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Homemade whipped cream piped in a jar

Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream will transform your next dessert! It's so fresh tasting and easy to make with 3 simple ingredients!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1.5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Place the heavy whipping cream, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or a medium bowl and a standard mixer.
  • Begin mixing on low speed until the cream thickens slightly to prevent splattering.
    How to make homemade whipped cream process collage 1
  • Increase the speed to medium high once the cream has become bubbly and slightly thickened.
  • Stop the mixer occasionally and dip the whisk attachment into the cream to check the consistency to prevent over whipping. Once soft peaks have formed, it will only take a short time to achieve medium peaks.
    How to make homemade whipped cream process collage 2
  • PRO TIP: Once medium peaks have formed as shown in Figure 4, begin whisking by hand to achieve the desired consistency. This will only take a few strokes but it will give you more control and prevent over whipping.
  • If serving immediately, beat or whisk until stiff peaks form. If you're making the whipped cream in advance, under whip to medium peaks as the cream will separate and require a bit more whisking before serving.
    How to make homemade whipped cream process collage 3

Notes

  • PRO TIP: Once medium peaks have formed as shown in Figure 4, begin whisking by hand to achieve the desired consistency. This will only take a few strokes but it will give you more control and prevent over whipping.
  • If you'd like to pipe the whipped cream onto a pie or use it as whipped cream frosting, I recommend using adding gelatin to keep the cream from weeping or separating. See this post for Stabilized Whipped Cream by The Spruce Eats for full instructions.
  • If you plan to make this recipe in advance, under whip the cream slightly as it will separate and require a bit of whisking before serving. It may be made up to 1 day in advance, and leftovers may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days depending on the expiration date.
  • Whipped cream is very versatile and may be flavored a multitude of ways. For every cup of heavy cream, add: 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, citrus zest, vanilla bean paste or extracts such as almond, peppermint or vanilla. 1 tablespoon coffee, alcohol or cocoa powder may also be used.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 75kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 15mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 292IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 13mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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