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How to Make Whipped Cream at Home

Using our Gravel Collection at home, you can create the sundaes of your dreams.

But to make the dreamiest sundaes, you’ll need know how to make a key ingredient: fresh, hand-whipped cream.

What you need to make whipped cream at home and and how to master the quick process:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (8 dollops) heavy cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Equipment:

  • 1 large metal or glass bowl, chilled
  • 1 balloon whisk

Directions:

  • Chill the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes; it should be cold to the touch.
  • Add the cream, sugar, and vanilla extract to the chilled bowl and whip by hand.
  • Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

Chilling the bowl makes a huge difference. The colder the bowl and the cream, the faster the cream will whip and thicken.

As for the cream, if you can find non-homogenized cream, use it. Non-homogenized cream whips up faster and it has a lovely light-yellow hue.

Making whipped cream at home:

Mix the cream with the sugar:

Add the vanilla extract. Now whip it, whip it good:

Voilà! Beautiful hand-whipped cream with a lovely light-yellow hue, courtesy of grass-grazed, non-homogenized cream: