Mmm, homemade whipped cream! It’s a fancy treat that is quite easy to make and is lovely on top of many desserts and treats. When you make it at home you can skip all the additives in the prepared frozen or spray can varieties. Here’s a roundup of easy homemade whipped cream variations so you can experiment with a variety of flavors!
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What will you need to get started?
All of these recipes start off with heavy cream. Look for “heavy cream” or “heavy whipping cream” at the grocery store. “Whipping cream” has a slightly lower fat content and won’t whip up as well.
Many of the recipes also use powdered sugar for sweetener. Granulated sugar works as a substitute as well.
My favorite way to whip the cream is with a hand mixer. It’s quick and easy to do smaller quantities as well. You can also use a stand mixer, a bowl and whisk, or even a mason jar.
Never made whipped cream before?
Check out my How to Make Whipped Cream tutorial for all the details and to make a batch of lightly sweetened whipped cream that is absolute perfection atop a bowl of strawberries, a mug of hot cocoa, a favorite dessert, and more. Yum!
If you have questions about preparing homemade whipped cream, I have answers! Check out my in-depth whipped cream FAQs post for more.
There are lots of fun choices here (and I’m adding new ones often) including a chocolate-hazelnut Nutella whipped cream, cookie butter (Biscoff) whipped cream, coffee, chocolate, strawberry and more! Yum!
Whipped Cream Variations
If you love whipped cream, you'll love these homemade whipped cream variations. Skip the processed options at the grocery store and make your own custom flavors for topping desserts, coffee, pancakes, and more. This growing list includes some of my favorite recipes like Nutella whipped cream, strawberry whipped cream, and chocolate whipped cream. Mmm!
Chocolate Whipped Cream is a classic variation. It uses cocoa powder to flavor the heavy whipping cream and tends to be more stable than a plain sweetened cream. Pipe onto desserts or just dollop spoonfuls onto a stack of warm pancakes or a bowl of fresh fruit.
One of my favorite fall flavors, this Cinnamon Whipped Cream has an optional secret ingredient that takes the flavor to the next level. Top a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte with this for an extra-special treat.
Chocolate-Hazelnut Whipped Cream is easy when you use a scoop of Nutella to flavor the heavy cream. While I love the flavor of Nutella the best, you can also use generic chocolate-hazelnut spreads to create this flavor.
No fresh berries are required for this pretty pink Strawberry Whipped Cream. This recipe took me a few tries to work out, but in the end it's quite simple to do. You'll need strawberry gelatin mix and a bit of extra time, but it's well worth it. Plus, the gelatin adds stability to this whipped cream which means you could definitely use it to pipe on top cupcakes or other desserts. So lovely!
If you try to avoid processed sugars, you can still enjoy a sweetened homemade whipped cream. This recipe uses honey to create a whipped cream variation that is at home on waffles, pancakes, chai lattes, and more.
Instant espresso powder is the secret behind this flavor variation. Whenever I make homemade whipped cream it's always hard not to sneak a spoonful or two and this recipe is definitely no exception. Use it to top your homemade coffee or lattes for an AM pick-me-up.
Peppermint extract and crushed candy canes feature in this holiday flavor. If you want to pipe this one, don't add the candy cane pieces into the whipped cream (they will prevent it from piping smoothly). Instead, just sprinkle them on top when you are ready to serve.
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