Making your own whipped cream sometimes feels like a well-kept kitchen secret: no one thinks of doing it, but it’s so easy and tastes so much better than the store bought version! I love making whipped cream with kids because they love to see thick cream become fluffy right before their eyes. All they have to do is shake!
To make your own whipped cream, place 3/4 cup heavy cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 teaspoon powdered sugar into a mason jar and close the lid. Ask a child or family member to shake the jar until the cream forms stiff peaks. It will take between 3 to 5 minutes of vigorous shaking to turn that liquid into whipped cream gold.
Here’s a handy step-by-step guide to help you start making the best whipped cream you’ve ever had:
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