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Homemade Whipped Cream

Learn how to make the best homemade whipped cream with a fresh cream flavor that is delicious paired with fruit or as a topping for all kinds of desserts!
Prep Time5 mins
Chill Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Amy Duska


  • 1 cup heavy cream (cold)
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)


  • Place a bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in the chilled bowl, on medium-high speed until it forms stiff peaks, about 2-3 minutes. (If you beat the cream too long you will end up with butter!)
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator, up to 2 days, until ready to use.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg