Source: The Martha Stewart Show
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place heavy cream in the chilled bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a chilled whisk attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until cream starts to increase in volume, about 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla and continue beating until soft peaks form, about 1 minute more; do not overbeat.