How to Make Whipped Topping

Forget spending over $5.00 on whipped cream! With just a few cheap and common household ingredients you whip up a batch of whipped cream that tastes just as good if not better than the store bought product.


  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Dry ingredients like powdered sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg (Optional)


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    Chill a large metal bowl in the freezer. This will help to crystallize the outer surfaces and will keep your whipped cream colder and fresher. Keep in freezer for at least ten minutes with a temperature between 5 to 0 °F (−15 to −18 °C).
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    Pour the desired amount of heavy whipping cream into your bowl.
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    Use an electric mixer to actually make the product. Start at low speed and go up to medium speed. You are looking for soft peaks to form. They will look like a curved mountaintop and then fall apart quickly. Check this by pulling up on the cream with the mixer prongs.
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    Complement your whipped topping by adding ingredients which may boost the sweetness and even give it an extra flavor. Among them are powdered sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
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    Cover the whipped topping with saran wrap and store in the fridge for 15 minutes
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    Serve with fresh berries, ice cream, compote or any delicious dessert which complements whipped cream. The list is endless.


  • Do not put any other material aside metal into the freezer for any extended length of time. It will cause damage to the bowl and may even warrant it unusable if you want to use it again.
  • You may use a whisk in order to make the whipped cream but this is a long and tedious procedure and you will have a very sore wrist when you are done.
  • When pouring the heavy whipping cream into your bowl remember that once you are done you will have at least double the amount of whipped cream you actually put in. For instance if you added 1/4 cup you will actually end up with a 1/2 cup.


  • When mixing use extra care to not accidentally over-mix the product. The cream will separate from itself and your whipped cream will turn into the liquid product again.

Things You'll Need

  • A large metal bowl
  • Electric Mixer
  • Whisk (Optional)
  • Saran Wrap

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Categories: Eggs and Dairy