket. The best part is? It’s super easy! Made with just 3 ingredients: cold heavy cream, powered sugar and vanilla.

We love to use this whipped cream recipe on pretty much everything delicious: hot chocolate, pies, waffles, pudding, ice cream, dips and more! 

To make the best homemade whipped cream, you will need to use a stand mixer or handheld mixer. 

In a bowl, add your heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract. Then mix it on medium high speed using your whisk attachment. I like to start out on a lower level and work my way up to the higher setting to avoid splashing the ingredients. 

The whole process of making homemade whipped cream is really just a whole 5 minutes or so. As the cream comes to together you will notice nice soft peaks forming. I love making whipped cream, it’s just so satisfying to me to watch it form, it’s almost like making clouds! 

How do I know when my whipped cream is done? 

You will notice that the whipped cream will be able to hold its shape when you lift the beaters out of it. 

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

This recipe makes about 2 cups of whipped cream. Just know that unlike pre-made store bought whipped cream, homemade doesn’t last too long. You will want to make this before serving and it will last about 2 hours or so.

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

Check out some of my favorite recipes that include homemade whipped cream:

Strawberries & Cream Chocolate Cake 
Banana Cream Cheesecake
No Bake Oreo Dirt Pudding Cups 
Rainbow Unicorn Dessert Cups 
Pineapple Poke Cake 

Don’t forget to pin this Homemade Whipped Cream recipe for later!


How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

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

Easy three ingredient recipe to make your own homemade whipped cream!


  • 1 cup heavy whipped cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 vanilla extract


  1. Add the 3 ingredients to your stand mixer bowl.
  2. Whisk on high for about 1 minute until small peaks begin to form.
  3. Continue to whisk your whipped cream until stiff peaks form for about 2-3 minutes.

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