With only 3 ingredients, a decadent taste, and appearance, this recipe for homemade keto whipped cream is over the top. Quite literally.
We all know whipped cream is a delicious addition to any dessert, but when you understand how very fast and easy it is to make, it becomes a no-brainer.
Healthy Whipped Cream Recipe
Spoon over any dessert; pies, cakes, brownies, ice cream, or berries. Oh, or drop in coffee! Put it in just about anything your heart desires.
You can also throw in your favorite flavor, from traditional vanilla to amaretto, bourbon, or lemon, to name a few.
Use your imagination! Consider a hint of flavor to complement your dessert. Be sure to check ingredients first, if you are sensitive to sugar, proteins, or gluten.
Healthier than Cool Whip
Homemade keto whipped cream is so pure, delicious and believe it or not, it’s healthy too! It’s low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free, and keto-approved. No artificial ingredients and no guilt.
It has all of the whip credentials you need without the refined sugar and unhealthy fillers that are in products like Cool Whip and Reddi-Wip.
Is Heavy Cream Bad for Me?
Okay friends, let’s clear up a common misconception. Contrary to popular belief, heavy cream is actually a healthy fat. Yep!
It contains several health-boosting vitamins and minerals, including the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, which studies have linked to a decreased risk of conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
Heavy cream contains almost no trace of casein so, like cream cheese, it typically does NOT bother people who are lactose intolerant or allergic to casein. But if you are sensitive to sugar, proteins, or gluten; proceed with caution or check with a nutrition professional. (See references at the bottom of the page.)
You can and should eat about one tablespoon of good saturated fat at every meal and snack.
So throw some heavy cream in your coffee and by all means have a dollop of homemade whipped cream on that keto-friendly dessert! For example, try this delicious KETO CAKE!
Whipping Cream V.S. Heavy Whipping Cream
What is the difference between whipping cream and heavy cream? Whipping cream contains less butterfat. It will not whip as well as heavy whipping cream which contains more butterfat.
Read your labels, and look for brands that contain 36 percent butterfat (not 30%), with pure cream and no fillers.
Heavy cream or heavy whipping cream will hold its shape longer in your favorite desserts too. Also, go for the organic cream if you can find it. It whips up soft and fluffier than the regular stuff.
Whipped Cream instead of Cool Whip
Can I replace Cool Whip with whipped cream in recipes? You bet! Homemade whipped cream can replace Cool Whip brand whip cream (the one in the tub), 1 to 1 in recipes.
Preparing Your Ingredients
To achieve the very best whip cream, just remember to follow these 2 quick tips before you begin.
For starters, put your mixing bowl and whisk attachment (if you are using a machine) or hand whisk (if you are doing this by hand) into the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
Next, make sure your heavy cream is super chill. As in, don’t leave it sitting on the counter when you are getting things ready. It works best if it’s super cold, so leave it in the refrigerator until you are ready to get whippin’.
How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream
This is probably the easiest recipe you’ll ever make. For starters, place the heavy cream, stevia (or powdered sugar), and flavoring of choice into your mixing bowl.
If you are using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high for the perfect consistency. approximately 3-4 minutes. Watch for soft peaks or stiff peaks. Your choice.
Be careful not to beat too long, or you will have made butter. Which is not altogether terrible, probably just not what you had intended.
If beating by hand, whisk just until the cream reaches soft or stiff peaks, that you are looking for. There you have it. Enjoy!
Making Whipped Cream in a Jar
Can you make whipped cream in a jar? Yes, by golly you can. I tried it, and it works very well!
But, it’s 5 minutes’ worth of manual shaking. It sounds quick but it gets old … fast. But, it’s perfect if you really hate to dirty many dishes or you are in dire need of an upper-body workout.
Otherwise, personally, I prefer the other two methods! Below are pics to prove it works.
Any way you choose to make it, it is seriously yummy! Give this a try yourself. Without further ado, here is the official recipe below …
What to Serve with Whipped Cream
If you still need a reason to make this healthy whipped cream, how about topping your favorite healthy shake? Below are two delicious recipes to get you started.
On the left, we have a Chocolate and Banana Protein Shake and on the right is a Delicious Healthy Shamrock Shake from Jillian’s Healthful Eats.
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Here are 2 other recipes to serve with your healthy whipped topping.
You’ve waited long enough! Without further ado, here is the recipe.Print
Homemade Keto Whipped Cream
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
This 3-ingredient keto whipped cream takes any dessert to the next level. It’s fast, DELICIOUS and healthy. It doesn’t get any better than that!
1 cup cold heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
2 tablespoons powdered stevia (or keto or regular sweetener of choice)
Place the heavy cream, stevia (or sweetener of choice), and vanilla extract (or flavoring of choice) into your mixing bowl. If you are using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high for the perfect consistency. approximately 3-4 minutes. Watch for soft peaks or stiff peaks, whatever your preference. Be careful to not over-beat, it can separate and become grainy and eventually will turn to butter.
Use immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 24 hours. If you make it ahead of time, whisk again for 10 to 15 seconds before use.
Sweeten to taste. If you prefer it sweeter, you can add more stevia or if you are not sensitive, just regular powdered sugar.
Remember to look for heavy whipping cream or heavy cream. Do not use whipping cream. You want HEAVY. 😉 I know, it’s confusing!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Whipping
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Homemade, Keto, Keto Desserts, Whipped Cream, Heavy Whipping Cream, Heavy Cream, Stevia, Vanilla
I hope you will try this delicious and quick keto whipped cream to raise the bar on all your desserts. Take a pic of your creation and tag me @bebraveandbloom
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13 comments on “Homemade Keto Whipped Cream”
This is the easiest way to make any dessert better … and yet still healthy!! Yippee!!
Yum! This was so delicious and quick.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks, Holly!
We loved this recipe!! Will keep it for future use. Thanks!
Awesome! Thanks, Dani.😃
I’ll be making this alot. Thanks for sharing!
So glad! Thanks for letting me know. 💕
We love this simple recipe. Lightly sweet and healthy but delicious.
It is wonderful, isn’t it? 😁
So yummy. I’m going to make this alot! Thank you
Yay! Enjoy! Thanks so much.
Delicious! Thanks for this easy to follow recipe.
Thanks much. So happy you like the recipe!