How-To Guide For Perfect Whipped Cream (3 Flavors)

Need a guide on how to make the perfect whipped cream? See my tips and tricks, and learn how to make three delicious whipped cream flavors.
Three bowls of whipped cream flavors are side by side in a stitched together photo, including chocolate whipped cream, strawberry whipped cream, and creme fraiche.

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Hi Bold Bakers!

WHAT YOU GET: A helpful list of easy, bold, and fun ways to make homemade whipped cream, along with three delicious whipped cream flavors. Perfect for all your baking needs!

I love whipped cream on my desserts — it seems to go with almost anything, doesn’t it? I know I suggest adding a dollop a lot in my recipes, so I wanted to set you all up with a foolproof whipped cream guide and provide you with some delicious and fun spins on the old classic along the way.

Here are all my helpful links to show you how to make the best whipped cream and how to make whipped cream without a mixer or a whisk. Just for fun, I compiled my tasty flavored whipped cream alternatives, like Chocolate Whipped Cream, as well!

Classic Homemade Whipped Cream

A bowl of classic homemade whipped cream sits next to a electric hand mixer

Sometimes you just want a classic, and if that’s the case for you, my Whipped Cream recipe is the way to go. In this article, I explain the best tips and tricks to get the perfect whipped cream every time. And if you want a bold take on whipped cream, keep reading because I’ve got plenty!

Strawberry Whipped Cream

A bowl of homemade strawberry whipped cream sits on top of a pink plate with strawberries.

This Strawberry Whipped Cream tastes like a dream! It’s one of the most versatile whipped cream flavors — it perfectly complements light, sweet desserts and is a fresh contrast to decadent desserts. And the best part is, it only requires 3 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make! It’s such a refreshing way to change up your whipped cream game.

Creme Fraiche Whipped Cream

A bowl of fresh fruit is topped with a dollop of creme fraiche whipped cream.

Créme Fraiche Whipped Cream is an excellent option for those who want a bold whipped cream that’s not going to overpower your dessert. The creme fraiche adds a subtle tang to the classic whipped cream while still being sweet. It’s perfect for topping sweet, berry-centric recipes such as my Classic Strawberry Shortcake or just plain berries, as pictured above. It also only contains 3 ingredients, is super quick and easy to make, and is a little more stable than regular whipped cream, so it won’t melt as fast!

Chocolate Whipped Cream

A bowl of chocolate whipped cream sits next to a small bowl of strawberries.

Chocolate Whipped Cream is one of my favorite whipped cream flavors, and I’m sure it will become one of yours too. It has a nice chocolatey flavor while still maintaining the fresh, light qualities of regular whipped cream. This pairs perfectly with anything that goes with chocolate — use it as a frosting for chocolate cupcakes or serve it as a dip for fresh strawberries.

Stabilized Whipped Cream

Creamy, white stabilized whipped cream sits in a clear bowl.

I love whipped cream, and it always tastes so refreshing, especially in the summer. But I hate when it melts in the hot sun before I get a chance to eat it. With my Stabilized Whipped Cream recipe, you can have your whipped cream and eat it, too — even in the heat! This recipe only requires one additional step and will help your whipped cream last much longer without deflating or melting.

Frozen Whipped Cream

In the forefront, a cup of hot chocolate is topped with frozen whipped cream in the shape of a star. In the background are two other mugs of homemade hot chocolate, one has a gingerbread man shaped serving of frozen whipped cream.

How cute is my Frozen Whipped Cream? It’s the perfect way to top any dessert, especially if you want to make your hot chocolate extra special. It’s incredibly easy to make and can be cut into any size or shape you want! They hold their shape surprisingly well when put in hot drinks as well.

Whipped Cream In A Jar

Homemade whipped cream made without an electric mixer or whisk is spooned out of a mason jar.

No electric mixer, no whisk, no problem with my Whipped Cream In A Jar. All you need is cold whipping cream, a mason jar, and your own muscles to have fresh, delicious whipped cream in a matter of minutes. Your pumpkin pie will always have the perfect dollop, no matter what kitchen you’re serving it from.

How To Turn Milk Into “Whipped Cream”

A bowl of whipped cream made with milk is on a table next to a glass with milk. Whipped Cream without heavy cream can be used in batter.

Want to make a last-minute cheesecake or chocolate mousse but don’t have heavy whipping cream? With this recipe, you can make an excellent whipped cream substitute that’s made with 3 ingredients you probably already have in your house. Unfortunately, this will not work in my 2-Ingredient Ice Cream or as a topping for other desserts, but if a recipe requires whipped cream in the batter, this will do the trick.

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Martha Mryglod
Martha Mryglod
1 year ago

Perfect timing! I’ll be visiting my daughter in Ireland soon. What do I buy for heavy cream? Is double cream what I’m looking for? Thank you!

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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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