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How to Make Whipped Cream

How to Make Whipped Cream

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Whipped cream is a light and fluffy topping that can be used on a variety of desserts. It is easy to make at home and only requires a few ingredients. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make whipped cream:


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Chill the heavy cream and mixing bowl in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before making the whipped cream.
  2. Add the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract (if using) to the chilled mixing bowl.
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer, beat the cream on medium-high speed until it starts to thicken.
  4. Once the cream starts to thicken, gradually increase the speed to high.
  5. Continue to beat the cream until it forms stiff peaks. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Once the whipped cream is ready, use it immediately or transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Now that you have made your homemade whipped cream, here are some delicious recipes that you can use it in:

  1. Strawberry Shortcake: Cut a slice of pound cake, top it with fresh strawberries and a generous dollop of whipped cream.
  2. Chocolate Mousse: Fold whipped cream into chocolate mousse for a light and fluffy dessert.
  3. Berry Parfait: Layer whipped cream, mixed berries and granola in a jar or glass for a healthy and delicious treat.
  4. Coffee Topper: Add a dollop of whipped cream on top of your coffee or cappuccino for a special touch.
  5. Ice Cream Sundae: Top your favorite ice cream with whipped cream and your choice of toppings such as chocolate sauce, nuts, and fruit.
  6. Chocolate truffles: Mix whipped cream with chocolate chips, roll them into balls and coat them in cocoa powder for easy homemade truffles.

These are just a few examples of the many delicious recipes you can make with homemade whipped cream. Experiment with different flavors and toppings to find your favorite combination.

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