Whether your dessert is homemade or store-bought, fresh homemade whipped cream topping adds that special touch—and it’s easy! Here are our best tips, tricks and recipes for whipping up the best whipped cream topping for this holiday season.
The best cream for whipped cream
For the best-tasting desserts, you’ll want to use DairyPure Heavy Cream, DairyPure Heavy Whipping Cream or DairyPure Whipping Cream. Each has the fat content you need for those deliciously fluffy peaks.
How much cream do you need to make homemade whipped cream?
Cream will double in size when hand-whisking or using an electric mixer, so use one cup (8 oz.) of cream if you want two cups of whipped topping. Those two cups of the final product will be enough to top 8–10 slices of pie.
Homemade whipped cream recipe tips and tricks
· Keep the mixing bowl as cold as the cream! Stick your bowl in the freezer for at least a few minutes before whipping the cream by whisk or an electric mixer, and only remove the cream from the fridge at the last minute.
· Whipped cream topping should be the last thing you make before you serve dessert, but it’ll keep its peaks in the fridge for a few hours if necessary.
· For a slightly sweet whipped topping, add 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar to one cup (8 oz.) heavy cream while mixing.
· Want to add additional flavors like vanilla or rum extract? Fold in extra ingredients before you reach stiff peaks to prevent overmixing.
· If your whipped cream gets lumpy or buttery, you’ve overmixed it! Add a few splashes of fresh liquid cream and mix again to bring it back to normal.
Whipped cream recipes
Gently fold in these simple ingredients into your bowl of homemade whipped topping halfway through hand-whisking or electric-mixing for even more delicious flavor.
· For serving with pumpkin pie, apple pie and pecan pie, fold in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.
· For chocolate tarts or mugs of hot chocolate, fold in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.