DIY Whipped Cream in a Jar

Why buy whipped cream in a can for your favorite treats when you can make your own in just minutes with this DIY Whipped Cream in a Jar? All you need is a little elbow grease and some music. Get ready to shake, shake, shake to whipped cream to perfection.

DIY Whipped Cream in a Jar from Holley Grainger

DIY Whipped Cream in a Jar

The most important rule for making whipped cream in a jar is to use a clean mason jar and cold heavy whipping cream. Also, be sure to not overfill your mason jar when adding the cream–you want to leave plenty of room for it to fluff up. I usually use a 12oz mason jar and add between 3/4 and 1 cup heavy whipping cream. Then, add the sugar and you’re ready to shake. If I’m making whipped cream for a fall dessert (like this Pear Galette or Hot Apple Pie Punch), I usually add a pinch of sugar along with my favorite warming spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. In the summer, I tend to stick with sugar and vanilla extract to enhance a fruity dessert (like Cherry Shortcake Skewers).

DIY Whipped Cream in a Jar from Holley Grainger

Enhance Your Shortcut Desserts

Now here’s the sneaky part about this fun and flavorful topping. Use it to enhance a last minute, store bought dessert. Here’s what I mean…It’s Thanksgiving and you’re just not feeling like making a pumpkin or pecan pie. No problem! Grab one from the bakery (I won’t even tell if you transfer it to your own pie plate!) and top it with your homemade DIY Whipped Cream in a Jar. Wallah! Thanksgiving dessert perfection! Is it summertime? Grab some fresh berries, mint and a jar of your homemade whipped cream and you’ll be ready for the picnic.


To note…the whipped cream stays fluffy in the jar for 24-48 hours. Store it in the refrigerator and use as needed. It’s delicious stirred in to hot chocolate and coffee too!

Have you ever wondered how to make whipped cream in a mason jar? It’s a fun and delicious family activity. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

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DIY Whipped Cream in a Jar from Holley Grainger

DIY Whipped Cream in a Jar from Holley Grainger

DIY Whipped Cream in a Jar

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 3/41 cup heavy whipping cream (cold)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Add cold whipping cream to a 12oz mason jar. Add sugar and vanilla, tighten lid and shake until cream is thick and fluffy (usually 3-5 minutes). Store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.


Sweet and Spicy Whipped Cream: Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg to the cream before shaking.