How To Make Whipped Cream With Heavy Cream

by Amy Ferris

If you’ve ever topped your crepes, cake, or parfaits with store bought whipped cream and thought to yourself: “how can I make this at home” then you’re in the right place! As a home cook, and avid baker, I know first hand the struggles that come with making everything from scratch.

Creating cakes or crepes isn’t complete without some whipped cream and that is exactly why I’m sharing my favorite way to create whipped cream from heavy cream right at home. If you stumbled upon this thinking “I have no experience making whipped cream from scratch” and are feeling discouraged; I’m here to tell you this how to is for everyone at any level of experience!


  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 – 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Using the same exact ingredients listed above, I will show you 2 different ways to make whipped cream. One way is to use a mixing bowl together with a stand mixer. The other is to use a whipped cream dispenser. This should give you lots of flexibility so you can adapt to whatever set up you have available. Let’s get started!


Tools Used In This Recipe

Step 1: Place your metal mixing bowl into the freezer for a minimum of 10 minutes to ensure that your heavy cream is cold once you pour it into your bowl

Step 2: Pour your sugar, vanilla extract, and your cold heavy cream into your metal mixing bowl.

Step 3: Whisk your mixture on a high setting just until you start seeing the mixture thicken and start forming stiff peaks. This step is crucial to how your whipping cream turns out. Mix too little and it will deflate and not hold its shape. Over mix and your whipped cream will curdle up. If you must, take short breaks and lift your whisk and check the consistency of the cream.

Step 4: Serve your freshly made whipped cream with your favorite dessert!


(This is my preferred method because it is a much faster and more elegant way to make whipped cream - I will show you why)

Tool Used In This Recipe

Step 1: Pour chilled heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract into your whipped cream dispenser (Note: make sure the sugar is completely dissolved into liquid form as undissolved sugar might clog the delivery valve)

Step 2: Choose the right decorating nozzle to attach to the dispenser and insert an NO2 charger into the charger holder. I personally use iSi charger because of its high quality purpose.

Step 3: Tighten the charger holder on to the dispenser until you hear a hissing sound. Then, shake the dispenser in up and down motion 4-5 times (this is where the cream mixture gets whipped).

Step 4: Firmly hold your dispenser upside down and press metal lever to dispense your freshly made whipped cream. You can now sit back and enjoy the final result!

Notice how the  cream is beautifully shaped thanks to the attached decorating nozzle. If you enjoy the ease of decoration (just like I do), I would recommend you try out the dispenser over the classic hand mixer when preparing your whipped cream.