Homemade Whipped Cream

filed under: Decorating · Dessert · Food + Drink on May 4, 2020

Light and creamy Homemade Whipped Cream is the perfect complement to all your favorite desserts. It’s the same recipe as I used in my Ultimate Banana Pudding recipe. It’s also perfect to use on top of my Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse.

Homemade Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is a popular topping that has been around since the 16th century! It used to be called ‘milk snow’ and to make it, you would use a branch to whip the cream (not recommended). Um, I will just stick to an electronic mixer, thank you. Once you make the whipped cream, why not try to beat the tallest dollop of whipped cream on a mug of hot chocolate? Currently, the record is 7 1/4 inches tall. Good luck, and let me know how it goes😀!


Glass with Homemade Whipped Cream Piped Into it and Spoons Next to It

Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

With just TWO ingredients, you can make your own light and creamy whipped cream topping. Just make sure the heavy whipping cream is cold to get the best results.


  • Heavy whipping cream (Using a lower fat cream or milk will not whip as well; the end result would be a more unstable form.)
  • Confectioners’ sugar

Stand Mixer Whipping Homemade Whipped Cream Causing Smooth Ripples

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

  • Don’t aim for “stiff peaks”. You want the whipped cream to keep its shape and be soft, billowing peaks. If by chance you OVERBEAT the whipped cream (I have done this and cried!) fixing it is actually very easy. Simply add in more fresh heavy whipping cream and whisk by hand. My life was changed when I found that out!
  • Wait until peaks start to form before adding in the confectioners’ sugar. I much prefer confectioners sugar in this recipe, as it dissolves entirely and leaves a smooth texture. If you choose to use granulated sugar be sure to add it immediately at the beginning and whip it with the cream.
  • Homemade whipped cream is best used immediately, but it can be stored for up to 10 hours if needed. After that, it may start to separate. But, did you know you can freeze whipped cream? Well, I am here to tell you that you can!

Piping Bag Filled with Homemade Whipped Cream Piping it Into Glass

How to Freeze Homemade Whipped Cream

It would be a shame for whipped cream to go to waste, and since it doesn’t last long, it’s a great idea to freeze any extra you may have. To freeze whipped cream, add dollops of it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place the dollops in the freezer until they are completely frozen. After frozen, store them in zipped plastic freezer bags (remembering to label and date the bags) until you are ready to use them. They can go right into a hot cup of cocoa, or simply set them on a plate for 15-20 minutes to let thaw if you are adding it to a dessert.

Spoon with Dollop of Homemade Whipped Cream Piped onto It

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5 from 7 votes
Homemade Whipped Cream
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

With just two ingredients, you can make your own light and creamy homemade whipped cream.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Whipped Cream
Servings: 8
Calories: 215 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
  • 1 pint (454g) heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup (31g) confectioners' sugar
  1. Add heavy cream to a mixing bowl. Start mixing at the lowest speed, and then gradually increase speed to medium until the cream starts to get thicker. (The gradual progression prevents you from spraying yourself with cream.)

  2. When the cream starts to thicken, stop the mixer. Slowly add in the confectioners' sugar and then resume mixing again, starting with low speed and increasing to medium speed and eventually moving to a high speed.

  3. The cream will thicken and start to peak. Mix on high until the cream is thick and stiff. This happens quickly, the stage between soft and stiff peaks, so watch it closely.

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  • Rosemary Conrad says:

    Great recipe. Never knew about confectioners sugar vs granulated. Yum.

  • Patty says:

    I have always used confectioners sugar and a little vanilla extract.

  • Eileen M Henkel says:

    I’ve always used confectioners sugar and I also add about 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

  • Rita Rocheleau says:


  • Barry says:

    Are you kidding me? Are there some who need instructions to make whipped cream? I have a great, yet simple recipe on how to make a PBJ.

  • Zaiba says:

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes

  • Zaiba says:

    Thank you

  • Patricia Fowler says:

    Thanks for the recipes. I’m going to try this for supper tomorrow!!

  • Atonda says:

    Sugar free whipped cream
    I pint heavy whipping cream
    3 or 4 packets of Splenda

  • Deneen says:

    Thank you.

  • Keeok says:

    Dear Amanda
    Thanks it looks will use it recipe of Apple pie.
    I try to bake it.

  • Daniel Herberg says:

    My Whipped Cream recipe is used in a lot of the restaurants I’ve cooked in for the past 50 years. Cream of Tartar makes it stand up for days, vanilla makes it “stand up and bark”

    Whipped cream
    In medium bowl, beat 2 C whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until foamy
    Gradually add 1 C powdered sugar
    1 tsp cream of tartar
    1 ½ tsp spoons vanilla
    beating until soft peaks form
    Makes about a quart

  • Yvonne Miller says:

    I so love this recipe!!! I also add a touch of vanilla, AND if it’s for pumpkin pie, I add a touch of cinnamon to it when whipping. It is to die for!!!

  • Tahmina Aktar says:

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes

  • Janet Martinez says:

    I usually add about a teaspoon of vanilla, also.

  • Carol R. says:

    Did you know that you can make stabilized whipped cream? Just add a bit of gelatin dissolved in a bit of water near the end of the whipping process and it should last for several days in the fridge. Probably 1/2 tsp. gelatin sprinkled on 1T water — after 5 minutes nuke for a couple seconds, then add to the cream as you whip.

  • Patricia says:

    A tablespoon or to added to a pint of whipping cream will create whipped cream that does not separate. You don’t notice the cream cheese, just add it with your powdered sugar and your vanilla. Whip to stiff peaks. Make sure your cream cheese is softened.

  • Laura Gaudet says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes , my family loves them!

  • Susan Berreth says:

    I always add almond extract flavoring to my whipping cream. My family loves it