Stop buying storebought whipped topping and make your own in 20 minutes with 3 easy ingredients for a delicious addition to any dessert.Jump to Recipe
There are so many times that I am ready to prepare a recipe only to realize I am missing an ingredient. Once it was the honey for Alice Springs Chicken. Another time it was fajita seasoning for Chicken Fajitas. This time, I was working on Better-Than-Sex Cake and realized we forgot the whipped topping.
Even more than missing an ingredient, I hate having to run out to the store to grab something. Usually, I am already in the middle of cooking or we are on a tight schedule. For me, it’s quicker to find a substitute or make it myself. This time, it was a “make it myself” ingredient.
There are very few ingredients needed to make whipped topping at home. I already had some extra heavy whipping cream from making Banana Cream Cheesecake. In addition to that, you need sugar and vanilla extract. Both of these are staples in my house with how often we cook and bake.
Making whipped topping at home is quick and easy. My biggest piece of advice is CONSTANT VIGILANCE (yes, that’s a Harry Potter reference). But seriously, you need to keep a close watch on the mixer. It will come out curdled and grainy if mixed for too long. And under mixed whipped topping won’t hold it’s shape.
Also, start with your bowl cold. About 15 minutes before making the whipped topping I placed the mixing bowl in the freezer. I used the stand mixer, so that bowl went in there. But if you’re using an electric mixer, then I suggest a stainless steel bowl. It gets cold quickly and stays cold long enough to make the recipe.
Step by Step
Place a large stainless steel mixing bowl in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. Take it out and immediately make the whipped topping while it’s cold.
Pour the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract into the cold mixing bowl. Use a stand mixer or electric mixer to whisk for about 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Watch closely so it doesn’t get overmixed and become grainy.
Use immediately or store in an airtight container. The whipped topping can last in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. It can also be frozen but may lose a little bit of its texture.
Originally Published On: August 29, 2019
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Place a large stainless steel mixing bowl in the freezer for at least 15 minutes
- Immediately pour the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract into the cold mixing bowl
- Use a stand mixer or electric mixer to whisk for about 3-4 minutes on medium speed watching closely so it doesn’t get overmixed and become grainy
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container
- The whipped topping can last in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours or it can also be frozen but may lose a little bit of its texture
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
18 thoughts on “3-Ingredient Whipped Topping from Scratch”
Really, seems it would be very tasty to experiecnce the food recipe. Hope, I would be preararing the item soon.
Thanks for sharing by the way.
Making whipped topping at home tastes much better, and fresher, than buying it at the store.
How do you know tons of recipes? It’s really amazing though…!
A lot of it has been trial and error!
This is a great idea – much better than buying a topping! I’m definitely going to make this to go on my desserts in future…
It’s super easy, you just have to watch closely to make sure it doesn’t get overmixed.
This is one thing I have never tried to make! It sounds super simple though maybe I should!
I didn’t for a long time either. It seemed way too complicated until I realized just how easy it is!
Your whipped topping looks so fluffy! Homemade is always so much better than the store-bought.
It’s all in mixing the right amount of time. I had a few failures before I got it to work just right.
Definitely homemade recipes are better! I’ll try to make this whipped topping! I love how delicious it looks. Also, love how simple it is to make
It’s so simple, and so so much better than the storebought stuff!
I always forget to buy whipped topping. Knowing how to make it at home is such a help.
Trust me, once you make it from scratch you won’t want the storebought whipped topping anyways!
Oh i love love love whipped cream, this is amazing!!! Thank you soooo much.
Whipped topping makes a great addition to almost any dessert, now you know how to make it at home!
My aunt used to always make whipped topping from scratch but I never have. You make it look so easy now this year I’m determined to try your recipe and forget about the store stuff for good!
It really is an easy recipe to put together when you need it and tastes so fresh when you make it yourself.