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Sweetened Whipped Cream Recipe

Sweetened Whipped Cream Recipe

Sometimes a dollop of sweetened whipped cream is all you need to top your favorite cake or other dessert. To make ahead, slightly underwhip the cream, then cover and refrigerate for several hours. Beat briefly just before using.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a chilled small glass bowl and using chilled beaters, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 57 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

Reviews for Sweetened Whipped Cream

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DEBBY0 User ID: 8240319 219384
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"Saved my already-made whipped cream with the idea of vanilla essence. Had a try with other essences... didn't work out so nicely..;)"

shimpi User ID: 8138866 213974
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"how to make homemade whipped cream"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 65965
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"Perfect! Just the right amount of sweetness. Used a 4 cup glass pyrex measuring cup and a hand mixer. Just the right size. Not only great on pie but spooned onto a big bowl of fresh berries!"

kredhead User ID: 710648 76641
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"It's a cinch...go for it...soooo good."

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 207474
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"This recipe is so simple and delicious. I have tried different extracts for different flavor whipped cream. They have all turned out great. I will be making this recipe many more times. I used this for homemade hot chocolate and it was awesome!"

phimmie User ID: 5435069 151814
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"I agree with other reviewers-I never have to buy whipped cream again! I followed recipe exactly and it was so yummy and easy."

Machensmama User ID: 6955561 134200
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"This is by far the best whipped cream recipe out there. So easy to make and everyone loved it. I'll never use another recipe or store bought version again."

kids chauffer User ID: 4381411 84361
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"will add this to my staples used 1 teaspoon of vanilla will try other flavors in the future"

lopezwr1ter User ID: 6747772 76640
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"Very easy, simple recipe. I traded 1 tsp. vanilla extract for 1/2 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 tsp. almond extract. Delicious!"

Foreverdixie User ID: 6641314 159893
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"This whipped cream is awesome! I am going to make this at Thanksgiving to go with pumpkin pie!"

heatherlawrence User ID: 1787196 65963
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"Easy and so delicious!"

darlenam User ID: 2532242 136659
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"This tasted so good but took me a few tries. I over mixed a few times and ended up with a curtled mess. I also wasn't sure the speed of the mixer but figured it out. I will use this from now on because it taste so much better than store bought."

AlannaRed User ID: 5661534 61528
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"I will not buy whipped cream ever again and have been complimented many times on this recipe. I just tell them that I got it from the Taste of Home website."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 134801
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"I make this every time I need whip cream ! Easy and delicious!"

Sugarbearchef User ID: 4480824 155830
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2010

"This tastes wonderful, and is better for you than cool-whip. I used it in an icecream recipie and whipped it up in about 15 min using organic cream."

Budzmom User ID: 1014063 61526
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"Isin't real whipped cream just the best stuff in the world?? My Thanksgiving would not be complete without it (or birthday celebrations, or Christmas, etc, etc, etc)"

Traceann User ID: 570169 150068
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"I had never made homemade whipped cream before (why, I don't know, lol) and this recipe proved to me just how easy it was! And it turned out perfect my first try!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2654285 151701
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"We made this for the first time on Thanksgiving night for our pies -- it was a hit! Very good, not too sweet. Will definitely make it again."

Erin.P.B. User ID: 3614510 155829
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"Best whipped cream! Uses more powdered sugar than other recipes using cane sugar, but isn't too sweet. Great as an icing."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.