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How to Make Whipped Cream: 5 Incredible Whipped Cream Recipes + How to Stabilize Whipped Cream

Simple instructions showing how to make whipped cream! 3 methods for Stabilized Whipped Cream & 4 different recipes for the BEST Homemade Whipped Cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whipped Cream
Servings: 16
Calories: 117kcal

Ingredients

Classic Whipped Cream Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy cream 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Almond/ Amaretto Whipped Cream Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract or Amaretto

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste

Brown Sugar Whipped Cream Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract or vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted & cooled for 10 mins

Stabilized Whipped Cream with Cream Cheese

  • 1 oz cream cheese softened

Stabilized Whipped Cream with Unflavored Gelatin

  • 1 tsp unflavored gelatin

Stabilized Whipped Cream with Dry Pudding Mix

  • 2 TBSP dry vanilla pudding mix

Instructions

Directions for Classic Whipped Cream

  • Pour heavy cream into mixing bowl. Mix using a stand mixer or hand mixer for 3-4 minutes at medium high - high speed, until mixture thickens. When you pull the whisk up, the cream should form peaks that maintain their shape.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, then mix for another minute. Serve with dessert!

Directions for Almond/ Amaretto Whipped Cream

  • Pour heavy cream into mixing bowl. Mix using a stand mixer or hand mixer for 3-4 minutes at medium high - high speed, until mixture thickens. When you pull the whisk up, the cream should form peaks that maintain their shape.
  • Add the powdered sugar and almond extract (or Amaretto liqueur), then mix for another minute. Serve as desired. 

Directions for Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

  • Pour heavy cream into mixing bowl. Mix using a stand mixer or hand mixer for 3-4 minutes at medium high - high speed, until mixture thickens. When you pull the whisk up, the cream should form peaks that maintain their shape.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste, then mix for another minute. Serve with dessert!
  • **You can scrape the inside of 1-2 fresh vanilla beans and use it in place of the vanilla bean paste!

Directions for Brown Sugar Whipped Cream

  • Combine the heavy whipping cream, brown sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat on high 3-5 minutes, until stiff peaks form.
  • Whipped cream is best when served immediately or stabilized if you plan to serve it 24-48 hours later.

Directions for Chocolate Whipped Cream

  • Pour heavy cream into mixing bowl. Mix using a stand mixer or hand mixer for 3-4 minutes at medium high - high speed, until mixture thickens. When you pull the whisk up, the cream should form peaks that maintain their shape.
  • Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla, then mix for another 2 minutes.
  • Slowly add the melted chocolate, while the mixer is still beating the cream. The chocolate was too thick/ cooled to drizzle in, so I added it in spoonfuls, allowing it to be incorporated before adding more. Repeat until all the melted chocolate is added. Serve with dessert.

Stabilizing Whipped Cream with Cream Cheese

  • This is my favorite way to stabilize whipped cream because it's so simple & tastes lovely. All you do is whip the cream as directed, then once it's thick and creamy, you'll add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and 1 oz softened cream cheese per cup of heavy cream. Whip an additional 2 minutes and that's it!

Stabilizing Whipped Cream with Unflavored Gelatin

  • Combine 1 TBSP water and 1 tsp unflavored gelatin in a small bowl. Stir lightly, then let sit 5 minutes. The gelatin will absorb the water and it will be more solid than liquid. Microwave for 7 seconds, stir and then slowly pour into the already whipped cream while the mixer is still mixing. Mix an additional 2 minutes, then it's done!

Stabilizing Whipped Cream with Dry Pudding Mix

  • Stabilizing whipped cream with pudding mix is very simple! All you do is mix the heavy cream until thick, then add 1 TBSP dry pudding mix per cup of heavy cream. Mix an additional 3 minutes and taste, then add powdered sugar and vanilla extract as you'd like. The pudding mix already contains some sugar and vanilla, but I always add more. 

Notes

Nutrition Info covers just the Basic Whipped Cream recipe, which serves about 16 people, if you're just topping pie. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg