Learn how to make whipped cream, step by step with photos, in this quick and simple tutorial.
Total Time:5 minutes
1 cup (240 mL) heavy whipping cream, very cold
3 tablespoons sugar
Pour the cream into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium-low speed until the mixture becomes frothy and foamy. Add the sugar. Increase the speed to high and whip until you notice traces of the mixer attachment in the cream. Continue whipping, watching carefully, until the mixture thickens into smooth pillowy clouds, nearly doubles in size, and barely holds its shape on the end of the whisk attachment. Use immediately.
For vanilla whipped cream: add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For chocolate whipped cream: add 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
For honey whipped cream: add 3 tablespoons good honey in place of the sugar.
For lemon whipped cream: add 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest or more, according to your preferences.