Learn How to Make Whipped Cream

Whipped cream from scratch is perfectly light, creamy, and easy to make. These simple steps will create the most amazing whipped cream you've ever had. Hands own the best whipped cream recipe ever!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 230kcal
Author Stephanie Stiavetti


  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Pour whipping cream into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat with a hand mixer on high until the cream starts to stiffen up. You’ll notice that at first everything will flow around the beaters for a bit, then the whole thing will suddenly seize and begin to clump together at about 30-45 seconds. This is where you should stop – your whipped cream will still be light and airy at this point. If you beat it for two long, you’ll end up with butter! Which can be nice, but not for topping ice cream or piping onto cakes.
  • Feel free to add a little more sugar if you like your whipped topping recipe even sweeter. Be sure to add just a few tablespoons as a time, and it’s very easily to make this recipe too sweet. If that happens, just add more heavy cream and keep beating.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 45mg | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 40mg