Perfect Whipped Cream Recipe

Perfect whipped cream recipe is one of those essential recipes you need. This recipe gives all the steps on how 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. 

Perfect Whipped Cream Recipe

Start cold. Go high.


That’s it. That’s the trick.

How to Make Whipped Cream

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

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 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 as well.

You can also use honey or maple syrup in place of the 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 over beat 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!

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Here’s my Perfect Whipped Cream recipe. I hope you love it! It’s a great topping on fresh fruit, desserts (think strawberry shortcakes!) and so much more!

Yield: 16 servings (2 cups)
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Keyword best whipped cream, easy whipped cream recipe, homemade whipped cream recipe, whipped cream, whipped cream recipe

Perfect Whipped Cream Recipe

Total Time 2 minutes
Prep Time 2 minutes
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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  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup
  • 1/2 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.
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Whipped Cream Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 4.4%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Robyn xo

191 comments on “Perfect Whipped Cream Recipe”

  1. Just made this tonight to go with our pumpkin pie and it did not disappoint. Super quick and delicious. Ps. I accidentally added 1 whole tsp, but it was perfect.

  2. Made with maple syrup to top pumpkin pie – perfect!

  3. Went to buy whipped cream from 3 different stores but they were all out so I decided to make my own. Used this recipe and it was perfect, thanks! =)

    • I’m so glad you loved it, Renee! Don’t you love that now you can just skip on over having to look for it in the stores, too! xo

  4. Named correctly… came out perfect.

  5. It was great! I tried it with sugar and a little bit of honey and boy was it delicious!

  6. Can you make ahead of time to use the next day, or is it one of those things that has to be made at the time? Thanks!

  7. Can you use substitute if no heavy cream on hand?

  8. It truly was simple and delicious. Just the right amount of sugar – smack-a-licking 😊

  9. Easy. Fast. Delicious! Repeat!

  10. i had to beat it much longer: maybe 4-5 mins, but perhaps because my mixer is old? In any case, well worth the time and soooo delicious w/ maple syrup – thanks for the recipe!!

    • Hi Leigh-Ann,
      I LOVE your name. It is my sister’s middle name! I was always so jealous she had such a pretty name and with a hyphen no less! 🙂

      Different mixers may take just a little bit longer on this mixing time depending on the wattage of the mixer. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and love that you made it with maple syrup! xo

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