Home | Lauren's Blog | Shopping & Services | Your Cart | Contact Lauren
Strengthening Lives through Cooking and Baking

Join the Newsletter

Sign up for Lauren's newsletter & blog and
receive her (free) 7-part cooking e-video series!

Search the Site

Lauren’s on Instagram!

Shop Lauren Groveman’s Kitchen

Cooking for a Delicious Life: A Lauren Groveman Kitchen Instructional Video Series

Aprons for Real Life with Matching Towels
Designed for real-life cooking, this Apron is just the thing for keeping everything a busy, 21st-century multi-tasking cook needs within reach at all times.
I Love to Cook: A Lauren Groveman Kitchen Cookbook
Bring back the joy of cooking with Lauren's acclaimed second cookbook.
Lauren Groveman's Kitchen Cookbook
Makes homemade meals possible again with a comprehensive, inspiring book that reinvents cooking as a relaxing, creative, fulfilling activity for even the busiest people.

Perfect Whipped Cream

Special Equipment

  • Electric mixer or a large balloon whisk and a wide, shallow bowl


  • 2 cups very cold heavy cream (preferably not ultra-pasteurized)
  • 1/4 cup regular or superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1)To whip cream by hand: Add cold cream to a chilled, wide and shallow bowl. Tilt one side of the bowl upward slightly with your hand and grasp a large balloon whisk in your other hand. Apply large, sweeping, circular strokes to the cream in a continuous, repetitive motion until the cream becomes thick. Once thickened, add sugar and vanilla while continuing to beat. (To relieve some of the pressure from your mixing arm, hug the bowl in toward your body as you continue to whip until you reach the desired consistency.)

2) To whip with an electric mixer: Place cold cream in the chilled bowl and begin to beat with the chilled whip attachment. As cream begins to thicken, add vanilla and gradually increase the speed while adding the sugar in a steady stream. Beat until the cream is of desired consistency, checking the consistency frequently to avoid overbeating.

3) To store: Use the whipped cream as desired and refrigerate leftovers in a covered bowl or secured in a pastry bag (with the tip in place) standing within a tall drinking glass.

You can fold 2 tablespoons melted chocolate into the already thickened cream. Or,
reduce the vanilla to 1/2 teaspoon and, when adding to the cream, add 1 tablespoon of your favorite liqueur.

See recipe for Quick and Easy Ice Cream Birthday Cake

Comments (0)

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment