classic whipped cream

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By Kitchen Crew

Fresh whipped cream is quite the treat and extremely easy to make. Vanilla extract is the traditional flavor added to homemade whipped cream but try other extracts too. Almond or mint are wonderful additions. Want to make your whipped cream boozy? One tablespoon at a time, add your favorite liquors like Baileys or Kahlua for an adult treat.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

There are two tricks to making classic homemade whipped cream. First, make sure the bowl and whisk are cold (place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes). Second, do not over-whip the cream. Whipped cream should be light and airy. If it's whipped too long, you'll make butter. This recipe can be prepared a day or two ahead of time, too. Whip the cream, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge. Right before needed, whisk the cream to freshen it up and incorporate any extra liquid.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
prep time 2 Min
cook time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For classic whipped cream

  • 2 c
    heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make classic whipped cream

  • 1
    Chill bowl and whisk in the freezer.
  • 2
    Place 2 cups of cold heavy whipping cream in the mixing bowl.
  • 3
    Beat on medium speed for a minute.
  • 4
    Once slightly thickened, add powdered sugar.
  • 5
    Beat until peaks form. Watch not to overbeat.
  • 6
    Add vanilla extract.
  • 7
    Whisk until incorporated.
  • 8
    The finished whipped cream.
  • 9
    Dollop onto your favorite dessert, like a simple strawberry shortcake.