How To: Make Homemade Whipped Cream In 30 Seconds!

December 15, 2012 by Ali

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


  • 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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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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37 thoughts on “How To: Make Homemade Whipped Cream In 30 Seconds!

  1. do u have to use a blender\

    - ariel ames

  2. 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!

    - kathy

  3. 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!

    - kathy

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

    - Nina

  5. what cream is advisable for a perfect whip?

    - karen taunan

  6. 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.

    - deb

  7. 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

    - Irene

  8. 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!

    - Michelle

  9. 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.

    - Amanda

  10. 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.

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

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

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

  12. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now I want whipped cream

    - Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

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

    - Mary Beth Elderton

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

    - little kitchie

  15. 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!

    - Margherita

    • 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!

      - kathy