Kitchen Science: Homemade Whipped Cream

Shake, shake, shake… This investigation is all about shaking things up in the kitchen to make tasty food. Try making your own whipped cream with your little scientist today 🙂

MaterialsKitchen Science Homemade Whipped Cream (2)

Powdered Sugar (2 TBS)

Heavy Whipping Cream (1 Cup)

Vanilla Extract (1/2 teaspoon)

Measuring Spoons (1/2 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon)

Measuring Cup

Container with Lid

Recommended: Cloth in Case of Leakage or Spill


  1. Measure one cup of heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, 1/2 vanilla extract and place them in your container and seal the lid tightly. Give the container a good shake and pass it around taking turns with your little scientist until you have whipped cream texture and consistency (Medium peaks or thick texture, it took us about 5 minutes)
  2. Enjoy your tasty treat. We made waffles and topped them with our homemade whipped cream and frozen raspberries. It was delicious!Kitchen Science Homemade Whipped Cream (6)

Talking Points

In this experiment we made our own Whipped Cream. Cream is formed by skimming the fats off of milk. Shaking our ingredients allowed the cream to fluff up and get more air bubbles causing a solidification of the cream. This is an example of a physical change. A physical change is a state change of a material in our case it was the liquid turning into a solid. If you keep shaking your whipped cream it will turn into butter. 

Extended Learning: Try some of our other kitchen science activities

Kitchen Chemistry Homemade Icecream in a Bag (69)
Kitchen Science Homemade Ice Cream

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