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How To Make Chocolate Whipped Cream

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My Chocolate Whipped Cream is the perfect spin on the classic dessert topping and was made with you chocolate lovers!
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WHAT YOU GET: Sweet chocolate whipped cream recipe that couldn’t be more simple or more fluffy — pair this with fresh strawberries, homemade ice cream, hot chocolate, or anything that pairs perfectly with chocolate!

This homemade chocolate whipped cream is a chocolate-lovers dream, and it comes together with just four ingredients! 

By now, it’s fairly common knowledge that I’m a big fan of topping off my desserts with Homemade Whipped Cream. But this chocolately whipped cream will easily become a regular recipe in my home, especially since it only takes one more ingredient than plain whipped cream! 

This easy whipped cream recipe will be a breeze if you’ve already mastered the original. You’ll follow the same process as plain whipped cream to make this soft, fluffy, chocolate whipped cream — all you’ll need is to add cocoa powder! Use this whipped cream to frost a Simple Vanilla Sheet Cake, to top off my Best-Ever Hot Chocolate Recipe, or serve it alongside fresh fruit as a dip!

A while bowl filled with chocolate whipped cream sits besides a bowl of raspberries.

Which Cream Is Best For Whipped Cream?

Buying the right cream to make whipped cream is a bit tricky, especially since it is called something different in different areas and between brands. To make whipped cream, in the US, look for creams labeled as “whipping cream,” “heavy whipping cream,” or “double cream,” and check to be sure it has above 30% fat.

The proper cream may be called something else where you live; just be sure it has at least 30% fat. 

What Cocoa Powder To Use In Whipped Cream

I use unsweetened cocoa powder to make chocolate whipped cream. When baking, I typically opt to use a nice, high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder, so I know exactly how much chocolate and sugar I am adding to a recipe. 

Learn more about different chocolates and cocoa powders in my Ultimate Guide to the Different Types of Chocolate.

Fresh homemade chocolate whipped cream is dolloped on top a serving of raspberries.

Tools You Need To Make Chocolate Whipped Cream

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Whipped Cream With Cocoa Powder

  • Make sure your whipped cream is very cold for the best results.
  • Take care not to overwhip your cream — you are looking for soft peaks that just barely hold their shape.
  • For more control, stop the mixer just before the whipped cream is ready and finish whipping by hand.
  • If the cream does get overwhipped, whisk in a splash more cream to loosen it.
  • If you are making this in advance, under-whip it slightly and then finish whipping to refresh the cream before serving.
  • Serve a dollop of this alongside my Decadent Chocolate Poundcake!

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Chocolate Whipped Cream

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My Chocolate Whipped Cream is the perfect spin on the classic dessert topping and was made with you chocolate lovers!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time 2 mins
Whip Time 4 mins
My Chocolate Whipped Cream is the perfect spin on the classic dessert topping and was made with you chocolate lovers!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment or in a medium bowl with a handheld electric mixer.
  • Begin whipping on medium speed.
  • After 1 or 2 minutes, as the mixture begins to thicken, slowly increase the speed to medium-high until soft peaks are reached, about another minute or two.
  • Use immediately or hold in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.

 

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Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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