Whip up this delicious Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe in just 5 minutes! It’s so easy and tastes better than store-bought. You’ll never buy canned whipped cream or Cool Whip again after you try this recipe! This is the best whipped cream recipe ever, it will be your go-to dessert topping from now on.
Homemade Whipped Cream
I love using the Homemade Whipped Cream. There is no end to the different things that I can use it with, from Hot Chocolate or hot chocolate bombs, on top of jello parfaits, ice cream or other desserts, not to mention the kids seem to just like to eat it right out of the bowl after I get done making it.
Technically, it only takes one ingredient, but of course, who doesn’t want to add sugar to it. I can flavor it in different ways and if the kids want to really have fun with it, I can add different food coloring to create different colors whipped cream.
Is heavy cream the same as heavy whipping cream?
Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream are basically the same thing. They both have the same fat content. Often times these are used interchangeably with each other.
Can I make it without a mixer?
The quick answer is yes. You can make whipped cream without a mixer. However, you don’t want to. It takes a very long time and a large arm work out to do it. I recommend using a mixer, food processor, or a blender.
Can Whipped Cream Replace Cool Whip?
Yes you can use whipped cream to replace store bought Cool Whip or whipped topping. Actually, I think it tastes better in most recipes. Whipped cream is cream that has been whipped and whipped topping is often oil that has been whipped. Use equal amounts of whipped cream when replacing whipped topping in a recipe.
Can you it with a blender?
Yes, you can use a blender to make whipped cream. You do it very similarly to making it with a mixer. You add the ingredients and let it mix until it starts to form stiff peaks. The only tricky part about making whipped cream with a blender is the sharp blades at the bottom. Be very careful when removing the whipped cream. You can easily cut yourself.
How to Make Flavored Whipped Cream
If you wanted to make flavored whipped cream, you can easily do so. One of the easiest ways to change the whipped cream flavor is to replace the vanilla extract. You can use whatever flavor you like. There are extracts for almost anything from peppermint to lemon, to birthday cake, to root beer to rum. You can definitely find almost any flavor you like. You can also use a bit of alcohol to flavor the whipped cream. If using alcohol, use the same amount as the vanilla extract.
You can also flavor the whipped cream with cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup. If using honey or maple syrup, you will omit the sugar and use these instead. Each has its own flavor that it will bring to the whipped cream.
Spices are another way to flavor the whipped cream. You can use cinnamon or nutmeg as a way to add flavor to the whipped cream. You can also get bold and add a bit of heat to go with the sweet with chili powder or something like that. There is no end to the way you can flavor your homemade whipped cream.
Make it Keto
I have a sugar free whipped cream recipe and it is so easy to make. You are simply changing one ingredient. But it makes all the difference when you are talking about staying on track with your plan. Sugar free whipped cream is amazing on sugar free desserts or just to eat as is when you need a sweet treat fix.
What are stiff peaks when whipping cream?
The best way to describe stiff peaks when making whipped cream is that it has the texture of shaving foam, but still holds its shape. This means if you stop the mixer and remove the beaters, the cream will sort of stand up on its own from where the beaters were pulled out. It takes about 4 to 5 minutes. However, if you overbeat the whipped cream, you will end up with a butterlike consistency.
Homemade Whipped Cream Ingredients
- Carton of whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar (if you want it thicker and sweet)
How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream
Using your KitchenAid mixer pour the carton of whipping cream confectioner’s sugar and vanilla extract into the bowl of your mixer. You can also use a bowl and a hand mixer.
Put the whisk attachment on and turn your mixer on to medium speed.
Let the mixer do the work until it is thick, creamy, and peaking like whipped cream.
Homemade Whipped Cream
- Using your KitchenAid mixer pour the carton of whipping cream confectioner’s sugar and vanilla extract into the bowl of your mixer.
- Put the whisk attachment on and turn your mixer on to medium speed.
- Let the mixer do the work until it is thick, creamy and peaking like whipped cream.