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Homemade Whipped Cream with Lemon Zest
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Fast and Easy Homemade Whipped Cream

This homemade whipped cream recipe is so easy AND delicious that you will never want to buy the stuff from the store again!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Cups
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Little Cooks Reading Books


  • Chilled mixing bowl and chilled beaters (15 minutes in freezer right before)


  • 2 Cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup Confectioners (Powdered) sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla (optional)
  • 1 Lemon (optional)


  • Pour heavy cream into a chilled metal mixing bowl.
  • Add vanilla (optional) and a couple of squeezes of juice from a lemon (optional).
  • Begin mixing on slow until bubbles and a few peaks start to form. Then, turn mixer speed to medium.
  • While mixing on medium, add in confectioner's sugar a little at a time until stiff peaks begin to form—about 6-8 minutes. (You may not use all of the sugar OR feel free to use a little more, if needed.) DO NOT OVER MIX! If you can take the beaters out of the mixer and the whipped cream stays on the beater in a stiff peak, it's ready!
  • To add a little zing, zest some lemon onto the top of the whipped cream before serving. (It's especially good that way with fresh strawberries!)


  • Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.