Make-Ahead Whipped Cream



Yield 2 cups

This make-ahead recipe was written specifically for Thanksgiving, but comes in handy anytime you are entertaining and have plans to serve a dessert that needs a little whipped cream love. The benefit is you can go straight from dinner to dessert without having to prepare the whipped cream. 



1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream (40 degrees)

1/4 cup sour cream, creme fraiche or full fat Greek Yogurt

2 T sifted powdered sugar

1/2 t vanilla extract or vanilla paste


  1. Chill a metal bowl in the freezer. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream until you achieve soft peaks, where the peaks fold softly over and barely hold their shape.
  2. Add sour cream, creme fraiche or yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Continue whipping until you achieve your desired consistency, taking care not to over whip. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  3. Refresh with a light whip with a hand whisk just before serving. 

Cuisine Dessert

Recipe by Something New For Dinner at