How to make whipped cream by hand—VIDEO.

If You Don’t Make Your Own Whipped Cream, You’re Missing Out (Video)

If You Don’t Make Your Own Whipped Cream, You’re Missing Out (Video)

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Dec. 16 2014 10:23 AM

If You Don’t Make Your Own Whipped Cream, You’re Missing Out

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Whipped cream is a crucial part of any holiday celebration. It belongs on pie, hot chocolate, eggnog, gingerbread, bûche de noel … honestly, anything that’s sweet can usually be improved by a dollop of whipped cream.

Because this time of year tends to be hectic, many people will reach for an aerosol can in the dairy aisle to fulfill their whipped-cream needs. But this is a mistake! It is incredibly easy to make whipped cream at home, and you don’t even need an electric mixer to do it. Best of all, homemade whipped cream is almost infinitely customizable. Watch the video above to find out some of my favorite flavorings.

L.V. Anderson is a former Slate associate editor.