Make the Best Desserts Ever with Flavored Whipped Cream!

If you want to make the best desserts on the planet, use flavored whipped cream—like caramel or strawberry or chocolate or even peanut butter. Just let your imagination roam. Consider different flavors but don’t overlook inclusions—like peanut butter, chopped nuts, minced pineapple, spices, zest, flavored syrups, chocolate, jams, and pastry fillings.

Think of all the ice cream flavors. You’re making whipped cream instead of ice cream, but the concept is the same. Consider different textures. The contrast of chopped, salted nuts and smooth whipped cream is incredible.

Look at All the Different Kinds of Whipped Creams You Can Make!

Say Goodbye to Soggy Desserts with Melted Whipped Cream

Here at the Prepared Pantry, we have given out samples of flavored whipped cream time and time again. The customers love it. We whip up a batch in the morning, and the whipped cream is still standing firm all the way into the afternoon.

Our desserts didn’t turn soggy, and yours don’t have to either. If you don’t want soggy desserts after an hour, you have to stabilize your whipped cream—stop it from melting.

You can do that with a couple of tablespoons of meringue powder. (There are other ways to do it, but meringue powder is the simplest.) A couple of tablespoons per cup of whipping cream will stabilize it through the afternoon or evening. Refrigerate any leftovers and you can whip it again the next morning.

You can also turn your flavored whipped cream into frosting by adding just a bit more meringue powder. Click here for more whipped cream frosting recipes.

Adding Cream Cheese to Your Whipped Cream

I like adding cream cheese to whipped cream–four ounces of cream cheese to two cups cream. It adds a very nice flavor but it also helps keep the whipped cream inflated. With cream cheese added, your whipped cream will last much longer before you need to whip it again.

When adding cream cheese, cream the sugar and cream cheese together. Doing so will eliminate lumps of cream cheese in your whipped cream.

How to Flavor Your Whipped Cream

Sometimes you’ll want to sweeten your whipped cream with brown sugar instead of granulated sugar. We often add lemon zest to lemon whipped cream and orange zest to orange whipped cream. The zest adds a little flavor and the colored flecks are pretty.

The options for flavoring your whipped cream are endless. You can add any flavor, pie filling, or even fresh fruit to change up the flavor.

The Basic Whipped Cream Recipe

For experimenting with flavored whipped cream, you can use this recipe as your base and add whatever flavors you’d like.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons flavor
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream with all the other ingredients until stiff peaks are formed.

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Flavored Whipped Cream Recipes

Here are some sample recipes to get you started on making your own flavored whipped cream. Don’t be afraid to be creative and experiment with your own flavors.

Click on any of the links below to jump to the recipes.

Caramel Nut Flavored Whipped Cream

This is an absolutely delightful whipped cream. The contrast of the smooth whipped cream and crunchy nuts and the contrast of the salt and sweet are fantastic. We served this one in the store, and the customers absolutely loved it.

This whipped cream does not store well since the nuts become soggy in a few hours.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons caramel flavor
  • 1 cup or to taste salted snack nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks.
  2. Add the sugar and flavor and continue whipping.
  3. Fold in the nuts.

Salted Peanut Butter Flavored Whipped Cream

This one is a personal favorite. I’m a big fan of peanut butter, so mixing it into a whipped cream makes a great flavor. It’s almost as if we turned a peanut butter cookie into a whipped cream topping, and it just works so well with the sweet, salty, and creamy combination. It would go great on an ice cream sundae.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream, sugar, and peanut butter together in your stand-type mixer with a whip attachment.
  2. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold in the peanuts.

Cherry Cheesecake Whipped Cream

For this whipped cream, we combined cream cheese with Chubby Cherry filling to make a delightful cherry cheesecake taste for the whipped cream. The cherries turn the cream pink without any additional coloring.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place the sugar and cream cheese in the bowl of your stand-type mixer. Beat until the sugar is creamed through the cream cheese into a soft, consistent mixture.
  2. Add the cream and flavor. Beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Fold in the filling.

Butterscotch Flavored Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butterscotch flavor
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks.
  2. Add the sugar and flavor and continue whipping.

Lemon Cloud Flavored Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon flavor
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks.
  2. Add the sugar, flavor, and zest and continue whipping.

Caramel Flavored Whipped Cream

Caramel whipped cream is absolutely outstanding. It’s so simple, and we often use it in place of vanilla whipped cream. Once you’ve traded out the caramel flavor for the vanilla extract, you’ll never want to go back.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons caramel flavor
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks.
  2. Add the sugar and flavor and continue whipping.

Chocolate Flavored Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for one minute at high heat, stir, and continue heating until melted. Let the chocolate cool for three to five minutes. The chocolate should be warm and still liquid but not hot.
  3. Stir 1/3 of the whipped cream into the chocolate.
  4. Stir the chocolate mixture and the extract (along with the sugar, if used) into the remaining whipped cream.

Chocolate Flavored Whipped Cream (Cocoa)

This makes a very nice whipped cream. With this much dairy against the chocolate, it is very much like milk chocolate. The cream cheese makes the whipped cream hold its shape longer.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream cheese and sugar together until blended.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and whip until stiff peaks form.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Flavored Whipped Cream

Cinnamon has become one of our go-to flavors at the prepared Pantry. It makes everything taste better. We think you’ll agree with this brown sugar cinnamon whipped cream.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks.
  2. Add the sugar and flavor and continue whipping.

Strawberry Key Lime Flavored Whipped Cream

Consider this as a colorful topping for any strawberry dessert. It’s also a nice alternative to whipped cream in fruit salads calling for whipped cream.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place the sugar and cream cheese in the bowl of your stand-type mixer. Beat until the sugar is creamed through the cream cheese into a soft, consistent mixture.
  2. Add the cream, color, and flavors. Beat until soft peaks form. Fold in the zest.
  3. Hold the whipped cream in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. It can be re-whipped as long as you don’t over-beat it.

Raspberry Flavored Whipped Cream

Add a touch of tart raspberry flavor to get a delightfully fruity whipped cream. You can even try adding some additional lemon flavor to create the essence of raspberry lemonade.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place the sugar and cream cheese in the bowl of your stand-type mixer. Beat until the sugar is creamed through the cream cheese into a soft, consistent mixture.
  2. Add the cream, color, and flavor. Beat until soft peaks form.
  3. Hold the whipped cream in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. It can be re-whipped as long as you don’t over-beat it.

Orange Cloud Flavored Whipped Cream

This is a simple whipped cream made with orange flavor and orange zest, but the results are delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange flavor
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks.
  2. Add the sugar, flavor, and zest and continue whipping.

Choose your flavors for your whipped cream here.

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