Learn how to make whipped cream with just 2 ingredients - 3 if you decide to add vanilla! It's an easy, delicious way to add a touch of homemade sweetness to cakes, pies, cupcakes, cheesecakes, trifles, drinks, and more!
For best results, chill metal mixing bowl and metal whisk in freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Combine cream, sugar, and vanilla (if using) in mixing bowl and beat until soft peaks form, 3 to 4 minutes, or until stiff peaks form, about 6 to 8 minutes (the stiffness of the peaks depends on what you want for your particular application).
Whipped cream can be stored covered, in the refrigerator, for 10 hours.