Homemade whipped cream in a teal bowl with a spatula.

Homemade Whipped Cream

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Homemade whipped cream is a delightful addition to a wide array of desserts, offering a fresh, light texture that enhances everything from pies and cakes to hot beverages and fresh fruit.

Homemade whipped cream in a teal bowl with a spatula.
Homemade Whipped Cream. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Homemade Whipped Cream

Making whipped cream at home brings a level of freshness that can’t be matched by store-bought options. It allows for personalization in sweetness and flavor, ensuring that the whipped cream perfectly complements the dessert or treat it accompanies.

Essential Ingredients for Whipped Cream

Creating whipped cream requires just a few key ingredients:

  • Heavy Cream: The high fat content helps achieve that lovely, airy texture.
  • Sweetener: Typically sugar, but we use the Besti Monk Fruit Sweetener With Allulose
  • Vanilla Extract: This enhances the cream with a subtle, aromatic flavor.
Homemade Whipped Cream picture on a Pinterest pin.
Homemade Whipped Cream. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

Steps to Perfect Whipped Cream

Homemade whipped cream is very simple to make. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whip for about 5 minutes. However, if you really want to go above and beyond, here are more detailed instructions that are a bit more intense, but will ensure your whipped cream is perfect every time.

The process begins by chilling your mixing bowl and whisk, which helps the cream whip more efficiently. Pour the heavy cream into the chilled bowl, and start whipping at a low speed, gradually increasing to high as the cream thickens. When soft peaks form, gently add your chosen sweetener and a splash of vanilla extract. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form, but be vigilant to avoid over-whipping, as it can quickly turn to butter.

Tips for the Best Results

The key to perfect whipped cream is attention to detail. Keeping an eye on the cream as it whips is crucial, as the transition from perfect to overdone can happen in a flash. Adjust the sweetness and vanilla to your taste, adding incrementally and tasting as you go. While homemade whipped cream is best enjoyed immediately, it can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours; just give it a gentle re-whip if it begins to separate.

Is Whipped Cream Keto-Friendly?

In general, normal whipped cream is not keto-friendly Keto-friendly whipped cream is easy to make by simply substituting the sugar with a keto-approved sweetener such as what is in this recipe. This small adjustment allows those on a ketogenic diet to enjoy whipped cream without deviating from their dietary goals.

Homemade whipped cream in a teal bowl with a spatula.
Homemade Whipped Cream. Photo credit: Trina Krug.

What to Top With Whipped Cream

The list of what whipped cream goes great with is endless. A few of my favorites are warm chocolate chip skillet cookies, peanut butter pie and lava cake.

Beyond Toppings

While most commonly used as a topping, whipped cream can also be incorporated into recipes for added richness and texture. It can transform a simple bowl of berries into a luxurious dessert like berries and cream or add a decadent touch to a homemade latte.

Homemade whipped cream is not just a topping; it’s an upgrade that adds a touch of luxury to any dessert. With minimal ingredients and a little technique, you can whip up a batch of fresh, fluffy cream that will elevate your desserts to new heights. Whether you’re serving it atop a slice of pie or using it to enrich your morning coffee, homemade whipped cream is a simple yet splendid addition to your culinary repertoire. And if you really want to go wild, be sure to check out the homemade peppermint whipped cream.

Keto Whipped Cream

Keto Whipped Cream

4.49 from 29 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 81 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Using a hand blender, beat on medium for 5 minutes or until thick.
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cupCalories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 6mgSugar: 1g
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