Whip It Good (Make Your Own Whipped Cream in Minutes)

27 Nov

Making your own whipped cream and is easy and fun for kids.

The texture is much more velvety than store-bought and it doesn’t bring extra additives.


Leandro and I made an apple crisp for Thanksgiving, but we didn’t actually start eating it until a couple of days later because we were so full! Instead of ice cream, we made our very own whipped cream.

It is so simple – takes five minutes! – and the results are so satisfying.

With warm apple crisp

Whipped Cream

Before you start: put the bowl and whisk or beaters in the freezer so they are ice cold when you are ready to use. Another note – whisking can take awhile, especially when you have eager little helpers. We use a hand beater instead of a whisk, which Leandro could manage quite well (as long as he kept the beaters in the cream) and then got to lick after!


1 Cup heavy cream (whipping cream is actually not the best choice!)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbs confectioner’s sugar


In a large bowl, whip cream until you begin to get thick waves that threaten to peak. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Stop there! Don’t overbeat it into buttery lumps.

You can store by lining a sieve with culinary cloth, putting the whipped cream in and then setting the sieve over a bowl, but it never lasts that long around here. You can also freeze it apparently, but I have yet to try! This makes about 16 generous tablespoons worth.


14 Responses to “Whip It Good (Make Your Own Whipped Cream in Minutes)”

  1. deliciouslynell December 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Home made whipped cream really is so yummy! ^_^ I know some people mix in all sorts of things to compliment their dishes, like orange or lemon zest for citrus cakes.

  2. Mad Dog November 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    That’s looks like a good way to keep Leandro interested in cooking 🙂

  3. Why did I not see this two hours ago. I am on my third attempt with a recipe for our series Cooking With A Pin Up. We are making an Ice Wind Cake. Its my first attempt ever at making a cake. Yesterday I ended up with what looked like a blob of a cake, today it all went well until I got to the whipping cream. I must tell you it looks like S%$t. Should have looked on here sooner.

  4. School Bites (@school_bites) November 27, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    I agree, too: Fresh whipped cream is sooooo easy and fun for kids to make. Plus, it is much less sweet than store-bought. You also can put it in a sealed container (like a mason jar) and just shake it up. Mini arm workout! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy November 27, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      I am afraid of what would happen to that jar, given my recent propensity to drop things, scald my hand, etc. Maybe I’ll try during the next waning moon?

  5. Karen November 27, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    I agree…whipped cream is easy and there are not preservatives.

  6. Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy November 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Thanks for the shout ouot!!!!


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    […] lick the beater. So if you want to make it yourself, here’s a recipe from our friend “Hot, Cheap, and Easy,”  whose post on making whipped cream came an hour after our experiments. (Not […]

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