I firmly believe that once you’ve made homemade whipped cream, there’s no going back to store-bought. Not only is it so much tastier, but it’s also ridiculously easy to make.

There are few things that are as simple and versatile as whipped cream. Use a dollop to top off a dessert, mix it with fruit, use it for a simple cake frosting, or incorporate it into a pie filling.

A few tips for making whipped cream:

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Once you’ve mastered homemade whipped cream, you’ll never use store-bought again!

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar or confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Place the cream in a large, cold mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, beat at medium-high speed until the cream begins to thicken.
  2. Sprinkle the desired amount of sugar over the cream. Whisk until combined. Add the vanilla, if using.
  3. Continue beating until you can lift the whisk out of the whipped cream and a peak that curves downward forms in the cream. This should take 4 to 5 minutes.

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    5 Comments on “Sweetened Whipped Cream”

  1. My mom always used to make homemade whipped cream as “icing” for our birthday cakes so it has a certain nostalgia for me. Love it!

  2. I love making whipped cream. There really is no comparison!

  3. I don’t have a whisk attachment, can I use a regular beater attachment that comes with my kitchenaid?

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