How To: Make Vanilla Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream (3)

During holidays and special occasions, I rarely remember squirting a fat dollop of Reddi-Whip onto my mother’s delicious strawberry shortcakes and fruit pies. Why commit store-bought injustice against your own prized pie? Come on, now. You already know that freshly whipped cream tastes WORLDS better, so get out your beaters and get at it!

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Making your own whipped cream involves three ingredients – heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Those three things and ten minutes is all you need to make a big difference in your next dessert!

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Homemade Whipped Cream

Yield: Makes 2 cups


1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar


In a chilled, medium-sized bowl and using chilled beaters, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until soft peaks form. Store in the refrigerator.

That is all there is to it! There are hundreds of variations that you can make for this basic recipe (add chocolate, orange flavor, lemon flavor, almond, mint… ), so feel free to get creative.



5 Responses to “How To: Make Vanilla Whipped Cream”

  1. #
    roxan @ kitchen meditation — April 29, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    I LOVE LOVE homemade whipped cream. This is the best time for it with all the wonderful strawberries in season. Thank you for reminding me!

  2. #
    Monet — April 29, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    Homemade whipped cream makes me sing! I love making a batch of brownies, whipping up some cream, and topping the concoction off with a handful of fresh strawberries. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics and the recipe!

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    Cleo Coyle — May 1, 2010 @ 5:31 am

    Congrats on your Top 9! And I completely agree with you. Great reminder that fresh whipped cream is easy to make and you can be so creative with it, too. Cheers! :)


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    Cristina — May 1, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    I enjoy homemade whipped cream…and you can really taste the difference between it and store-bought. Congrats on the Top 9 today!

  5. #
    Sharlene (Wheels and Lollipops) — May 1, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

    Completely Agree !! There is no contest on the difference in tastes. Beautiful photo.

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