Healthy Homemade Whipped Cream (Keto, Low Carb, Sugar Free)

Learn how easy it is to make this delicious, light, and fluffy whipped cream. And you will never return to the artificial version!

Delicious Keto homemade whipped cream recipe in a bowl of berries

This healthy, homemade keto whipped cream recipe is over the top with only three ingredients, a decadent taste, and appearance. Quite literally.

We all know whipped cream is a delicious addition to any dessert, but it becomes a no-brainer when you understand how fast and easy it is to make.

Healthy Whipped Cream Recipe

Whipped cream is keto-friendly, has zero carbs (<1 g), and has no sugar if you remove regular sweeteners. Simply use a sugar-free alternative such as stevia or erythritol. It will still be luscious and taste amazing!

Spoon over any dessert: pies, cakes, brownies, ice cream, or berries. Drop in coffee or one of these delicious drinks with whip cream vodka!

Put it in just about anything your heart desires.

You can also throw in your favorite flavor, if you please, 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 and delicious! This sugar-free keto recipe contains 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.

Cool Whip vs Whipped Cream

Can I replace Cool Whip with whipped cream in recipes? You bet! Homemade whipped cream can replace Cool Whip brand whipped cream (the one in the tub), 1 to 1 in recipes.

Keto homemade whipped cream recipe made with a whisk attachment on a Kitchenaid, with a stainless bowl

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!

strawberry keto pound cake on a pedestal

Whipping Cream vs 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.


Is whipped cream healthy?

According to Minnesota-based Nutritional Weight and Wellness and their nutritionists, heavy whipping cream is a healthy fat containing essential fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamins A, D, E, and K. The most up-to-date scientific research supports the inclusion of these fats, saturated fats, in our diet. Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Fats explains this, as does this blog post from one of their nutritionists, Heart-Healthy Fats. Healthy fat (coconut milk, nut butter, avocado, heavy whipping cream) stabilizes our blood sugars to help us stay full until our next meal. They recommend organic heavy whipping cream, when possible, which you’ll find in the dairy aisle.

Can you have whipped cream on keto?

Heavy and whipping cream are keto-friendly, with less than 1 gram of carbs per 1/4 cup. Many individuals on keto diets use whipping cream or heavy cream for creating keto-approved desserts and as a coffee creamer alternative.

Is whipped cream vegan?

Whipped Cream is not dairy-free and is commonly made from cow’s milk. It is not safe for those with a milk allergy. Because whipped cream is made from cow’s milk and is not plant-based, vegans cannot consume it. Vegans could try a dairy-free alternative, such as Silk Dairy-Free, or create one with coconut cream.

Is whipped cream vegetarian?

Most vegetarians can consume whipped cream. Vegetarian diets vary; typically, people following a vegetarian diet consume dairy products but not meat, fish, or eggs. Dairy products, such as whipped cream, milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter, are included.

How long will fresh whipped cream last?

Whipped cream usually lasts 2 to 3 hours when not refrigerated and less in warm weather. Refrigerate any leftover whipped cream. It will last approximately 5 to 7 days when stored properly. Whipped cream will deflate and spoil quicker outside of the refrigerator. You can add gelatin to help maintain the peaks of handmade whipped cream.

Can you freeze whipped cream?

You can freeze heavy cream to preserve it; still, it becomes slightly grainy, and the texture separates after defrosting from frozen. Thawed frozen heavy cream is better used within baked or cooked recipes. If you whip defrosted heavy cream, you will likely get a less attractive granular texture on the surface. It does not whip as beautifully as fresh heavy cream. I recommend using fresh heavy whipping cream for the absolute best whipped cream!

Preparing Your Ingredients

To achieve the very best whipped cream, remember to follow these two 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. 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’.

Keto homemade whipped cream dessert topping with berries

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

This is probably the easiest recipe you’ll ever make. For starters, place the heavy cream, stevia (or other powdered sweetener), 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 the 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.

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 low-carb whipped cream recipe, how about topping your favorite healthy shake? Below are two delicious recipes to get you started.

We have a Chocolate and Banana Protein Shake on the left, and on the right is a Delicious Healthy Shamrock Shake from Jillian’s Healthful Eats.

Keto homemade whipped cream recipe tops 2 delicious healthy shakes.
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Here are 2 other recipes to serve with your healthy whipped topping.

Keto Whipped Cream Recipe

This 3-ingredient (1 cup heavy cream, natural sweetener, and vanilla) keto whipped cream takes any dessert to the next level.

It’s fast, DELICIOUS, and healthy. It doesn’t get any better than that!

You’ve waited long enough! Without further ado, here is the recipe.

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Delicious Keto homemade whipped cream recipe in a bowl of berries

Homemade Keto Whipped Cream

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


This keto-friendly, low/no sugar, zero-carb (<1 g) whipped cream has just 3 simple ingredients! It comes together beautifully, billowy, light, and fluffy in minutes.



1 cup cold heavy cream or heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons powdered stevia (or natural sweetener of choice)

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Place the heavy cream, stevia (or sweetener of choice), and vanilla extract (or flavoring of choice) into your mixing bowl.
  2. If you are using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high for the perfect consistency. approximately 3-4 minutes.
  3. Watch for when soft peaks or stiff peaks form, whatever your preference. Be careful not to 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

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Desserts to Top with Whipped Cream

There are a million delicious ways to enjoy your healthy whipped cream! Put a dollop on strawberry shortcake muffins, brownie pudding, or how about some blueberry crisp? Yummm!

Below are more ideas!
Healthy Pound Cake
Mini Size Cheesecakes
Fast and Easy Blueberry Crumble
Easy Cream Puffs
The Best Chocolate Cake
Semi-Homemade Chantilly Cake
Baked Chocolate Pudding
Red White and Blue Desserts

More Dessert Recipes

Below are more delicious, sweet recipes to try.

Chocolate Nut Butter
Halloween Scotcheroo Bars
Failproof Chocolate Chip Cookie
Healthy Oatmeal Bars with Dark Chocolate
Caramel Popcorn with Chocolate

All Desserts

I hope you will try this delicious and quick keto whipped cream to raise the bar on all your desserts. Print the recipe, dig in, then share your creation with me!

Thanks for stopping by,



Nutritional Weight and Wellness

Sally Fallon Morell
Nourishing Fats: Why We Need Animal Fats for Health and Happiness

Be sure to consult a registered and licensed dietitian, licensed nutritionist, or certified nutrition specialist if you have questions about ingredients and how they fit into your personal nutrition plan.

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