Homemade whipped cream in a small bowl

Homemade Whipped Cream

Ever wondered how to make whipped cream at home? It’s SO easy and all you need are 3 ingredients you can find at any grocery store!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Traditional
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 batch of 1.5 cups
Author Nora


  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream well chilled
  • sugar both granulated and powdered are fine
  • vanilla extract


  • Beat the cream to soft peaks with handheld beaters on medium speed.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Continue beating the cream, it will seem runny again after adding the sugar. Beat on medium speed until it returns to soft peaks. Do not overheat or it will become buttery.


You can add as much or as little sugar as you like.
For lightly sweetened whipped cream, try 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
For a sweeter version, use up to 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
See the notes in the post for extra tips and tricks to help you make the perfect homemade whipped cream!