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Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

This wonderful, classic Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe is made with just 3 simple ingredients in under 5 minutes! It's perfect for topping fresh fruit, pancakes, desserts, and so much more!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Add heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
  • Use an electric mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment to beat the cream on medium speed until it starts to thicken. Increase to high speed until stiff peaks form. Beat a few seconds longer to stabilize the whipped cream, but be careful not to overwhip. The whipped cream should be thick and fluffy and will hold its shape on the beaters if you lift them out of the bowl and turn them upside down.
  • Use immediately or store in the fridge in a covered container for 2-3 days. You may want to stir it with a spatula to loosen it up before using if it has been in the fridge overnight.



  • Yield: This recipe as written makes 3 cups of whipped cream, which is the same amount as an 8-ounce container of Cool Whip.
  • Heavy cream: Be sure to get the product labeled as "heavy cream" or "heavy whipping cream" at the store. "Whipping cream", despite its name, doesn't work as well as heavy cream does.
  • Flavored whipped cream: You can always add additional flavoring to your whipped cream. Instead of using vanilla extract, you can use any extract you like, such as coconut, almond, mint, lemon, maple, etc. Since those extracts tend to be more potent than vanilla, I recommend starting with just ¼ teaspoon of each and adding more to get the flavor you like best.
  • Chocolate whipped cream: Add 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder along with the powdered sugar before beating the cream.
  • Strawberry or raspberry whipped cream: Blitz 1 cup of freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries in a food processor until they are a fine powder. Add them along with the powdered sugar before beating the cream.
  • Spiced whipped cream: Try adding ½ to 1 teaspoon of warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice!
  • Peanut butter whipped cream: Add 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter to the cream before beating. You could also use nutella or cookie butter!


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 93mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg