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Easy Homemade Whipped Cream (homemade Cool Whip)

This super easy 3 ingredient homemade whipped cream is absolutely delicious and will have you wanting to totally ditch store bought Cool Whip!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2 cups
Author: ThriftyFrugalMom.com


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • Pour heavy whipping cream into a mixing bowl.  (If you using a hand mixer, make sure the bowl has high sides because the cream will splash quite a bit initially. I've found using the whisk attachment helps a lot!)
  • Beat on medium speed just until soft peaks are formed.
  • Add sugar and continue mixing until stiff peaks form.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Store refrigerated.


While you can store whipped cream in the fridge, it will usually get a bit runny as it sits.  So it works best if you wait to make it until you are ready to use it.
If you buy raw milk, you can also use the cream from it to make whipped cream. Just be sure to let the milk stand for several days so the cream separates out really well. Then use only the thickest cream from the very top, making sure not to get any milk in it at all.  If your cream gets milk in it, you won't be able to get it to thicken.