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Stabilized Whipped Cream

close up overhead shot of a bowl of stabilized whipped cream with a spoon
Quick, delicious, and easy this homemade stabilized whipped cream that is perfect for any dessert recipe. A handful of ingredients are whipped up in minutes for this fluffy, sweet topping.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 980 kcal


  • 1 ½ tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Chill a large mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the fridge.
  • In a medium pot, heat up the water on the stovetop.
  • Pour the gelatin in the pot then heat over the hot water, just until it starts to melt. Stir the mixture and set it aside to cool.
  • Remove your bowl and whisk attachment from the refrigerator. Combine the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in the bowl. Whip the mixture building up to high speed until it thickens and soft peaks form.
  • Stir about 1 teaspoon of heavy cream into the gelatin mixture.
  • Now turn the mixer to low. Slowly pour the gelatin mixture into the whipped cream and mix until well combined. Increase the mixer to medium speed and mix until stiff peaks form.


TIP: You’ll end up with about 1½ to 2 cups of stabilized whipped cream with this recipe. You can easily double or triple the ingredients to make more!
TIP: You should pop your bowl and beaters in the freezer about 10 minutes before you’re ready to make this recipe. Using a cold bowl and attachments will make your whipped cream thicken faster and produce a better end result.
TIP: If you have accidentally over-whipped, add in a few tablespoons of fresh cream and mix by hand with a wire whisk. If it’s greasy or lumpy, it is not salvageable and you’ll need to start over.


Calories: 980kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 8gFat: 90gSaturated Fat: 56gCholesterol: 333mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 179mgSugar: 30gVitamin A: 3572IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 155mg