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Fresh whipped cream is one of life's great pleasures. And once you find out how easy it is to make at home, you'll never go back to the canned stuff again. When it comes to picking the best whipped cream ingredients, we found that organic heavy cream whipped lighter and fluffier and tasted more pure than conventional cream. Check labels and choose cartons that contain only cream (some have added stabilizers). When you're ready to whip, start with just 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar for every 2 cups of cream. You can always add more if you want it sweeter. Add a splash of vanilla (or bourbon or amaretto) for extra flavor then serve over chocolate ice cream, atop a custardy pie or dolloped on top of fresh berries. Get started by following our homemade whipped cream recipe below.


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

4 mins
4 mins
3 cups

Use this homemade whipped cream to top your favorite chewy brownie recipe, in place of ice cream alongside cake, or folded with crushed berries.


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla, if using, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.

  • Beat on medium until cream holds soft peaks, about 4 minutes (watch carefully, as all mixers and pints of cream are not created equal). Whipped cream can be made up to 2 hours ahead.

  • Refrigerate until ready to use. Stir gently with a spatula before serving.


If you overwhip, don't panic. Add a splash of fresh, unwhipped cream to the curdled lumps and fold it in with a rubber spatula. Repeat as needed until the mixture smooths out.