Take your mixing bowl and beaters and chill them in the freezer for 12 min. I also have another bowl which I add ice and put this underneith to keep as cold as possible while whipping the cream in the bowl on top.
You need to use Heavy Whipping Cream for this NOT half and half.
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoon of powder sugar (You can add more to taste).
1. pour the whipping cream in the bowl, then the vanilla and the sugar
2. Start beating on medium speed until to starts to froth
3. Then move it up to high speed
4. Stop and take the beaters out and see if it has soft peaks
Now you know how to make home made whipping cream. What I love to do is to add flavors to the whipping cream. Like Chocolate add 2 table spoons of cocoa, or add 1 tablespoon of you favorite liqueur like rum--even banana or raspberry extract. You can even add fresh squeezed lemon for a zest flavor!