I can’t even begin to tell you how many times a year I make whipped cream. It is really one of those recipes that I turn to time and again and could practically make with my eyes closed. A basic recipe, it only takes a few minutes and three ingredients to make and yet there is one essential step for getting the perfect whipped cream recipe every single time. Start cold. Go high.
That’s it. That’s the trick.
You begin by putting your mixing bowl and whisk, (yes, even those to your electric mixer) in the freezer for about 20 minutes to get as cold as possible. You’ll also want to make sure that your heavy whipping cream is as cold as possible, too.
Then, you pour all of your ingredients into your super chilled mixing bowl and whisk together on high speed for about a minute until stiff peaks form. And, you are done!
No fussing about with it, no testing. You’re done!
If you’d like to add another flavor to your whipped cream recipe, you can switch it out with the vanilla extract, taste it and add a bit more if you think it is needed. Coconut rum and bourbon immediately come to mind as substitutes that people frequently use.
You can also use honey or maple syrup in place of the granulated sugar which also adds their own flavor where you may decide that you don’t need to add anything else to your whipped cream. Believe me, it tastes out of this world with both of those exchanges.
If you do add more liquid to the recipe, you may need to whip your whipped cream a bit longer than one minute to reach the stiff peak stage. However, take care to not overbeat your whipped cream as it can quickly become butter. Which, isn’t a bad thing, it just doesn’t have the taste or appearance you are going for in a whipped cream. Ha!
Here’s my Perfect Whipped Cream recipe. I hope you love it! It’s great on fresh fruit or so many other dishes!
Perfect Whipped Cream Recipe
Perfect whipped cream recipe is one of those essential recipes you need. This recipe gives all the steps you need to make perfect whipped cream every time.
- 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar, honey, or maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla or other flavorings or liquors
- Place mixer bowl and whisk in freezer for at least 20 minutes to chill.
- Pour heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla into the cold bowl and whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form, about 1 minute.
- Do not over beat.