Why I Love This Whipped Cream with Half and Half Recipe

This is a super basic recipe, using three ingredients. I always have half and half on hand because I drink it in my coffee. And I also always have butter and powdered sugar on hand because I like to bake. So I don’t need to run out to the store to grab heavy whipping cream.

Homemade whipped cream is so damn delicious. I’m fairly certain it’s all that sugar in there lol. But seriously. So damned delish. Enough said.

How to Make Whipped Cream with Half and Half: The Deets

Half and half has a much lower fat content than heavy whipping cream, so if you used just powdered sugar and half and half, it will deflate rather quickly. You can do it that way, if you run out of butter. (Hello, kid who uses up all my ingredients when she wants to cook something she found on TikTok but then doesn’t tell me she used it all up.)

If you wanted to make it sans butter, you (a) need everything very, very cold … like Frozen cold … and (b) serve it immediately.

Yield: 2 cups

Whipped Cream with Half and Half

Make whipped cream using half and half. Perfect for those moments when you don't have whipping cream at hand. The recipe is straightforward, involving common ingredients like half and half, butter, and powdered sugar, with an optional touch of vanilla for added flavor. Key to success is the use of very cold ingredients, and the guide provides essential tips for achieving the ideal texture. For anyone seeking to create delicious, homemade whipped cream using readily available ingredients.

So damned delish.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup half and half, very cold
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • (optional) 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. For best results, chill a metal bowl and whisks for at least one hour.
  2. Pour all ingredients into the bowl and whip, being careful not to overwhip into butter.
  3. Gradually add the powdered sugar. It's good to use the standing mixing parts now.
  4. To serve, put into a piping bag and makes a fun decoration.


You can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less powdered sugar to your taste. The optional vanilla extract adds a delightful flavor.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 185Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 46mgSodium 119mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 2g

Nutrition automatically generated.