This is a good, basic homemade whipped cream. It is easily scalable to you needs. The cream isn't sweetened too much, allow the flavor the the cream to be enjoyed, but feel free to sweeten to taste. See write up above recipe for more tips and tricks for making great homemade whipped cream.
Makes about 2 cups.
Combine the whipping cream, confectioners sugar, and vanilla in a high-sided bowl or mixer. Whisk to soft peaks or your desired stiffness. - Tips - Start slow to avoid splattering the cream everywhere. After it starts to thicken increase speed to get closer to the desired texture. When you are getting close to soft peaks, slow down again or whisk by hand to finish. It can go from soft peaks to overwhipped and breaking fairly quickly.