This keto whipped cream recipe is so easy that you'll be able to make some for every keto-friendly dessert you make. Each serving only has 1g net carbs!
Have you ever wondered how to make homemade whipped topping? When I was browsing the freezer section of the grocery store, my eyes landed on the tub of whipped topping and I instantly wanted to make my own low-carb version.
I have to admit, sometimes I even grab a spoonful of it! It tastes that delicious. I love how light and fluffy it is! It's better than a mousse or a pudding because I can use it on so many other things.
In fact, the best thing about making homemade keto whipped cream is that you know exactly what is in it, and you can control how sweet it tastes. No more standing in the grocery store trying to read the nutrition label and feeling confused at the long list of ingredients.
I used really simple ingredients and the entire process is so easy that you'll wonder why you haven't made this before.
Ingredients Needed For Keto Whipped Cream
You might be surprised that there are only 4 ingredients in this recipe! The name is very descriptive because it really is just whipped cream.
To make this recipe, use full-fat heavy whipping cream. On the keto diet, you want to make sure you are eating plenty of healthy fats, and one of the sources of this can be dairy.
In order for it to have a fluffy texture, you want to use a powdered sweetener. I suggest using one that is a confectioners' sugar substitute like Swerve Confectioners’ Sugar Substitute. It blends into the cream better without leaving any grainy texture behind.
Other than the vanilla extract, you don't really have to add more spices. I added a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg just to give it a deeper flavor profile. I think the nuttiness of the cinnamon rounds out the sweetness of the cream and sugar substitute.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Chill the cream. When you use chilled heavy whipping cream, it whips up better and has a better texture.
- Use an electric mixer. Yes, it is possible to whisk it by hand, but that will take a lot of time and effort. It's just easier to use an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer.
- Do not overwhip the cream. Just whip it until you see soft peaks forming. If you overmix it, you will begin to make butter.
- Use coconut cream. If you have a dairy intolerance, you can substitute coconut cream for heavy cream. It will have a slightly nuttier texture but still whips up beautifully.
How To Make Low-Carb Whipped Topping
All of the instructions are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Overall, this is a pretty easy recipe. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then, beat them on high until soft peaks form.
How To Use Homemade Whipped Cream
This is basically an all-purpose dessert topping; you can use it in so many different ways!
As you can see in the photo below, one of my favorite ways to use my keto whipped cream is as a topping for my pumpkin spice latte.
I also think it tastes amazing on top of my keto cheesecakes. Try it on my keto oreo cookies and cream cheesecake. You won't believe that the entire thing is keto-friendly!
Add a dollop of whipped cream on top of chocolate pudding. The combination is a match made in heaven.
You can also use it instead of frosting on top of cakes or as a filling inside sandwich cookies. Be creative and try a bunch of different things!
Frequently Asked Questions About Keto Whipping Cream
Before we get to the recipe, I wanted to answer a few questions people often ask about how to make a low-carb whipped cream topping.
Are heavy whipping cream and heavy cream the same thing?
Yes, they are essentially the same thing because they are both made from milk fat. Heavy whipping cream will hold its shape better, so I recommend using it in this recipe.
If you use whipping cream, it will give you a lighter texture. This can still be delicious, it just isn't recommended if you are going to use it for fillings.
How do you store homemade whipped cream topping?
This whipped cream topping will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator, so I suggest only making as much as you think you'll use very quickly. The best way to store homemade whipped cream topping is in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I like to store my whipped cream in a mason jar with a lid that screws on tightly. I like that I can see into the jar so I know what it is and the lid keeps it fresh for the entire 3 days.
If you want to store it longer, just freeze dollops of it on a lined cookie sheet. Then wrap each frozen portion individually in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container. They will keep up to 2 months in the freezer.
Can you make whipped cream in a food processor?
Yes, you can make keto whipped cream in a food processor.
Here's how to do just that:
- Place the standard "S" blade in the food processor.
- Pour the ingredients into the food processor's bowl.
- Process on high until soft peaks form. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes.
How do you make flavored whipped cream topping?
It's easy to make different flavors of whipped cream toppings to go with your low-carb desserts. Instead of vanilla extract, use a different one.
For example, make a mint whipped cream topping with mint extract. Or, make your whipped cream topping taste like peppermint with peppermint extract.
If you want it to have a nuttier flavor, add a dash of almond extract to it. It's so fun to play around with different flavors!
Add some sweet fluff into your life with this low-carb whipped cream topping. With so many different ways to use it, you'll be so glad that you discovered this easy recipe.
More Low-Carb Toppings
If you enjoyed this whipped cream recipe, here are some more low-carb frosting recipes you should try next.
- Hazelnut Frosting almost tastes like Nutella - enjoy it on cupcakes or even on toast.
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is a rich and creamy topping that has plenty of protein and tastes like your favorite fruit.
- Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is a classic recipe that tastes perfect on any cake or cupcake.
- Coffee Buttercream elevates your low-carb cakes and infuses them with the unmistakable flavor of espresso.
- Dark Chocolate Frosting is so incredibly rich that you won't be tempted to eat that second slice, even though you'll have plenty of macros leftover.
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Keto Whipped Cream
- ½ cup Heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons Swerve Confectioners’ sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Pinch cinnamon optional
- Pinch nutmeg optional
- Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
- Beat on high until stiff peaks have formed. Be careful not to over whip the mixture, or it will begin to form butter instead.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [calories] => 106 [carbohydrates] => 1 [protein] => 1 [fat] => 11 [saturated_fat] => 7 [cholesterol] => 41 [sodium] => 11 [potassium] => 22 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 437 [calcium] => 19 )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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Can you add cocoa power to make this chocolate? My husband love it even tho i’m not a fan of a cream in general still tasted good. Is there a diabetic version I used swerve swerve confectioners sugar.
You can add in a little unsweetened cocoa powder if you want a chocolate whipped cream. I actually make something like that in my cream whipper.
Do you have a certain brand of cream you use? I've tried 3 different local store brands of HWC & each one does not form into stiff peaks. Basically liquid. I've read maybe because it's ultra-pasteurized cream, but that's, all I can find
It does help to chill the cream in the bowl before whipping. You also need a good electric mixer. I prefer using a stand mixer to make whipped cream. Another thing you can do is whip the cream in a cup using a milk frother! It's something I do for single servings of whipped cream.