Easy Whipped Cream
Better than the whipped cream that comes in the squirty canisters! Spread on crepes, fruits, pies or your favorite desserts.
Better than the whipped cream that comes in the squirty canisters! Spread on crepes, fruits, pies or your favorite desserts.
Great stuff! Based on other reviews, I reduced the sour cream to 1/4 cup and increased the heavy cream to 3/4 cup and it is wonderful! Great texture! This one goes in the recipe box.
I used this recipe for my 2nd attempt at home made whipped cream (I didn't LOVE the results the first time I made a different recipe). This is spot on. The sour cream makes all the difference in the world. This has a delightful flavor and consistency. I did reduce the sour cream by 1/2, as I was afraid of too much *tang* and I"m glad I did. It was perfect. I chilled my bowl and beaters about 30 minutes before whipping. THANKS for a great recipe!
Well I am always the one that orders "extra" whipped cream on everything so I love to make my own. This was good...it was much more thick and creamy vs. the normal "whipped" texture. Tasted almost like cheesecake probably because of the sour cream. Would be great with berries or a fruity dessert. Will make again!
This was so good and very easy. I served this over strawberry shortcake and my husband could not get enough! Be sure to chill the bowl.
I needed a whipped cream frosting recipe, but I wanted to it to have more substance than just plain fresh whipped cream. Adding the sour cream made the consistancy perfect for the cake! Not too sweet so as not to overdo the great taste of the dark chocolate cake I put it on.
This is the BEST substitute for cool whip! It lasts a long time in the fridge...like, we used it on a banana pudding dessert with vanilla wafers and an oreo cookie pudding dessert on the same night and we had some left over till the next morning and it was fine...not melted all over the place like regular whipped cream and not full of artificial stuff like whipped topping. Try it!
Absolutely delicous! The ability to make it several hours ahead is very helpful when entertaining. It holds up very well. I made it about six hours ahead. I was serving 8 and I doubled the recipe and it was just enough. Also, I increased the confectioners sugar by 1/3 and liked how it came out.
Think of this as gourmet Cool Whip. I made it to top a sweet potato pie and everyone liked it. It was still stable in the morning and I ended up eating the rest for breakfast (no pie, just the cream!). The first time I made this I did follow others suggestions and used 1/4 cup sour cream and 3/4 cup heavy cream. I upped the powdered sugar to 1/3 cup because some mentioned it wasn't very sweet. I usually don't modify recipes the first time I try them but I was feeding someone who typically doesn't care for sour cream and I was unsure how strong the original recipe would be. The second time I followed the recipe exactly (except for 1/3 cup powdered sugar, not a major change) and it was still delicious with just a slight tang reminiscent of cheesecake. If you don't tell anyone there's sour cream in this I doubt anyone would ever guess. I never had a problem getting it to stiff peaks with a deep, chilled bowl and whisk and my stand up mixer. It didn't take any longer to whip than just whipping cream would take. I can't wait to try this on apple pie.
This was pretty good. I doubled the amount of heavy cream for less of a sour cream taste and adding 1/2 packet of unflavored gelatin completely dissolved in 2 oz of warm milk. When the cream was beaten to about 10 seconds away from the stiffness I like I added the dissolved gelatin and continued beating to incorporate it evenly. Adding the gelatin stabilizes the whipped cream allowing it to be kept in the refrigerator for several days without going runny.
Tastes really good! I used it on top of a coconut cake that called for plain whipped cream. I imagine it would be very good with fresh fruit. I don't think this whips up with as much volume as just plain whipping cream, so beware if you need a specific quantity, you'll probably have to scale up. Also, mine didn't come out quite as stiff as regular whipped cream does. After beating for quite some time I was afraid to beat any longer for fear I'd have butter and it was still fairly loose. The flavor is great though!
This has to be the easiest thing I have ever made. Very light and lots of flavor. I used the advice of the the other reviews and used 1/4 c. sour cream and 1/3 c. confectioners sugar. I put my metal bowl and paddles in the freezer (while I got my ingredients together). I had no problem whipping it into peaks. Hold your mixer straight up and move your bowl in circles instead of moving the mixer. It creates a smooth and even mixing motion that allows for smooth and even texture. Just my personal experience. No more Cool Whip for me!
Make twice as much as you think you need.
Oh wow, this was good & silky. My husband has diabetes so I used 3 T of Splenda instead of powdered sugar. Cut the sour cream in half. Very, very good!
The first time I made this it came out great. The second time I could not get it to thicken. I guess I did something wrong...
Love this! I didn't measure carefully and it turned out awesome. Tastes excellent and love the creamy consistency.
This is a lovely recipe. To ensure great results and wonderfully flavored whipped cream I always purchase "pasteurized" rather than "ultra pasteurized cream". Look for it at Trader Joe's and/or Whole Foods. It makes all the difference in the world! Another trick for making a very stable whipped cream is to add some dry, powdered milk while whipping the cream. Use the dry milk in lieu of the sour cream for a more pure whipped cream flavor. Made this way the cream will hold not only overnight, but several days in the fridge.
This was DELICIOUS!! I can't imagine why anyone had trouble getting this to stiffen; I had peaks within 3 minutes. Maybe they have never made a meringue type dish before and didn't know the steps to whipping? I didn't chill the bowl and still didn't have problems. Just mix on low to incorporate all ingredients (about 30 seconds) and then whip on medium-high until stiff. If it seems like its not stiffening you can increase speed. I didn't change the recipe at all, and it was so good I had to refrain from licking all the utensils AND bowl clean! (I only succeeded in refraining from licking the bowl =P) It has a SLIGHT tang of cheesecake, but if I didn't know there was sour cream in it I never would have guessed. This is definitely a welcome addition to my recipe box! I'll be using it for strawberry shortcake, but I will definitely find more uses for it! Thanks for the recipe!
It's ok as is. It didn't give the the peaks that I was looking for. This produces more of a soft peak. I changed it to 1 cup of whipping cream, 1/2 cup sour cream 1/3 cup confectioners sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla and I got what I was looking for. I'm using this on a Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap crust.
Did anyone tell Hot Mamma, who said that this was her first try, that heavy or "whipping" cream whips up without adding anything? That's even easier! You don't need sour cream, and if you want it sweetened, you can use regular sugar. You whip it right before you serve it.
So good and so easy. Was a perfect topping to the key lime pie I made. No changes needed this is perfect the way it is.
We use this recipe all the time. On waffles, pancakes and hot chocolate. So simple my kids make it themselves.
Absolute perfection! Love the slight tang the sour cream adds. I had to whip mine for about 7 minutes to get it thick and added a bit more confection sugar when it was taking so long (maybe a teaspoon at most). Had it with the Country Apple Dumpling recipe also found here on AR (which is a must to try if you haven't yet!).
This was my first attempt at making homemade whipped cream. Made this to top a blueberry tart. I didn't have any sour cream on hand so I used cream cheese instead. It was a hit even for my three little picky eaters and my husband. I will make this again and again!!!
Very easy & very good!
O.M.G. YUM! I used full fat Fage greek yogurt in place of sour cream & splenda instead of sugar. FABULOUS. Thanks!
Perfectly adequate whipped cream. I gave it a 5 because you can't really go wrong with heavy cream - its going to be good. The sour cream adds a nice tanginess, and it just takes a few minutes to prepare whipped cream thats vastly superior to the store bought stuff.
Delicious! I like how the sourcream nipped a bit of the sweetness. I was scared at first it didn't thicken as fast as I was thinking then it was like poof - thick!
My daughter loved it but it's not what I was looking for on her birthday cake.
Made this for Strawberry Shortcakes and it was WONDERFUL! Creamy goodness! :) Will use this recipe again!!
this was easy. my whipping cream didn't seem to peak until I added the sugar. Once I added the sugar, it whipped right up. My husband said it wasn't sweet enough. I didn't mind since we were using with crepes and used Blueberry Sauce submitted by ISYBEL and that was already sweet. I would give this 4.5 since it could be a little sweeter.
Excellent texture and flavor. I was able to use it over two days but the first day had better texture.
The sour cream really helped the cream to hold it's shape!
I made this tonight to top "Banana Cream Pie Made Easy" from this site. I screwed it up but still tasted fantastic!! I was in a hurry and tried to follow some of what I read in the reviews. I cut the sour cream back to 1/4c, used 1c of heavy cream (it was already in the bowl LOL!) and used 1/2c of confectioner's sugar!! Best pie I ever made and my company loved it too!! I guess the sour cream toned down the sweetness of the sugar. Next time I'll I won't get so carried away when I get baking!!
So good! I took the other reviewers advise and halfed the sour cream. I also stuck with granulated sugar. Would have given five stars had I not made changes.
Very, very GOOD!!!
love this topping, I used 1 1/2 cups heavy cream,1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup of conf sugar, beat till peaks, covered with flake coconut, great, refrigerate lasted a couple days.
this is very good..Made this for Christmas for and did a few changes..I used 1 cup heavy cream,3Tbsp confectioner sugar and 2 Tbsp sour cream. Since i was making Candy cane Sundaes i used peppermint extract for flavoring and crushed in at the end some peppermint candy cane..
This was so easy and soooo yummy, I did end up using a little less sour cream which made this whipped cream perfect.
I followed the ingredients to the letter and then whipped forever and could not get stiff peaks. Wondering if I missed something.
its too bad there wasnt more of it...i had to stop eating it because i needed it for the shortcake
This is a great recipe. I like it much more with white sugar instead of powdered sugar though. Try that if it doesn't taste quite right to you. Love it, love it, love it!
1st time I made this, I followed the recipe. 2nd time, I reduced the amount of sour cream. Was very good, but a little too much for us. I put the bowl in the freezer for a few minutes prior to making. Will increase the vanilla next time. Great recipe and easy to modify based on your own taste.
I ended up making this, because my local grocery store was out of cool whip. This was really easy to make. I made the sour cream by adding a half tbsp. of vinegar to a half cup of whipping cream. My standing mixer, fitted with a wire wisk attachment, was used to whip this up in less than two minutes. The taste and texture was great! Don't think I'll be going back to using Cool Whip again :) Thanks for sharing.
I made a pumpkin cake tonight and thought I had some whipped topping to use for it - nope. I had heavy cream I could have whipped, but decided to look at recipes for something else (I had heard about stabilizing cream with pudding so that was originally what I was after) and found this one. This recipe is so easy and tasty for something like my cake - or a pie that you would normally use Cool Whip. I actually like it better for this because the tang of the sour cream was slightly apparent and was really nice with the sweetness of the cake. Thanks for the recipe - I'll make it again!
Super quick and easy and tasty.
I changed it a little to 3/4 cup cream and 1/4 cup sour cream because that was all the sour cream I had. Turned out great! Very flavorful and it held overnight in the fridge extremely well. When put on ice cream, it was still holding when the ice cream had already melted! Thank you for the recipe thymekeeper!
Very good, used "lowfat" or "fat-free" and still tasted delicious. Was a hit on our cookie ice cream cake!!
This is WONDERFUL! Tastes so much better than regular homemade and storebought whipped cream. Thanks :)
This is okay. I use 1 cup heavy cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Whatever I do, I never use Cool Whip because it has a really nasty flavor and after taste. I always use the real thing. And mine will keep more than one day.
I reduced the sour cream slightly based on previous reviews - hubby's first words after first taste: "we're never buying it in a can again."
This was excellent and easy! I took the advice of another reviewer and refrigerated the beater and bowl for a bit first. I'll definitely use this again.
I used this on a strawberry shortcake recipe and it was quick and easy to make. I did not measure it but it did seem to make more than the 1.5 cups. Also, I did not have an electric mixer but was still able to achieve the right consistency just using a fork! It went over extremely well and everyone raved about it. Much better tasting than store bought whipped cream worth the extra ten minutes it took to make!
Excellent and easy. Delicious!
This is terrific! Holds up really well in my fruit salad. I have made this several times, and it holds up more than overnight. I usually make a double or triple batch, and it has held up really well for the couple of days that it lasts over the holidays.
After reading other reviews, I made sure to chill the bowl and beaters. I also decided to mix the sour cream, vanilla and powdered sugar in a small separate bowl prior to adding to the chilled bowl containing the heavy cream. It whipped up very quickly and nicely. But I was somewhat dissappointed that the sour cream didn't made a bigger difference. The taste wasn't bad but it wasn't anything special either. It was a nice, thick, creamy whipped cream but not a whole lot different than the recipe minus the sour cream.
This turned out great. I made this to go on top of a chocolate creme pie--they were a great combo. I cut back on the sour cream and added more cream like several other reviewers and was happy with the results.
One word... AMAZING!!!
I followed others advice to reduce the sour cream to 1/4 and increased heavy cream to 3/4 cup and it was amazing....Excellent recipe and thanks for sharing.
All I could taste was the sour cream.
Yummy, yummy! I made this to go with some pies I was taking for Thanksgiving. This was preferred over the cool whip my mother-in-law put out. I loved the flavor. I will admit that I only used 1/4 cup of fat free sour cream, and upped the cream to 3/4 cup. I used splenda instead of sugar. It wasn't quite sweet enough so I added an extra 1/3 cup. Very tasty though, and I loved the consistency. Definitely a keeper.
I followed the suggestion of others and cut the sour cream back to 1/4c. Heavenly!
Whipped cream, that is about all I have to say. I did add a shredded mango into the recipe.
Fantastic! :) Just got done making this, and I will be putting it in between layers of a parfait with homemade puddings I am making for Father's Day for my husband!! Thank you soo much for sharing!! :) Tastes great, and I am really looking forward to it tonight! :)
I made this to go with the Perfect Berry Shortcakes from this website. Wonderfully easy and super good!
The best for pies!
Amazing and very easy. Used for strawberry shortcake and the sour cream really accented the strawberries very well. I cut the sour cream down to 1/4 cup based off of other reviews, and I'm very happy with the result. Will use this recipe over and over again.
We did not use the sour cream and it easily doubled. YUM!!!
This tasted too much like sour cream. I made two batches. One with 1/4 c of sour cream and 3/4 cup heavy cream and one as the recipe stated, 1/2 and 1/2. The one with less sour cream was MUCH better.
I probably do about three parts whipping cream to one part sour cream. I really like this variation!
SOOOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!!! I will always have whipped cream only this way!
This recipe was good
Easy & everyone loved it -- better than store bought YUM
The title is misleading it should read "Easy and Really, Really, Good Whipped Cream. I fill a the mixing bowl up with ice water and and soak the blending utensil as well. It really helps. Adjusting the sour cream can make it range from frosting like to traditional.
The tasted really good, although I still prefer "plain" whipped cream (cream and sugar only). We used it in a trifle and the sour cream helped cut the sweetness of the other ingredients and suited it perfectly.
This recipe was A-MAAAAAZING!!! It was such a light, refreshing taste! Oh yea, it surprisingly had a cheesecake flavor too! I made a substitute with the vanilla. I used real vanilla beans; it gave it that Breyers vanilla ice cream look lol(YUM!). I've also doubled the recipe for 2 strawberry banana cream pies. Now that I know how to make whipped cream AND how simple it is to make, I have NO reason to buy that canned stuff again!! One more thing...I whipped it a bit longer than suggested (abt 7-8 min). I wanted it to be extra fluffy and it was! :)
Tastes sooooo good! Thanks!
The sour cream makes the difference. Made it a 2nd time and I didn't have sour cream, it was definitely missing that extra deliciousness. You can also adjust the sweetness to your liking. If you don't want your whipped cream to turn an off-white from the vanilla extract, make sure to use the clear vanilla extract.
Delicious and easy, I reduced the sour cream to 1/4 cup based on other reviews. It was perfect!
Made this w/ stawberry shortcake recipe and it was very good. I added a little extra sugar because at first I tasted too much sour cream. Will use again, thanx!
This turned out beautifully! I used 1 cup heavy whipping cream, a half cup sour cream 1/4 cup powdered sugar and a half tsp vanilla. I put my metal mixing bowl and whisk in the freezer for about a half hour. It filled up a 8 oz empty Cool whip bowl perfectly. Thanks
Why must you put sour cream in a whip cream recipe? I only use a small amount of sugar and heavy cream and whip. It does need sour cream or vanilla and still taste better than cool whip or canned. The texture is always very light.
Very yummy and a nice change of pace from regular whipped cream. Tart, yet sweet, plus a creamy and dense texture. This won't replace regular whipped cream, but will be nice to have as an option.
Wonderful :) my fiance loved it
I made this recipe exactly as written and it was a little too sour for my taste. It would be great for berries or other fruit that would balance it out, but we wanted it for pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. So I made another batch with just a tablespoon of sour cream and a little more confectioners sugar and it was fabulous! I could not believe how good it was. Far and away the best whipped cream I have ever tasted. Everyone absolutely loved it and couldn't believe it was made from scratch. Much, much better than cool whip. And for those who have never made whipped cream before be sure and use a taller bowl or measuring cup to mix it in. From personal experience, if the mixing bowl is too shallow the cream will not thicken, ever... and you'll realize it when it turns to curds and whey! I use a two or four cup pyrex measuring cup depending on how much cream I am making. Thanks for the great recipe!
This is a nice stable recipe for piping. I loved the flavor and texture. I did use 3/4 cup of whipping cream, 1/3 cup of powdered sugar, and 1/4 cup of sour cream. The sour cream gives it good stability and a lovey taste. I chilled the bowl and whipping attachment in the freezer prior to making. I put the whipping cream, sour cream, and vanilla in the bowl first and started whipping adding the powdered sugar slowly during the process. I used a Kitchenaid stand mixer and it whipped up very quickly.
I also took the advice of others and used 3/4 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. It came out great!!!
I made this for on top of pumpkin pies in hopes of offering a fun alternative to plain ol' store-bought whipped cream. Turned out to be a poor choice for us - it was not sweet at all - tasted more like sour cream than whipped cream. After realizing that I gradually added almost another whole cup of confectioner's sugar but to no avail - still sour. It was the right texture however. I did used a chilled bowl and whisk for my KitchenAid with this recipe.
I was just looking for the right ingredients and this told me what i needed to know. I poured in what was left of my small carton of heavy cream (about 3/4 of it), and what looked like 1 part powdered sugar (compared to the cream- 1 part sugar, to 4 parts cream...make sense? i dunno) anywhoo then poured in what looked like about a tsp of vanilla and started beating it with my electric mixer for 5 mins or so...it was BEAUTIFUL!!! I dont really like sour cream, and it was fine without it. I LOVE this! :) thank youuu, its very tasty on my coconut cream pie
This was great! I loved that I could make it a head of time. Nice and fluffy but it does not make a whole lot. -Janene
Best whipped cream I've ever had! I liked that it wasn't too sweet and had the perfect consistency. I added about 1/4 cup more powdered sugar to cut the tang of the sour cream (before reading the other reviews) and then it was delicious. No more cool whip in this house!
very good, however I would have liked it to be a bit sweeter.
I so wanted this to work. I thought it would be just perfect on the cheesecake that I had made. But it was just a soupy mess. I whipped and whipped with my stand mixer, nothing. I read the reviews that said all of a sudden this would just come together and thicken up, but that never happened. Not saying that I wouldn't give it another chance, but I went with a different whipped cream recipe on this occasion.
This recipe is nothing spectacular...tastes just like the whipped cream from the container. I was hoping for a little more homemade taste, but it worked for what I needed it for.
Very nice texture, and tastes great. The sour cream is very over powering I'd probably reduce or use this specific whipped cream with other dishes. Just a little to tart for the chocolate cake we made. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for sharing your recipe! I changed it a little and did 3/4 cup whipping cream and 1/4 sour cream and it turned out perfect! I got lots of compliments!
Mmmmm Tasty! Didn't have any confectioners sugar; what was a girl to do? I did have Splenda.....well I used the same proportion of Splenda as the Confectioners sugar and whipped that baby up.....Whipped up well producing softer peaks but was still a keeper...who needs confectionary sugar anway!
This was easy. I liked it. I would make again.