Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream

Whether be a cold coffee or a warm cake right out of the oven, everyone loves a dollop of whipped cream on top. I myself enjoy whipped cream as a topping on my desserts and have prepared recipes using whipped cream.  But recently while working on a recipe I ran out of whipped cream so decided to make my own – Homemade Whipped Cream. When it comes to homemade I am all up for it, it’s fun, exciting and you learn something new.

Making whipped cream at home was extremely simple. Just two ingredients and your electric mixer, that’s all you need to whip up your very own whipped cream. Once you make your own, you will never buy it again from the local markets. Whipped cream can be prepared with a stand mixer, hand blender or even a simple whisk. It’s so much fun to watch a simple whipping cream getting transformed into something frothy and airy.

Before I started on my recipe, I chilled the bowl and blade (which I was using to whip up my recipe) in the refrigerator for an hour. Chilling the bowl and blades help the cream to whip up faster. 

How to check if the whipped cream has the right consistency

  • Blade marks (round circles formed by blade) in the cream will get thicker and denser.
  • Cream will double up in volume and thicken up.
  • Last an the most important one – remove the whisk/blender from the mixer/base. Hold it upside down and if the whipped cream maintains its soft peak firmly without falling off the blade (see pic below) – it’s ready to use and is perfect.


Time mentioned below in the recipe is for stand mixer. Beating time will vary for hand blender and much longer for a manual whisk.

Homemade Whipped Cream


Homemade Whipped Cream
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Sweetened homemade whipped cream is a perfect topping to any dessert.
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  • 1 cup Heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • Few drops of Vanilla essence (optional)
  1. Let's prep up our ingredients.
  2. Before you start chill blade and bowl in the refrigerator for an hour.
  3. Pour heavy cream or whipping cream to the chilled bowl..
  4. Mix in sugar...
  5. Turn the mixer or hand blender to a medium speed and start whipping the cream. Within 2- 3 minutes, the cream will start to get frothy and thicken up, keep mixing. All I need is a soft peak, so I whipped it for another 2-3 minutes and the whipped cream increased in volume and was very airy and thick.
  6. To check if the whipped cream has the right consistency - remove the whisk/blender from the mixer/base. Turn it upside down and if the whipped cream maintains its soft peak firmly without falling off the blade - it's ready to use and is perfect.
  7. Whipped cream is all ready.
  8. Place it in the refrigerator to chill.
  9. Put a dollop of whipped cream on fresh fruits and serve chilled.
  10. Top your favorite cake or pie with freshly homemade whipped cream and enjoy!
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44 Responses

  1. Khush says:

    Great explaination…!!will give it a try. Thanks

  2. RBV says:

    For preparing homemade whipped cream, you are using whipping cream from market. Instead, can I use malai that forms at the top after cooling boiled whole fat milk?

    • Ruchi says:

      Sure you can. Whip malai until smooth.
      Add a teaspoon of cornflour while whipping malai, this will help whipped cream to hold its shape.

  3. Fabiha says:

    Mam i have poured powdered sugar and amul fresh cream 25%fat (without putting in fridge for 4 hrs)in a juicer mixer and blend it but it is not whipped.Now what can i do?Please tell me

  4. Noopur says:

    Can I use the mixer grinder for making whipped cream by amul cream?

    • Ruchi says:

      You can use a blender to make whipped cream. Blend on High speed for 20-30 seconds until the cream thickens.

  5. umme fatima says:

    I like this recipe
    but I have caned whipping cream. can I use that instead of amul cream

  6. Sd says:

    layer above full fat milk is cream.Thats wht when strained we get it in thick cream form.pls clarify..

    • Ruchi says:

      This whipped cream is made from store bought cream. Please use store bought heavy liquid cream not homemade. Amul fresh cream works great for this recipe.

  7. Uttara says:

    The whipping should be in room temperature or chilled in freezer or fridge

  8. Parul says:

    Hi! I have normal Indian mixer . But it does have a whip option in it . However the blades are same of the Indian mixer ( which are used for any kind of Indian food grinding ). Can I use this mixer for making butter cream frosting/cream frosting .

  9. Zuha says:

    How can we store homemade whipped cream for longer time like one or two days?

  10. nuzhath says:

    can we use our mixer whic we use for making lassi…..can we use that mixer/grinder

    • Ruchi says:

      Nuzhath, are you talking about the hand blender/immersion? If yes, then my answer is a yes. You can use a hand blender to whip cream at home.

  11. Archana says:

    I dont have blender ,I only have normal mixer grinder at home . Can I use that for making whipped cream?

    • Ruchi says:

      Yes Archana you can make whipped cream in a hand blender. If using a blender – add all the ingredients to a blender. Pulse on high speed for about 30 – 40 seconds or until the cream thickens.
      If using a hand blender or immersion blender – Put all ingredients in a large bowl. Whip with a hand mixer on high speed for 3-4 minutes or until cream thickens.

  12. shantala says:

    Oster blender has a whip option, have tried whipping cream at home, comes out fine. I haven’t tried with an Indian blender.

  13. madhavi says:

    thanks for posting this recipe. it’s really helpful to me. I will try this today. Can I use the whip button in my mixer to whip the cream? please tell me.

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks Madhavi!
      Yes, I guess you can can. For more details please refer to your appliance instruction manual.

  14. Swati says:

    Can we use malai for this or we need aml cream maam

  15. Nilisha says:

    Mam which company whipping ceam u hve used??

  16. anu says:

    I purchased hand blender (Maharaja Whiteline Turbomix 350-Watt Hand Blender) as I was unaware of what to buy to whip cream. Once I tried in that but I was unable to make cream.. is it hand bender problem or can I use this hand blender to whip cream.. kindly help!!!!!

    • RK says:

      Anu, any kind of blender will work to make cream. Add your ingredients, then move your blender up, down and around to make sure that all of the cream gets mixed. Beat until soft peaks are formed.

  17. Neha says:

    Can we make whipping cream with the amul cream available in market?

  18. sanjona says:

    Hiii how can v make sour cream at home????

    • RK says:

      You can prepare sour cream at home. To make sour cream at home – Take 1 cup of heavy cream, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and start whisking it for 2-3 minutes. It will start to get thick and there you have it your very own homemade sour cream.

  19. Dolly says:

    I am thinking to make your pista ice cream. Can I use hand blender to make this? Please reply soon want to make this for upcoming festival Rakhi.

  20. Jen says:

    You have inspired me to make this cake. What a brilliant cake and the texture looks perfect for a pound cake airy and fluffy.I’m saving this recipe so that I can make it later.

  21. Dharti says:

    Thanks for posting this. I have always wanted to try this. As you mentioned it can be prepared with a hand blender. Will be using that. Your blog is so informational and meaningful posts. Thanks Ruchi.

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