Homemade Whipped Cream

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It’s Tips for Tuesday!

This week’s tip: Make your own whipped cream!

whipped cream - tips for tuesday

Whipped cream is super easy to make and is actually just cream whipped!  It is one of those easy ‘from scratch’ foods what will wow your guests and add something special to your desserts. Whipped cream is versatile and delicious.  It adds that needed touch to many desserts, from pies to pudding to cakes to strawberry shortcake. Stay tuned on Thursday for a super easy pie topped with homemade whipped cream .

Don’t settle for whipped topping, which is an oil and dairy based concoction, or even whipped cream in a can, which includes corn syrup and additives.   You can always purchase an aerosol can using nitrous oxide as a propellant, but they can be pricey.  I prefer the cheaper and more versatile whipping method.

Tips for Tuesday – Homemade Whipped Cream

2 cups whipped cream (enough to top a pie and have a little left over)


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Add cold cream and vanilla to mixer with wire whip attachment and set to high. Don't forget to cover it up!
  • Once it slightly begins to thicken, steadily add the sugar (I like to stop and scrape the bowl once the sugar is incorporated).
  • Stop and check the whipped cream once you see it begin to thicken. The whipped cream is ready when it will hold its form (note: you may have to check it several times the first time you make it). Be careful not to over mix or it will separate into butter and buttermilk.
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days or add directly to your dessert or recipe.
  • Notes

    #1 Use different extracts. A great combo is a vanilla and a little orange.

    #2 Make it the night before. If I am having a party, I usually make it the night before and it holds up very well. You may have to slightly whisk. I usually wait to top the dessert until close to the event or even serving time, depending on your dessert.

    #3 You can add a small amount of dry pudding mix to stabilize, if you desire.

    #4 Use it to ice cakes. I love icing cakes with it. You have to store it in the fridge, but nothing is wrong with a cold cake! It makes a light and wonderful frosting.

    6 Responses to“Homemade Whipped Cream”

    1. 07/28/2015 at 9:38 am #

      Homemade whipped cream is one of my favorite dessert additions! I really love your idea of using it to decorate a cake. I never even thought of that but now I’ll have to give it a try!

      • Zoale.com
        07/28/2015 at 9:53 am #

        Thanks Heather! Whipped cream is amazing isn’t it? It makes such a wonderful and light frosting, and goes with almost any cake. I hope you like it 🙂

    2. 07/28/2015 at 10:00 am #

      This is coming at the perfect time for me be a I’ve been thinking about making homemade whipped cream but didn’t really know how… I trust your recipe and advice more than any website:)
      Here’s to sweet desserts!! Happy Tuesday:)

      • Zoale.com
        07/28/2015 at 10:06 am #

        Awesome Lia, you will love it! Thank you so much for the kind words! It is super easy to make. The trick is to watch it closely, because it becomes whipped cream in no time. Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you enjoy it 🙂

        • 07/28/2015 at 10:18 am #

          Thanks! I will:) I suppose it can turn into butter if over whipped:)!

        • Zoale.com
          07/28/2015 at 11:14 am #

          You are welcome 🙂 Yes, it can happen fast!

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