Homemade whipped cream
Homemade whipped cream is ultra luxurious, decadent, and as delicious as the best vanilla ice cream. Real whipped cream doesn’t have any strange preservatives or additives.
Whipped cream can be made in five minutes with this easy homemade recipe! Only 3 ingredients are needed here: heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. I’ve included tips to make sure you are successful. This recipe takes any dessert to the next level.
- 1 cup chilled heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey or powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Homemade Whipped Cream Instructions
For quicker results, place your mixing bowl (either sturdy glass like Pyrex or stainless steel) and beaters (if using a hand mixer or stand mixer) in the freezer to chill for at least 15 minutes, or overnight.
When you’re ready to make whipped cream, combine the chilled cream, sweetener and vanilla extract in your bowl. Start blending at low speed and increase to medium-high.
Continue blending until the cream increases by nearly double—it might seem like you’re not doing much for a while, then the whipped cream will progress fairly quickly through stages.
For soft peaks, continue blending until the mixture resembles melted ice cream and retains light swirl marks when you lift the mixer.
For medium peaks, continue blending until the mixture retains more significant, closer-together swirl marks when you lift the mixer and mostly retains those swirl marks when you scoop it onto a spoon (this is the classic consistency that you would see dolloped on a pumpkin pie).
For stiff peaks, continue blending until the mixture has tight swirl marks and resembles Cool Whip (you could ice a cake with this texture). Don’t overdo it, or your cream will start turning into butter!
Use whipped cream as desired. Whipped cream will keep well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days. If the mixture has separated a bit, gently stir it back together with a spoon. Homemade whipped cream loses some volume over time, so you may need to lightly whip it again to achieve the original texture.
Substitute for Heavy Cream
Milk and Butter
Combining milk and butter is an easy, foolproof way to substitute for heavy cream that’ll work for most recipes.
The butter adds extra fat to the milk, making its fat percentage similar to that of heavy cream.
Combine 1/4 cup (57 grams) of melted butter with 3/4 cup (178 ml) of milk and mix thoroughly to make 1 cup (237 ml) of heavy cream. You can also add a tablespoon (8 grams) of flour to thicken the liquid, especially if you’re using low-fat milk.
Keep in mind that this substitute works well for cooking and baking recipes in which heavy cream is used to add flavor and creaminess. However, it won’t whip the same way that heavy cream does.
Enjoy your Homemade Whipped Cream.