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Homemade Whipped Cream

All it takes is a bowl and a whisk (or electric mixer) and a few minutes of your time. Then dollop on a piece of pie, spoon onto shortcakes, or layer in parfaits.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups

Source: Everyday Food, May 2005


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


  1. In a deep mixing bowl, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form.

  2. Sprinkle sugar over cream; beat until soft peaks return. Do not overbeat.

Cook's Notes

If you prefer, you can replace the granulated sugar with an equal amount of confectioners' sugar; to prevent any lumps from forming, use a fine-mesh sieve to sift the sugar over the cream.

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