Tips for Whipping Cream

Before whipping cream, refrigerate the bowl and beaters for about 30 minutes. Pour the cream into a deep, chilled bowl; whip on high (with sugar if instructed) until soft peaks form if using as a garnish. Beat until stiff peaks form if frosting a cake.

If sweetened whipped cream is desired, add 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar to each cup of cream before whipping.