Have I ever told you that I have a weakness for cream? Cream sauces, AH! To die for. Of course, I’m an equal opportunity cream eater, so I also love whipped cream on the tops of pies, cookies, brownies, ice cream, or anything else that will support its weight (which is just about anything). For years, whenever I wanted whipped cream on any dish, I had to choose between aerosol whipped cream, which tastes good, but goes flat almost instantly and Cool Whip, which holds its shape just fine, but doesn’t taste as good. Yeah, it’s a first world problem, so it’s not something I spent a lot of time stressing over.
However, a few years ago, I needed whipped cream for something and didn’t feel like running to the store. (Yes, I know, another first world problem.) I had some heavy whipping cream in my fridge and decided to try and make my own. Do you know what I discovered? Making homemade whipped cream is super easy! Not only does it taste better than frozen whipped topping and hold its shape better than canned whipped cream, it makes everything look like I spent HOURS making it. Not that I want to portray myself as someone who slaves for hours in the kitchen, but…
I’m going to let you in on my little secret. You, too, can look like a cooking expert with only a 5 minute time investment. Remember that rice krispie treat commercial with the mom sitting in the kitchen eating her freshly made rice krispie treats, reading a book, and telling her family the rice krispie treats were almost done? This is even easier than rice krispie treats (or my favorite, chex crispy treats,recipe here).
Homemade Whipped Cream
Heavy Whipping Cream
Sugar – 1 tablespoon for each cup of whipping cream, use more or less to taste
Mix sugar and whipping cream together. Beat until stiff peaks form which do not go away. Serve. When I am topping a particularly sweet dessert (like my son’s favorite cookie pie, recipe here), I put in less sugar. I put in a rounded tablespoon for 1 1/2 cups of cream.)
That’s it. Really! Here’s my photo step-by-step so you can make this lovely whipped cream at home.