Homemade whipped cream is one of the easiest and most delicious things you’ll ever make! With three ingredients, one step, and 5 minutes time, you’ll have fluffy, beautiful whipped cream. Check out all the flavor options, too!
Anyone else want to swan dive into a bowl of fluffy freshly-whipped cream? Good. I’m glad I’m not alone.
It’s time to step up your whipped cream game and I’m here to help you. Homemade whipped cream is the easiest way to elevate any dessert. And the good news is that it’s super simple. Three ingredients, one step, less than 5 minutes.
Homemade whipped cream is one billion times better than that “whipped topping” that comes in a blue tub. Have you ever looked at the ingredients list on that tub? It’s scary stuff, friends. Put down the tub – you can do this!
We’re going to place heavy cream, powdered sugar, and a splash of vanilla into a mixer bowl, and then whip until thickened and fluffy. You can handle that, right?
This whipped cream is the perfect topping to cakes or pies. You can swirl it onto an ice cream sundae or dollop into your coffee or hot chocolate. Build a beautiful trifle or use it as the finishing touch to a fruit crisp. The uses are endless!
Another reason you’ll love making whipped cream is that you can flavor it any way you want.
I most often use traditional vanilla whipped cream, but there are times that flavored whipped cream can really take things over the top. Here are some of my favorite flavored whipped creams and ways to serve them.
Salted Caramel Whipped Cream: Serve with brownie trifles, vanilla ice cream, apple pie, or iced or hot coffee.
Peppermint Whipped Cream: Serve with chocolate cake, brownies, hot chocolate.
Lemon Whipped Cream: Serve with fresh berries, pound cake, angel food cake.
Berry Whipped Cream: Serve with pound cake, berry pie, berry crumble bars, vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate Whipped Cream: Serve with strawberries, raspberries, pound cake, coffee, hot chocolate, cheesecake.
Easy Homemade Whipped Cream (10 flavors)
Homemade whipped cream is one of the easiest and most delicious things you'll ever make! With three ingredients, one step, and 5 minutes time, you'll have fluffy, beautiful whipped cream. Check out all the flavor options, too!
- 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
- 3-4 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Chill your mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Place the cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a mixer bowl. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat on medium-high speed until it is has thickened and soft peaks form (about 3-5 minutes). Periodically scrape down the sides of the bowl. Refrigerate or use immediately. If refrigerating, the whipped cream might deflate slightly over time. If necessary, beat it briefly right before serving.
Make the whipped cream as directed then stir in the following ingredients until combined.
Espresso/Coffee: 1 teaspoon espresso powder
Cinnamon: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Salted Caramel: 2 tablespoons salted caramel sauce
Peppermint: 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (or more to taste)
Lemon: 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
Peanut Butter: 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
Berry: 2 tablespoons berry jam
Maple: 1 tablespoon maple syrup plus 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
Chocolate: 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (add this at the beginning, when you mix the cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract). Beat until soft peaks form.