This is probably the easiest recipe I’ve ever seen: measuring isn’t critical, it takes about 2 minutes, and all you need is a jar and 3 basic ingredients. Also, a little bit of arm strength (it’s a shaker).

This homemade whipped cream is a great topper for iced coffee, because it’s just cream and sugar – if some gets stirred in, it’ll just make your coffee creamier.

Mason Jar Whipped Cream

  • Prep Time:1 minute
  • Cook Time:2 minutes (shaking)
  • Total Time:3 minutes
  • Servings:3
  • Easy


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
Photo by Caitlyn Heter
  • Step 1

    Add all the ingredients to the mason jar and secure the lid.

    #SpoonTip: Chill your jar ahead of time to speed up the whipping process.

    GIF by Caitlyn Heter
  • Step 2

    Shake the jar for 2-3 minutes – the harder you shake, the faster the cream will be whipped.

    You’ll know it’s done when the splashing sound in the jar fades to a fluffier, airy noise. Check on the cream, and if it needs to be thicker just close the lid and keep on shaking.

    GIF by Caitlyn Heter
  • Step 3

    Use to top fresh fruit, coffee, ice cream, or anything you want. Enjoy!

    GIF by Caitlyn Heter