The Secret to Easy Stabilized Whipped Cream


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This amazing Stabilized Vanilla Whipped Cream recipe is made up of just four ingredients, and it’s stabilized with my favorite bakery secret—Instant Clearjel.  If you don’t have this in your pantry yet, you should probably read Instant Clearjel: a Magical Little-Known Bakery Ingredient. 😉

You’ll be amazed at how thick and creamy this stabilizer makes your whipped cream, and you can whip it up in just five minutes. It’s not an typical light and delicate whipped cream anymore (which is still delicious, don’t get me wrong). It’s now morphed into a dessert all on its own–it’s almost like a whipped cream mousse.

You can pipe this stabilized whipped cream as a frosting on cupcakes, or use it to make melt-in-your-mouth cake parfaits and trifles.  We also used it at Amycakes Bakery to make incredibly tall cream pies with mountains of extra-thick Vanilla Whipped Cream.

Strawberry Trifle
Pumpkin Cream Pie

How to Stabilize Whipped Cream

Just whip the heavy cream and pure vanilla (I highly recommend using pure over imitation vanilla) until stiff peaks form. Then add the whisked-together powdered sugar and Instant Clearjel while the mixer is on low.  The Instant Clearjel will thicken the whipped cream instantly. Instant Clearjel is tasteless and has no added flavors or artificial ingredients (it’s only made up of one thing–modified cornstarch). So it won’t alter the delicious cream and vanilla flavors.

Can I substitute the Instant Clearjel?

There isn’t a substitute for Instant Clearjel in this recipe (although you can still make delicious tasting vanilla whipped cream by leaving it out–it just won’t be stabilized or as thick. That just means it might be harder to pipe with, and that by day two your unstabilized whipped cream will probably be deflated/weepy). 

I doubt you will ever go back to any other whipped cream after trying this recipe. ☺️

Thanks for Reading. ❤️

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Easy Stabilized Vanilla Whipped Cream

You’ll be amazed at the thickness and creaminess of this delicious stabilized whipped cream. It’s almost like a whipped cream mousse. This is a secret bakery recipe from Amycakes Bakery.
You can pipe this stabilized whipped cream as a frosting on cupcakes, or use it to make melt-in-your-mouth cream pies, cake parfaits, and trifles.
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
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  • Whisk the Powdered Sugar and Instant Clearjel together. (Instant Clearjel must always be whisked with dry ingredients before adding to liquid to avoid clumping).
  • Using a whip attachment and a stand mixer (preferred) or handheld mixer, whip the Heavy Cream and Pure Vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  • Turn the mixer on low, and slowly add in the Powdered Sugar/ Instant Clearjel mixture until incorporated. The Instant Clearjel will thicken the whipped cream instantly, which is why we want to make sure the whipped cream is nicely whipped and fluffy before we add in our thickener.
  • Keep refrigerated. Enjoy!


Read my article Instant Clearjel: a Magical Little-Known Bakery Ingredient to see why I think this ingredient is worth having in your pantry.  Instant Clearjel must always be whisked thoroughly with other dry ingredients before added to wet ingredients to avoid clumping.  Make sure what use is labeled as “Instant.”  Cooktyle Clearjel is a different product that does not work the same in cakes.  
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Calories: 240kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery-style, instant clearjel, Quick & Easy, whipped cream
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  1. I’ll never make whipped cream using Knox gelatin again after trying this recipe! It was delicious and no rubbery bits to be found. Thank you for my new favorite stabilized whipped cream recipe.

    1. Yay, so glad you enjoyed it! I agree, so much easier than having to dissolve gelatin! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I appreciate that you are sharing your secrets!

    1. Of course, it’s been fun! 🙂

  3. Jennifer Mango says:

    5 stars
    I’ve been looking for a whipped cream recipe! This seems wonderful. I will be trying this out very soon!

    1. Yay, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  4. That pumpkin moose pie looks amazing!! Hopefully that recipe will make an appearance before Thanksgiving 😉

    1. Thank you, I’ve converted several people that said they don’t like pumpkin pie with that Pumpkin Cream Pie. 😀 I’ll be sure to share it this fall! 🙂

  5. Samantha Hodges says:

    5 stars
    I need to get my hands on this magical ingredient! I always make homemade whipped cream but I do get tired of it falling apart on me by the end of the night.

    1. I think you’ll love it, Samantha! I use it in nearly all of my baking recipes. 🙂

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