Homemade whipped cream is so quick and easy! With only three ingredients, this simple recipe can be whipped up in minutes and is better than anything you’ll find in a container or can.

Quick and easy recipe for homemade whipped cream that's perfectly fluffy yet firm enough to hold its shape.

Homemade Whipped Cream: Fluffy, Firm, and Fabulous!

Who doesn’t love a dollop of whipped cream on their dessert? Whether it’s topping off a slice of pie, a bowl of fresh berries, or a cup of hot chocolate, whipped cream adds that extra oomph.

A lot of our recipes here at Living Locurto call for whipped cream, I often use Cool Whip in them, but let’s be honest, store-bought whipped cream often falls short—too runny, too airy, and not nearly as satisfying.

So today, we wanted to share this recipe for homemade whipped cream: it’s fluffy, firm, and just plain fantastic. Plus, it’s ridiculously easy to make. You’re going to love it and probably won’t ever want the store bought kind again.

Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe Angel Food Cake and Fruit

Why Homemade Whipped Cream Is The Best

Homemade whipped cream is a game-changer. It’s quick, easy, and infinitely better than anything you’ll find in a can. So next time you’re in need of a little dessert magic, skip the store-bought stuff and whip up your own. You’ll never look back!

  1. Texture Heaven: Homemade whipped cream is the perfect balance of fluffiness and firmness. It’s sturdy enough to pipe onto cupcakes or hold its shape on a slice of cake, but still light and airy.
  2. Flavor Explosion: With just three simple ingredients, you get pure, unadulterated flavor. No artificial stuff here!
  3. Versatility: You can customize it any way you like. Want a boozy twist? Add a splash of your favorite liqueur. Looking for something different? Try adding a pinch of cinnamon or cocoa powder.
Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

Fun Tips and Tricks for Homemade Whipped Cream

  • Make it Ahead: Whipped cream can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Just give it a quick whisk before serving to revive its fluffiness.
  • Add Flavors: Experiment with different extracts like almond or peppermint for a unique twist.
  • Fruit Infusion: Add a tablespoon of fruit puree for a fruity whipped cream perfect for summer desserts. We love adding strawberries and cinnamon!

Our Favorite Recipes Using Homemade Whipped Cream:

Homemade Whipped Cream on Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

Piping Hack for Mess-Free Desserts

Want to pipe whipped cream onto your desserts without making a mess? Here’s a genius hack:

Hack: Use a Ziplock Bag and a Tall Glass


  1. Tall Glass: Place the tip of a ziplock bag or pipping bag inside of a tall glass. Wrap the edges around the rim of the glass to hold it in place.
  2. Fill: Spoon your whipped cream into the part of the bag that is inside of the glass.
  3. Remove, Seal and Snip: Remove the bag from the glass, twist and seal the bag, removing as much air as possible. Snip off a small corner of the bag to create a makeshift piping bag.
  4. Pipe Away: Gently squeeze the bag to pipe the whipped cream onto your desserts. No fancy piping tools needed, and cleanup is a breeze!

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

The key to the best whipped cream is to freeze your mixing bowl before adding your ingredients. This makes it fluff up quicker and keeps it nice and cold.

Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe Whipping

The 3 Ingredients You’ll Need:

  1. Heavy whipping cream
  2. Sugar
  3. Vanilla extract

Print the recipe for Homemade Whipped Cream below along with a a nifty hack to keep it firm and fabulous for longer.

Enjoy making and devouring your delicious homemade whipped cream! If you have any specific questions or need more details, feel free to ask.

Homemade Whipped Cream

Quick and easy recipe for homemade whipped cream that’s perfectly fluffy yet firm enough to hold its shape, complete with a handy hack for stabilization.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Yield: 8
Author: Amy Locurto




  • Chill Out: Pop your mixing bowl and beaters (or whisk) in the freezer for about 15 minutes. This helps the cream whip up faster and stay firmer longer.
  • Pour and Whip: Pour the heavy whipping cream into your chilled bowl. Beat on medium speed until it starts to thicken.
  • Sweeten the Deal: Add the sugar and vanilla extract. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form. You’ll know you’re there when you lift the beaters and the whipped cream holds its shape.
  • Enjoy: Spoon it over your favorite dessert.


Whipped Cream Hack: Stabilize It!

Ever notice how homemade whipped cream can start to wilt after a while? Here’s a nifty hack to keep it firm and fabulous for longer.
Hack: Add Gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a small bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes until it looks like a gel.
Microwave the gelatin for a few seconds until it turns into a liquid. Let it cool slightly.
Start whipping your cream as usual. Once it starts to thicken, slowly pour in the gelatin mixture while continuing to beat. Voila! Stabilized whipped cream that won’t deflate on you.
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Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, dessert topping, whipped cream
Calories: 236kcal


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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