How to make basic whipped cream. For best results make sure whisk and bowl are ice cold.

Paula

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like.

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Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 5.5g 9% DV; cholesterol 20.4mg 7% DV; sodium 5.7mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2007
Good recipe. Chill mixing bowl and beaters in freezer for 10 minutes before preparing. Also,can experiment with different extracts to get just the right flavor to go with that perfect recipe (rum extract,almond,banana,coconut,maple,coffee)~tried them all :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2003
the ratio is good, with the exception of sugar, I found that it was not as sweet as I like it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2007
Good recipe. Chill mixing bowl and beaters in freezer for 10 minutes before preparing. Also,can experiment with different extracts to get just the right flavor to go with that perfect recipe (rum extract,almond,banana,coconut,maple,coffee)~tried them all :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2007
Excellent! I was out of powdered sugar, so used regular sugar instead and it still came out great! Thanks :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2006
So simple and easy to make. Be sure to use a metal bowl. I usually place mine (with the wisk) in the freezer for five or ten minutes before making the cream. Delicious! You'll never buy ready made again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2011
Perfectly good whipped cream. An easy way to get your whipped cream to stay fluffy is to bloom 1 tsp of unflavoured gelatin in 1tbsp of water. Then just add that to your whipped cream when you add the sugar. It will stay nice and fluffy for days! No more making whipped cream at the last possible second. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2010
There's nothing like homemade whipped cream! I doubled the amount of confectioners' sugar, but other than that it's a classic recipe that's perfect with pound cake and strawberries (or anything else you can think of). Definitely make sure your bowl and beater are well chilled and you'll get perfect results every time. You'll never go back to store bought again...... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2003
I made this recipe to put over fresh strawberries. Since a couple of the reviewers said the whipped cream was not sweet enough, I doubled the powdered sugar to 2 tablespoons. It was delicious! I will definitely use this as my whipped cream recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
This was perfect!It was also very easy.I used an electric hand mixer(low setting) and it took a few minutes to get to the soft peaks stage.I had to add a 1/2 a tbls more confectioners sugar than the recipe called for because it was not sweet enough.I served it with strawberries.I will surely make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2003
Needed more whipped topping for holiday pie...this one worked fine! Need to make it a few times to get the texture just right since I've grown up with Cool Whip. Used Splenda sugar substitute to make it sugar-free. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2003
I've never relly had home-made whipped cream before, so i found this one and it turned out delicious! I make it all the time now and it's verry easy! It comes out the best if you leave the bowl & whisk in the freezer for about 1/2 hour or so. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2003
the ratio is good, with the exception of sugar, I found that it was not as sweet as I like it Read More
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