How to Make Whipped Cream

Knowing how to make whipped cream is handy for so many dishes and desserts. This recipe gives you all the steps, tips, and tricks to make perfect delicious whipped cream every time.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade whipped cream, how to make whipped cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 76 kcal
Author Chelsea


  • 1 cup (very cold) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Tiny pinch of salt


  1. Place mixer bowl and whisk in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes to chill. Make sure the cream has been chilling in the fridge for at least an hour (don't use straight from a grocery store).

  2. Pour heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt into the cold bowl (attached to a stand mixer) and whisk on low speed to combine. Gradually increase to high speed until medium to stiff peaks form, about 1 minute. Watch carefully to avoid over-beating. Near the end of the minute, taste and adjust sugar to taste (adding more if needed).

  3. Store any unused whipped cream in an airtight container for up to 10 hours. When ready to use again, briskly re-whisk (with a cold whisk) for for 10 to 15 seconds.