How To: Make Homemade Whipped Cream In 30 Seconds!

Last week I posted on Instagram my favorite way of making homemade whipped cream with a hand/immersion blender.  And I immediately received a bunch of emails and comments from people who had never tried it, and had questions about what a hand blender actually does.  So since we happen to be giving away a KitchenAid hand blender this week, thought it might be a fun time to post a quick tutorial!

This method is definitely not rocket science.  But it is super easy, quick, and requires much less work doing dishes than if you were using a large stand mixer or food processor!   And since hand blenders are so small and portable, this is also a great option if you are taking a dessert to a party and want to make some homemade whipped cream topping there on the spot.  (Or, if you get asked to make some homemade whipped cream for a kittens photo shoot on location at work, I learned from experience this also randomly works well for that!)  Oh the possibilities.  :)

Well however you like to use your homemade whipped cream, here is my quick how-to for how to make it:

How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream In 30 Seconds

Prep Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 1 minute

Yield: 2 cups whipped cream

How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream In 30 Seconds

A simple way to make homemade whipped cream with a hand blender.


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar


Stir ingredients together in a medium bowl or container. Use an immersion blender to blend for 15-30 seconds, moving the blender up and down to be sure that all of the cream gets mixed, until soft peaks form. Serve immediately.


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  1. Margherita — December 15, 2012 @ 8:42 am (#)

    I find that the best way to make a perfect whipped cream is to put the bowl and the mixer in the fridge 30 minutes before whipping it. Having all the appliances properly chilled helps a lot!

    • kathy — June 7, 2014 @ 12:47 pm (#)

      No need to put bowl in the freezer anymore with this method.
      Yes always add a bit of vanilla and powder sugar for whipped cream.

      Only thing is that it is hard to gauge what level of doneness you want the whipped cream. But who really cares, this is an awesome idea thanks for sharing!

  2. little kitchie — December 16, 2012 @ 9:56 am (#)

    nothing beats (haha, punny) homemade whipped cream! i don’t have an immersion blender, but this looks like an awesome way to make it!

  3. Mary Beth Elderton — December 16, 2012 @ 3:36 pm (#)

    Wonderful! Great way to make a couple of servings for a weeknight dessert.

  4. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 16, 2012 @ 5:32 pm (#)

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now I want whipped cream

  5. sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 16, 2012 @ 7:09 pm (#)

    Immersion blender – GENIUS Ali!!! Wow, never thought to put the trusty immersion blender into my heavy whipping cream. For this, i worship you ;)

  6. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 17, 2012 @ 6:00 pm (#)

    I just got a hand blender from Kitchen Aid so you know I’m totally giving this a try! I actually just bought a tub of cool whip since I was too lazy to use my mixer for it but this – yeah, this is too easy.

  7. Amanda — April 30, 2013 @ 1:58 pm (#)

    Did I do something wrong? My whipped cream didn’t set. I made it once before and it worked… the 2nda time it never formed peaks. It got thicker but not enough.

  8. Michelle — June 3, 2013 @ 11:42 am (#)

    LOVE the easy way to do this! Why didn’t I think of this??? LOL! Worked great I added a little vanilla too. For our kiddos I put between 2 homemade graham crackers (or organic store bought) and freeze….tastes pretty good almost like ice cream sandwiches!
    Thanks for the easy idea/clean up using the hand blender instead of the big old Kitchen Aid stand mixer!

  9. Irene — December 24, 2013 @ 8:54 pm (#)

    Until I read this info on the web my Braun hand blender I got for my wedding years ago was in my box to donate. Took it back out, used it to make my whip cream …Voila! WOW! Effortless and Definitely a healthier option!

    merci beaucoup

  10. deb — February 2, 2014 @ 6:09 am (#)

    I make whip cream all the time but, I’ve never heard of using powdered sugar. I guess I will have to give it a try.

  11. karen taunan — April 11, 2014 @ 12:06 am (#)

    what cream is advisable for a perfect whip?

    • Ali — June 1, 2014 @ 6:21 pm (#)

      Heavy cream.

  12. Nina — May 5, 2014 @ 11:31 pm (#)

    Amazing! This is the only way I will ever make whipped cream!!! Thanks a million Ali for this post! ;-)

  13. kathy — June 7, 2014 @ 12:04 pm (#)

    I’m really disappointed that this didn’t work for me. Now I have to get in the car and go by that premade frozen whipped cream that I hate. My hand mixer is broken and all I have is an immersion mixer!

  14. kathy — June 7, 2014 @ 12:43 pm (#)

    While at the grocery, I bought Cool Whip (yuck) and decided to try heavy whipping cream as my failed batch was with light cream.
    This time it worked with the immersion blender did in record time!
    I don’t have a hand mixer any longer as got finger stuck in the beaters and decided not to buy another one!
    I’ve found that I really don’t need a mixer for any reason other than making whipped cream so thanks for the tip!

  15. ariel ames — August 2, 2014 @ 6:07 pm (#)

    do u have to use a blender\

    • Ali — August 3, 2014 @ 6:42 pm (#)

      You could also use a hand mixer or food processor.

  16. cindy — September 11, 2014 @ 7:33 am (#)

    can you use half n half by chance?

    • Ali — October 19, 2014 @ 1:28 pm (#)

      Nope, only heavy cream will whip up well.

  17. Jen — October 11, 2014 @ 1:14 am (#)

    This was perfect, thank you! My first time making whipped cream. Used raw heavy cream, dash of vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt with the hand blender.  x

  18. zoha — March 23, 2015 @ 11:51 am (#)

    Its very easy to make whipped cream at home.

  19. Sigrid — March 27, 2015 @ 2:30 am (#)

    This is super quick! What blender do you use for making whipped cream?

  20. Nadia Cabrera — May 19, 2015 @ 4:03 pm (#)

    I just need to ask CAN YOU USE A BLENDER TO DO THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Marcie — June 14, 2015 @ 2:44 pm (#)

    Used my new HSN immersion blender(one with stick on top) and it worked awesome with skim milk and whip attachment, was more frothy than hard though. Used 2% milk and did nothing but froth, didn’t set as a cream. Gonna try this later, need to buy heavy cream!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — June 15, 2015 @ 9:03 pm (#)

      Awesome, thanks for sharing, Marcie! We’re surprised it worked with the skim milk — that’s very cool!

  22. PRACHI — July 29, 2015 @ 11:12 am (#)

    Do i need to use whisk attachment of blender ?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 30, 2015 @ 2:40 pm (#)

      Hi Prachi, you can but you don’t have to! :)

  23. janice field — September 27, 2015 @ 10:39 am (#)

    how long does it stay whipped. will it separate if left for a while?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 28, 2015 @ 9:39 am (#)

      We find that if you keep it longer than a day, you might need to re-whip it. We hope this helps!


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