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Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

Our mothers and grandmothers knew how simple this wonderful dessert topping was to make… many of us have never made it.

3 simple ingredients is all you need for a delicious whipped delight.

I added a few options to make flavored whipped cream.  Why not live a little and spice it up a bit.

I haven’t tried all the flavors myself.  The peppermint whipped cream on top of a mug of hot cocoa sounds delightful.  Or perhaps the cinnamon whipped cream with apple pie or apple crisp.

rhubarb dessert with whipped cream

Homemade Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3-4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  1. Chill bowl (glass or metal) for 15-30 minutes. I put mine in the freezer
  2. Add cream, sugar and vanilla to the chilled bowl.
  3. Use the wire whisk attachment for a stand mixer or hand held mixer to beat the ingredients together starting on low speed and increasing to high as it begins to thicken/firm up.
  4. Beat until stiff peaks form, maybe 60-90 seconds. Stopping once to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  5. Enjoy!!

Flavor Variations:

  • Make the whipped cream as directed and fold in the following ingredients until combined
    • Coffee/expresso: 1 teaspoon expresso powder
    • Cinnamon: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • Salted Caramel: 2 tablespoons salted caramel sauce
    • Peppermint: 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract or more if desired
    • Lemon: 2 teaspoons of fine grated lemon zest
    • Peanut Butter: 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
    • Berry: 2 tablespoons berry jam
    • Maple: 1 tablespoons maple syrup plus a teaspoon of maple extract
    • Chocolate: 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (add cocoa at the beginning with powdered sugar, cream and vanilla. Beat until soft peaks form)

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