Home made whipped cream is so easy and quick to make. Perfect for strawberry shortcake.


1 cup heavy cream or whipping cream

2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon confectioners sugar or powdered sugar (in a bind, you can use granulated sugar)


Chill mixing bowl and beaters for approximately an hour in the refrigerator, so the ingredients remain cold while preparing the whipped cream.

Add cream and vanilla to the chilled bowl and beat with an electric mixer or Kitchen Aide on medium speed. Check consistency periodically. As it starts to hold shape, add the powdered sugar. You can use a sifter to add the powdered sugar. This will remove any lumps in the sugar. Then turn mixer to high speed to finish.

Remove the bowl after the cream stands and salutes you – actually, just until the peaks hold their shape.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. The cream will hold its consistency for 3 – 4 hours.


– The Gourmet Review


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