Homemade Fresh Whipped Cream

“Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream at all if it hasn’t been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn’t poached eggs unless it’s been stolen in the dead of the night.”   

 ― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

3 ingredients whipped to a light fluffy delicious perfection and guaranteed to impress!


I used to purchase my whipped cream in a tub or in a can. Then I went for ice cream at a little place in Pismo Beach where they made their own whipped cream. It was out of this world!!! I had never tasted something so sweet and creamy but also light and almost danced across my taste buds. Like an beautiful song written to the 5 lbs I would acquire around my middle, having to taste my way to just the right mixture or maybe I just can’t help but nibble until it’s gone. 🙂

I begged the teen behind the counter to tell me how he makes it. He must have thought I was nuts when I asked if I could buy a couple of sides of whipped cream so I could watch him make it. He just laughed at the weird lady and showed me how.

3 ingredients, one mixer and you’ll find yourself in fluffy folds of heavenly sweetness!

Sugar, Vanilla & Heavy Whipping Cream


 To make your own heavenly whipped cream you’ll want to use your stand mixer, hand mixer or get ready to beat the bowl with your whisk until you have some crazy definition in those arms of yours.

Into your bowl add:

1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Heavy Whipping Cream


1/4 cup of Sugar

I prefer to use Ultra Fine Sugar instead of the regular granulated sugar that is usually found in our kitchens. Like it’s name, it’s very fine and I feel that it blends beautifully into creamy dishes instead of leaving them feeling gritty or crunchy. Crunchy is a turn off when it comes to whipped cream, just so you know. http://www.chsugar.com/products/bakerssugar/ Bakers sugar is a must for your kitchen!

Ultra Fine Sugar


1 Tsp of Vanilla



 Turn on your mixer. Let it whip it all up until it’s nice and stiff.

Not Stiff




 Just before you are done you have one last choice to make.

Do you want plain old fashioned whipped cream? Nothing wrong with that at all! I love it!

Or would you like to add a more exotic flair to your dessert? With one additional ingredient you can transform your whipped cream to compliment anything that you’d like it to be served on. Everyone will be impressed with your hard work and creativity. Little will they know the delicious cupcakes they rave about are from a box and it only took you 4 minutes to make an orange whipped cream to top it off or the mint whipped cream you served over your brownies with dinner was so simple!

If you want to get creative, make the above recipe and then add:

A few drops of food coloring for color

Chocolate cream- 2 1/2 Tbl. Cocoa Powder

Mint cream- 1/2 Tbl Mint Extract or 1 Tbl Mint Paste

Orange or Lemon cream- 1 1/2 Tbl. citrus zest

Ginger cream- 1Tbl. finely grated ginger

Rum or Bourbon cream- 1 1/2 Tbl. Rum or Bourbon

Irish cream- 1 1/2 Bailey’s, Kahlua or Amaretto

Fruit flavored creams- add 2 Tbl. of any of your favorite jams to cream your desired flavors. Blackberry or raspberry are ALWAYS a huge hit over muffins, cupcakes and breakfast foods.

Add your “extra” ingredient about 1/2 way through your mixing process or just before your whipped cream gets stiff for best effect.

It really is THAT easy! I’ve tried to put on that Super Mom cape and fly around doing everything just right…

I tend to trip on it and end up falling over the dog and effectively tossing dinner into the side of the fish tank, wall or Aunt Martha. Hang up the cape and just be the best you. Start by knocking everyone’s socks off with your homemade whipped cream, unless it’s summer and then we’ll settle for the Oh Holy Cow this is divine face!

Cut up some fresh berries and add some fresh whipped cream for a dinner side or for dessert!


We all love this and I know everyone will flip for it when you make it too!

So easy but looks and tastes incredible!

Wishing you wonderful things to top with your homemade whipped cream!

Just remember, NO DOUBLE DIPPING if your sharing the bowl licking duties! People usually don’t take kindly to sharing even their very closest of friend’s spit… I’d have to concur with those findings.

Enjoy this on your breakfast, with your smoothie, coffee, just on a spoon, on a finger or over your dessert. 3 minutes and it’s done!

Be creative and fill me in on what you made and what type of whipped cream you made to go with it. I’m always looking for neat ideas to spark awesome dishes!

Looking forward to dessert,

Meg xoxo






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    • Sierra on April 12, 2012 at 7:48 am

    I just made homemade whipping cream on Easter and it was delicious… I’ll have to try adding vanilla like u did. And I love your tips on making different flavored creams. I wish heavy whipping cream was a bit cheaper! I learned something pretty amazing. I actually made homemade butter. All you do is make homemade whipping cream, but let your mixer keep going for an extra 10-15 minutes after it becomes cream. Obviously, leave out the sugar and vanilla, but you can add a little salt if you want. It will turn into butter separating a more solid butter from the liquid buttermilk. YUM! Next time, I’m going to try adding different flavorings like garlic, herbs, or maybe trying a honey butter.

    • Meg on April 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Ooooooh, I LOVE homemade butter! I have a recipe for an Irish butter that knocks my socks off everytime… I’ll pass it along. I hear ya on the cost of Heavy Whipping Cream. 🙁 MY TIP: always check the .99 cent store for Heavy Whipping Cream. They almost always have it in the small “school lunch milk” size. If your just needing a cup or 2 of cream, each one of them is about 1 cup and only .99. Saves you a couple of dollars & you still get to make treats whenever you like. I always feel like I NEED to make extra, my inner food pusher yells at me constantly in the kitchen… extra is what gets my tush in trouble. 😉 The small frugal version saves me from myself!

    • Nicole on July 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Yum! I have tried making my own whipped cream – never quite turned out. By the looks of your pics I just wasn’t patient enough & never got to the stiff consistency. Thanks for the tip – visiting from Country Momma Cooks linkup 🙂

  1. The next time I make up a nice bowl of whipped loveliness, my family will have you to be grateful to!

  2. I never liked whip cream until I started making my own… I usually use powered sugar. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

    • Ericka on November 10, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I love making homemade whipped cream; it’s easy to make and soooo much better than store bought! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

    • Courtney on December 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I would love to make homemade whip cream! How long would it last though or do I have to keep fluffing it? Can I make it without a mixer? YUMMMMM perfect for hot chocolate!!!!

      • Meg on December 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      If you keep it in a sealed container in the fridge, it will keep 2-4 days depending on what flavor you are using. I don’t fluff it unless you NEED it to look pretty. I just plop it right in our hot chocolate. 🙂 You can make it without a mixer. You just have to whisk quite a long time but it’s worth it.

  3. I’m making a special dessert for Valentine’s day and am thinking of making a specialty whipped cream for the top. I’ve made whipped cream many times before but rarely a specialty one. I think I’m going to try one of yours (thanks for figuring out the amount of specialty ingredients for me, I don’t have to spend the day figuring it out).

    • Wendy on January 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Can I double this recipe safely without failure? Thanks wendy

      • Meg on January 19, 2014 at 9:30 am

      You sure can! I’d advise you to use a stand mixer or an electric mixer to get the nicest fluff with that much your mixing. Enjoy!

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