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simple whipped cream recipe from scratch

Simple Whipped Cream Recipe - Basic Vanilla Whipped Cream Recipe

This is a simple, easy, delicious and basic vanilla whipped cream recipe, you may adjust the sugar based on your preference for sweetness.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 Cups
Calories 471kcal


  • 4 cups Heavy whipping Cream chilled
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar (may adjust according to your preference)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract


  • Refrigerate the bowls and electric mixer blades (or whisk) for at least 20 minutes before making the whipped cream.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the chilled heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract using a spoon.
  • Mix the contents using an electric mixer, keeping the speed at maximum.
  • Keep whipping for about 2 minutes until the texture starts to change.
  • The texture starts to change to a little frothy by about 2 minutes, then stop the mixer and add the powdered sugar to the cream.
  • Whip the contents again using the electric mixer at maximum speed for about 3 more minutes (total 5 minutes) or until the whipping cream has got the soft peaks and changed to the delicious vanilla whipped cream that is perfect for frosting the cake.
  • Keep the heavy whipped cream frosting refrigerated (you can refrigerate this for about 1 to 2 days) if not using right away.


After frosting the cake, its best to keep the cake refrigerated for best results, or the icing can melt. This is a very simple and basic vanilla whipped cream recipe using heavy whipping cream which can be used to frost cakes. If you need to make the frosting more consistent in texture which can be used in icing bags for advanced decorations, you have to whip the cream for more time until the desired consistency is reached.


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 77mg