Perfect Whipped Cream Recipe

Perfect whipped cream recipe is one of those essential recipes you need. This recipe gives all the steps you need to make perfect whipped cream every time.

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I can’t even begin to tell you how many times a year I make whipped cream. It is really one of those recipes that I turn to time and again and could practically make with my eyes closed. A basic recipe, it only takes a few minutes and three ingredients to make and yet there is one essential step for getting the perfect whipped cream recipe every single time. Start cold. Go high.

That’s it. That’s the trick.

You begin by putting your mixing bowl and whisk, (yes, even those to your electric mixer) in the freezer for about 20 minutes to get as cold as possible. You’ll also want to make sure that your heavy whipping cream is as cold as possible, too.

Then, you pour all of your ingredients into your super chilled mixing bowl and whisk together on high speed for about a minute until stiff peaks form. And, you are done! No fussing about with it, no testing. You’re done!

If you’d like to add another flavor to your whipped cream recipe, you can switch it out with the vanilla extract, taste it and add a bit more if you think it is needed. Coconut rum and bourbon immediately come to mind as substitutes that people frequently use. You can also use honey or maple syrup in place of the granulated sugar which also adds their own flavor where you may decide that you don’t need to add anything else to your whipped cream. Believe me, it tastes out of this world with both of those exchanges. If you do add more liquid to the recipe, you may need to whip your whipped cream a bit longer than one minute to reach the stiff peak stage. However, take care to not overbeat your whipped cream as it can quickly become butter. Which, isn’t a bad thing, it just doesn’t have the taste or appearance you are going for in a whipped cream. Ha!

Here’s my Perfect Whipped Cream recipe. I hope you love it! It’s great on fresh fruit or so many other dishes!

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Perfect Whipped Cream Recipe
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Perfect whipped cream recipe is one of those essential recipes you need. This recipe gives all the steps you need to make perfect whipped cream every time.
Serves: 2 cups
  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla or other flavorings or liquors
  1. Place mixer bowl and whisk in freezer for at least 20 minutes to chill.
  2. Pour heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla into the cold bowl and whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form, about 1 minute.
  3. Do not over beat.

Robyn xo


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    Eileen Harrell says

    Can you make it easier to pin the recipe that you feature? Perhaps a pin button near or on the photo?
    It is hard to find a specific recipe on your pinterest page. Thanks!

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    donna giblin says

    I, too, make a ton of whipped cream every year. Do you know the trick about adding a tablespoon of vanilla instant pudding to it? It alters the taste slightly (very, very slightly) BUT it allows the whipped cream to stay in your fridge for up to a week! A WEEK!!!!! I have no idea how it works but it does!


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      Cindy Wager says

      Can’t wait to try that:) I also use confectioners sugar instead of regular sugar.. Might need a little more according to taste .. It’s not as dense as regular sugar.

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    Sonja says

    I also make sure to use powdered sugar, due to the cornstarch in it. I know the whipped cream holds up longer that way since I frost cakes with it often.

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    Gail says

    I wish you would come out with a cook book. I would be the first one to but it. So many good recipes.

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      Aww, thank you so much, Gail! You are a sweetheart. I’m hoping to have a fun announcement about something along these lines fairly soon! xo


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