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,
  • 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


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


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!


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