How to Make Whipped Cream in a Jar

How to Make Whipped Cream in a Jar

By Erin Huffstetler | 07/20/2020 | No Comments

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You don’t have to have a mixer, or a whisk, to make whipped cream. With this jar method, you can shake your way to whipped cream in five minutes or less, while getting a great arm workout.

Make this your go-to approach for whipping cream, or just pull this trick out when you’re camping or staying somewhere without a lot of kitchen equipment. This is a fun activity for kids, so get them to do the shaking for you.

This recipe makes two cups of whipped cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream (or whipping cream), icy cold
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

What You Do:

Place Whipped Cream Ingredients in a Jar

Pour the ingredients into a quart jar. Then, give them a quick stir to incorporate the sugar.

A quart jar is essential to this recipe. If you use a pint jar (like a lot of recipes tell you to), it’s going to take you twice as long to make whipped cream. When you see how much space is left in the jar, you may be tempted to double the recipe, but don’t do it. That one-cup-of-liquid-in-a-quart-jar ratio really speeds up the process.

Shake the jar, until the sound of the liquid cream moving back and forth goes away, or is replaced with the sound of a much globbier substance moving back and forth.

Peek inside to see if you have whipped cream. If the cream is still somewhat liquidy, replace the lid, and shake some more. Just be sure to stop as soon as the liquid-y sound goes away. If you shake too long, you’ll end up with butter. It takes me four minutes to make a batch of whipped cream using this method. It may take you slightly more or less time. It just depends on how cold your cream is, and how vigorously you shake.

Spoonful of Whipped Cream Made in a Jar

When your whipped cream is ready, use it right away, or store it in the fridge, and use it within 48 hours. It’s fine to use it after that point, but it’ll start to deflate. To bring it back to life, just give the jar a good shake.

The best thing about this method: After all that shaking, you’ll be able to enjoy your whipped cream guilt free.

Tip: If you plan to make this on a camping trip or vacation, just pre-measure everything into a jar, and stick the jar in a cooler. This will save you from having to pack all the individual ingredients.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Enjoy your homemade whipped cream on a stack of buttermilk pancakes. Here’s my buttermilk pancake mix.

How to Make Sour Cream

After you impress your family with your whipped cream in a jar, impress them with this sour cream in a jar. It only requires two ingredients and there’s no shaking involved!

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How to Make Whipped Cream in a Jar

How to Make Whipped Cream in a Jar

If you don’t have a mixer or a whisk, use this method to make whipped cream in a jar.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, MyFrugalHome.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes (or less)
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups whipped cream 1x
  • Category: Ingredients
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Global

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream (or whipping cream), icy cold
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

Measure ingredients into a quart jar.

Screw on the lid, and shake vigorously. You’ll know you whipped cream is done, when the sound of the liquidy cream sloshing back and forth is replaced with the sound of a much heavier substance moving back and forth (or no sound at all).

If you use cold cream, and shake vigorously, this should take five minutes or less. Just don’t shake too long, or you’ll end up with butter!

Notes

Use this method to make whipped cream when you’re camping or traveling.

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