There’s something so luscious and special about homemade whipped cream. It looks and tastes so much better than the sprayed whipped cream that comes from the nozzle of a can. And the best part? Homemade whipped cream is simple and easy to make. So there’s no need to settle for a canister or tub of store-bought whipped cream when you can make it from scratch in about 5 minutes flat.
Below are the three simple ingredients you’ll need to make this homemade whipped cream recipe from scratch: Heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and pure Mexican vanilla (or vanilla extract). If you’ve never tasted pure Mexican vanilla before, you’re in for a real treat! It tastes so much better than traditional vanilla extract that you buy at a local market. You can really tell the difference. Through the link above you can get it from Amazon.
Begin by putting your metal mixing bowl and whisk into the freezer. It really helps the homemade whipped cream form better when the bowl and whisk are ice cold. If I know in advance that I’ll be whipping up a batch of delicious homemade whipped cream, then I just stick my bowl and whisk into the freezer the evening before. But if you’re in a time crunch and you only have 20-30 minutes to chill your kitchen tools, then that’s fine. Just as long as the bowl and whisk are not room temperature or warm.
Place all of the ingredients together into your chilled mixing bowl. Begin the whipping process. Start with a lower speed and gradually move up to higher speeds. It doesn’t take long for your homemade whipped cream to form, so keep your eyes on the bowl! What you’re looking for is the formation of small gentle peaks. When I made the homemade whipped cream you see right here it took about 3 minutes for peaks to form.
When you lift the whisk from the bowl, you’ll notice that the whipped cream is lightly hugging the whisk. That’s another indication that it’s done. It’s very important not to over whip. If this happens, your homemade whipped cream will fall flat. It’s not a huge waste of time to start over simply because this whipped cream recipe can be made so quickly. But it’s kind of a bummer to have wasted ingredients.
Here’s a close-up of view of this beautiful homemade whipped cream. Mmmm… And yes. It tastes just as light, airy and fresh as it looks! It’s super scrumptious. I love that if you store this homemade whipped cream in a covered container and refrigerate, it’ll save well for up to a week.
What types of desserts or breakfast dishes do you enjoy that could be made even tastier with a generous, fluffy dollop of homemade whipped cream? I whipped up this lovely batch as a garnish for buttermilk pancakes that I made for my husband this past weekend. So delicious!
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Homemade Whipped Cream
- 4 cups (1 quart) heavy whipping cream*
- 4 tablespoons powdered sugar**
- 1 tablespoon pure Mexican vanilla (or vanilla extract)
- Chill a large metal mixing bowl and whisk in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
- Add all three ingredients to the mixing bowl.
- Starting with a low speed, begin whisking the ingredients. Gradually increase the speed higher. Whip until soft peaks begin to form. This usually takes about three minutes or so. Keep a close eye on the bowl as it's important to not over whip the mixture. If it's over whipped your homemade whipping cream will fall flat.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
*Heavy whipping cream is the exact same thing as "heavy cream".
**Powdered sugar is the exact same thing as "confectioners sugar".
Courses Dessert, Garnish
Cuisine American, French, Italian
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