Fresh homemade whipped cream lasts for approximately two to three days when refrigerated and two to three months when frozen. Fresh whipped cream tends to lose its consistency within one hour when left out at room temperature.
Incorporating powdered gelatin into your fresh whipped cream recipe allows for additional thickness and longer refrigeration life. Simply mix one teaspoon of powdered gelatin with 1/4 cup of water. Heat the mixture on low until the gelatin dissolves. Pour the heated mixture into your whipped cream mixture, and beat until peaks form. The fresh whipped cream with added gelatin will keep in the refrigerator for an additional two to three days.