Simple Whipped Cream

There are certain universal pleasures in life: noticing that flowers are blooming at the end of winter, finding surprise money in your pants pocket, and topping a dessert with a fat helping of whipped cream.

When I was a child my mom was all about Cool Whip, especially strawberries dipped in the fluffy stuff. While that may be what I, and many other people grew up on, we can do better than high fructose corn syrup. Fresh whipped cream is the simplest thing to make and is beautiful with any dessert.


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 small pinch salt

Combine everything in a bowl and mix with either a hand or stand mixer until medium peaks form in the cream, about 1-3 minutes.

5 thoughts on “Simple Whipped Cream

  1. Soooo much better than the store-bought kind! Do you know the paper towel trick for the rare occasion when there are leftovers? Just lay a piece over the top of the whipped cream, and press down gently so that the entire top surface of the whipped cream is in contact. Tuck any loose ends/corners in, put a lid on, & pop it in the fridge. Next day, throw away the wet paper towel & you have fluffy whipped cream ready to go!

      1. My mom taught me that one. It’s amazingly effective. No more of that weird little puddle of liquid that makes the whipped cream runny!

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