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Homemade Whipped Cream

This simple Homemade Whipped Cream recipe yields the most perfect, lightly sweetened whipped cream imaginable. Made with just 3 simple ingredients and ready in just 5 minutes, it really is the perfect topping for cakes, pies and ice cream! 
Course Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade whipped cream, whipped cream, whipped cream recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 113kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream extra cold, can place in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup powdered sugar depending on how sweet you want your whipped cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Chill the mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Pour heavy whipping cream into mixing bowl and beat on medium to medium high speed with the whisk attachment until the cream gets bubbly and starts to thicken.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Continue beating on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form being careful not to over beat.
  • Use whipped cream immediately or cover and store in an airtight container in the fridge for a day or two.



  • Use heavy whipping cream or heavy cream for this recipe for best results.
  • Use a hand or stand mixer with whisk attachment for best results. While it's possible to whip cream with a whisk, it's difficult and time consuming.
  • This whipped cream can be made up to 2 days in advance but is best enjoyed the day it is made. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg