1 net carb

Whipped Cream

Enjoy delicious and mouthwatering low-carb whipped cream that makes the perfect topping for all your favorite low-carb desserts.

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Whipped Cream

Close up view of low-carb whipped cream on top of berries in a glass jar.

The Best Low-Carb Whipped Cream [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
This mouthwatering low-carb whipped cream recipe takes just minutes to prepare! Made with just 3 ingredients, this decadent and fluffy whipped cream is the perfect topping for all of your favorite low-carb desserts. Whip up a batch today and enjoy the creamy, dreamy goodness of low-carb whipped cream!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Mix Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Net Carbs 1 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons monk fruit (or sweetener or choice)

Instructions
 

  • Place your medium mixing bowl in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
    Side-view of glass mixing bowl
  • Once your bowl is chilled, combine heavy cream, vanilla, and monk fruit.
    Top view of ingredients to make low-carb keto whipped cream.
  • Using a hand mixer (or stand mixer), beat on medium for 1-2 minutes until soft peaks form.
    Top view of glass mixing bowl with heavy cream, vanilla, and monk fruit, ready to mix into sugar-free whipped cream.
  • Enjoy on your favorite dessert!
    Top view of whipped cream in a glass bowl with hand mixer on the side of the bowl.

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Notes

Mixing bowl

If you don’t have time to chill your mixing bowl, you can skip this step. It will take a few minutes longer for the whipped cream to come together. Just keep mixing until you see soft peaks form on your beater(s).

Frequently Asked Questions

What are “soft peaks”?

When you left your beater out of the mixture, there should be soft peaks of cream on the beater. Here is a great visual resource for soft peaks when making whipped cream.

Is this whipped cream recipe Keto?

Yes! This low-carb whipped cream recipe is also Keto. This recipe makes about 12 servings and has 1 net carb per serving! If you use a different type of sweetener that contains carbs, then this recipe may no longer be low-carb or Keto.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes! Our whipped cream recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: Because whipped cream tastes best when it’s fresh, we don’t recommend making this recipe ahead of time. If you must, we recommend making it as close to when you need the whipped cream as possible and store it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container until ready to consume.
  • Storing leftovers: Whipped cream has the best flavor when it is fresh. You can store leftover whipped cream in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. You may find the cream starts to separate after 24 hours. If this happens, you can re-mix it to get it to fluff back up.
  • Freezing instructions: It’s best to freeze whipped cream in individual portions. To do this, spoon the whipped cream into single servings onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze overnight until the whipped cream is solid. Carefully remove the individual frozen whipped cream servings from the parchment paper and store them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 1-2 months. You can place the frozen servings directly over warm desserts if desired, or allow them to thaw at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving. *Whipped cream may have a little bit different texture after freezing, and will not be as fluffy.
  • To reheat: N/A

Additional Details

There’s something undeniably delightful about a dollop of creamy goodness on top of your favorite dessert. Whipped cream adds a touch of luxury to any sweet treat, and when it’s homemade, the experience becomes even more indulgent.

Whipped cream is a versatile and beloved topping that enhances the flavor and texture of countless desserts. Its light and airy consistency adds a delightful contrast to rich and dense treats like cakes, pies, and ice creams. While store-bought whipped cream is convenient, making it from scratch allows you to control the ingredients and create a customized taste and texture.

For individuals following a low-carb lifestyle or managing diabetes, finding suitable dessert options can sometimes be a challenge. However, this low-carb whipped cream recipe is designed with their needs in mind. By using alternative sweeteners and mindful ingredient choices, you can enjoy a guilt-free dollop of whipped cream without compromising your health goals.

Low-Carb Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • Heavy Cream: The base of any whipped cream recipe is good quality heavy cream. Opt for a brand with no added sugars or stabilizers for the best results.
  • Sweetener: To keep the carb count low, we’ll swap traditional granulated sugar with a low-carb sweetener like monk fruit, erythritol, or stevia. These natural sweeteners won’t spike blood sugar levels.
  • Vanilla Extract: A splash of vanilla extract adds depth and warmth to the whipped cream. Use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
  • Optional Flavorings: Get creative with your whipped cream by adding a hint of flavor. Try incorporating cocoa powder for a chocolatey twist or a few drops of almond extract for a nutty essence.

Whipped Cream Preparation Tips

  • Chill Your Tools: For the fluffiest whipped cream, ensure your mixing bowl and beaters are chilled in the refrigerator or freezer before starting. Cold equipment helps the cream whip up faster and holds its shape better.
  • Optimal Fat Content: Choose heavy cream with a higher fat content (around 35-40%) for the best results. Higher fat content creates a more stable whipped cream that won’t deflate quickly.
  • Whipping Time: Whip the cream just until soft peaks form. Overbeating can lead to a grainy texture or even turn the cream into butter.
  • Keep It Cold: After whipping the cream, store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. This will maintain the whipped texture and prevent melting.
  • Use Immediately: Whipped cream is at its best when used immediately after preparation. If you need to store it, cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

How to Make Low-Carb Whipped Cream

  • Start by chilling your mixing bowl and beaters in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. This step ensures a cold environment for the cream.
  • Pour the heavy cream into the chilled mixing bowl and add the desired amount of sweetener, typically 1-2 tablespoons for every cup of cream. Adjust the sweetness to your preference.
  • Add the vanilla extract or any other optional flavorings you’d like to incorporate. Remember, a little goes a long way, so start with a small amount and adjust to taste.
  • Begin whipping the cream at low speed, gradually increasing to medium-high speed. Beat until soft peaks form. Soft peaks are achieved when the cream holds its shape but gently droops when the beaters are lifted.
  • Once you’ve reached the desired consistency, stop beating. Overbeating can lead to a grainy texture.
  • Transfer the whipped cream to a serving bowl or use it immediately to top your favorite desserts. The cream will hold its shape beautifully, adding elegance and a touch of sweetness to your creations.

Benefits for Individuals with Diabetes

This homemade low-carb whipped cream recipe offers several benefits for individuals managing diabetes:

  • Low-Carb Option: By using low-carb sweeteners, you can indulge in the pleasure of whipped cream without worrying about blood sugar spikes. It’s an excellent alternative to traditional whipped cream made with sugar.
  • Portion Control: Whipped cream can be enjoyed in moderation, allowing you to savor its creamy goodness while managing your carbohydrate intake. Pair it with fruits or desserts that are low in carbohydrates for a well-balanced treat.
  • Customizable Flavor: With the option to add various flavorings like cocoa powder or almond extract, you can satisfy your dessert cravings without relying solely on sugar. These creative additions bring new dimensions to your whipped cream experience.

Whipped Cream Serving Suggestions and Variations

Once you’ve mastered the art of homemade whipped cream, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few serving suggestions and variations to inspire you:

  • Classic Pairings: Dollop whipped cream onto warm apple pie, pumpkin pie, or a slice of low-carb cheesecake for a classic indulgence.
  • Berry Bonanza: Top fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries with whipped cream for a light and refreshing treat. Sprinkle some chopped nuts or grated dark chocolate for added texture.
  • Coffee Concoctions: Add a spoonful of whipped cream to your morning coffee or make a rich and velvety mocha by stirring in some cocoa powder before topping it with whipped cream.
  • Sundae Delights: Create a low-carb sundae by layering whipped cream between scoops of sugar-free ice cream, chopped nuts, and a drizzle of low-carb chocolate sauce.
  • Frozen Whipped Cream: Freeze dollops of whipped cream on a baking sheet for a few hours, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container. These frozen clouds of delight make a refreshing snack on hot summer days.

Homemade whipped cream is a simple pleasure that elevates any dessert from ordinary to extraordinary. With this low-carb recipe, individuals following a low-carb lifestyle or managing diabetes can enjoy the luxuriousness of whipped cream without compromising their health goals. From classic pairings to creative variations, this velvety delight is a versatile addition to your low-carb dessert repertoire. Whip up a batch of this guilt-free pleasure and indulge in the sweet satisfaction it brings.

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  1. 5 stars
    So amazing!!! Best keto whipped cream I’ve ever had. Thank you!

    1. Hi Marion, thanks for your review! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed this whipped cream recipe.