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Homemade Whipped Cream {From Scratch Treat}

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homemade whipped cream

Homemade whipped cream is yummy and healthy. It uses three simple ingredients and takes five minutes to make it. What an easy and healthy treat!

What do you need for homemade whipped cream?

Homemade Whipped Cream Ingredients Required:

Three simple ingredients:

Heavy Cream – This organic heavy cream is my go-to heavy cream.

Confectioners Sugar – Also referred as Powered Sugar.

Vanilla ExtractVanilla extract is optional but enhances the flavor.

One thing to keep in mind that not every vanilla extract is the same. The amount of vanilla extract required for a recipe depends on the brands, types, and essentially the concentration level. I got this extremely concentrated version of vanilla extract from Mexico last time we vacationed there. Bump up the vanilla extract up to 3 tsp if you are using a different kind.

homemade whipped cream ingredients

Useful Kitchen Utensils:

KitchenAid Stand Mixer: KitchenAid stand mixer is a handy tool. I use it to make noodles and dumpling wrappers on top of using its whisk and dough mixing functions.

An Egg Whisk – You can also manually whip the heavy cream using an egg whisk.

A Flour Sifter – Use a flour sifter to sift in confectioner’s sugar for a smooth taste.

A Rubber Spatula: A rubber spatula helps to scrape food from inside the mixing bowl.

How to make whipped cream from scratch?

Use KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Add heavy cream and vanilla extract into the mixing bowl and sift in the confectioners’ sugar. Turn the speed to medium-high and whisk for 5 minutes or until the cream peaks.

homemade dark chocolate cake and whipped cream

Whip Cream By Hand

Add heavy cream and vanilla extract into a large deep mixing bowl and sift in the confectioners’ sugar.

Swiftly whisk using an egg whisk until stiff peaks form. Try to go as long as your arm can handle, take a break when needed.

Homemade Whipped Cream Frequently Asked Questions:

How to make whipped cream at home perfectly each time?

Whisk at high speed until stiff peaks form and do not over-whisk it. If possible, chill the mixing bowl in the freezer first. Cold temperature makes the whipping easier.

How Long does homemade whipped cream last in the refrigerator?

Up to 5 days, but I will try to consume within 3 days. It helps if you store them in a clean and dry glassware.

What are typical ways of enjoying homemade whipped cream?

Homemade whipped cream makes wonderful addition to homemade dark chocolate cake. You can also add to your favoirate pie or beverages.

homemade whip cream

Homemade Whipped Cream {Easy Healthy Treat} Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 seconds
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes 30 seconds

Healthy whipped cream is made easy at home within a few minutes using 3 simple ingredients. Perfect for your favorite dark chocolate cake, pie, or drink.


  • 1 cup heavy cream, organic preferred
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar, homemade preferred
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. For homemade Powdered Sugar, add 1 tbsp organic cane sugar into the spice grinder, using the "fine" mode grind twice until turns them into powder.
    Homemade Powdered Sugar
  2. Add heavy cream and vanilla extract to the Kitchen Aid mixing bowl. Sift in powdered sugar or store-bought confectioner's sugar.
    Homemade Whipped Cream Ingredients
  3. Attach wire whip attachment, turn on medium-high (setting 6 is what I use), and set a timer for 6 min.
    Add ingredients to Kitchen Aid Mixing Bowl for Homemade Whipped Cream
  4. Cream gradually thickens.
    Whisk cream for Homemade Whipped Cream
  5. When the stiff peaks form, turn off the mixer.
    Homemade Whipped Cream


  • The heavy cream starts to get thicker around 3 min-mark and starts to form peaks around 4 1/2 minutes.
  • Turn it off as soon as the peaks form. Do not overbeat it.
  • Regarding vanilla extra, it is so true that not every vanilla extract is equal. The amount of vanilla extract required for a recipe depends on the brands, types, and ultimately the concentration level of the vanilla extract. I use a very concentrated version. Feel free to bump up the amount up to 3 tsp if you are using a different kind as needed.
  • Store the whipped cream in clean & dry glassware in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 213Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 67mgSodium 16mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 2g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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