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A strawberry on top of a bowl of whipped cream

How to Make Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream is truly so much better than store-bought, and so easy to make! It is rich, smooth, and full of creamy vanilla flavor.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword whipped cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 56kcal
Author Favorite Family Recipes


  • stand mixer or hand mixer



  • Add heavy whipping cream to a bowl or stand mixer. Mix on medium high until soft peaks form.
    A metal mixing bowl filled with whipped cream
  • Add sugar and vanilla. Whip on medium high just until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat.
  • Serve with your favorite dessert or breakfast item.
    A bowl of strawberries and blueberries topped with whipped cream and a mint leaf


Heavy cream doubles when it is whipped (ex. 1 cup whipping cream yields 2 cups of whipped cream). You can double this recipe, and more, if you need more whipped cream. 


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg