Many of the mug cakes on this site suggest a keto whipped topping, so here is an easy recipe for one. Low-carb whipped cream is excellent on many desserts and even on its own.
Quickly and easily make this delicious topping with only three ingredients. This recipe makes 2 cups for 8 - 1/4 cup servings and it's ready in about 5 minutes.
Quick and Easy Keto Whipped Cream Recipe
Making your own whipped cream for your keto treats is the best choice. Store-bought whipped cream in a can usually contains sugar as an ingredient. The nutrition label might say 0g carbs per serving, but that's because they are allowed to round down. If you consume more than one serving, those carbs are sure to add up.
There are also other ingredients in the canned topping that you can easily avoid by making your own. Personally, I like to choose organic heavy cream with the least amount of ingredients as possible - definitely without carrageenan.
Choose your favorite keto sweetener and adjust the amount to your liking. People who've been on keto for a longer time, may want to reduce the amount of sweetener due to their taste buds adjusting. Bottom line is that you can control the ingredients and save some money by making whipped cream at home!
Low-carb Whipped Topping Ingredients
Here's what you need to make a keto whipped topping. Exact measurements are in the recipe card below.
- Heavy cream
- Keto sweetener
- Vanilla extract
Steps to Make Keto Whipped Topping
In a large chilled bowl or a stand mixer, combine the heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract.
Beat on medium speed using the whisk attachment.
Scrape down the sides as needed.
Continue to beat on medium speed until the mixture thickens and stiff peaks form.
Use as a topping for fruit, cake, mug cakes, or enjoy it as-is for a low-carb treat.
Recipe Notes and FAQ
My heavy whipping cream container says it has 0 carbs.
Heavy cream has carbs. Nutrition labels vary due to how companies round the numbers up or down. In the US, food manufacturers can put zero if the product contains less than .5g carbs per serving. Since heavy cream has .4g carbs per serving, some containers will list zero. It's important to keep this in mind if you consume a lot of cream on a keto diet.
Use cold cream and a chilled bowl.
For best results, make sure your heavy cream is very cold, but not frozen, and use a clean and chilled bowl.
How to tell if you have stiff peaks.
After whipping for a couple of minutes, lift the mixer to see if the cream stands up into soft peaks. Don't whip too far past soft, stiff peaks or you'll be on your way to making butter.
How to store homemade whipped topping.
You can store your keto whipped topping in an airtight container for about three days.
Low-carb whipped cream to use as a topping for mug cakes and more! One 1/4 cup serving is .9g net carbs.
- 1 cup chilled heavy cream
- 2 Tablespoons zero carb sweetener of choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine the heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla.
- Beat on medium speed using the whisk attachment, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Continue beating on medium speed until the mixture thickens and stiff peaks form.
- Use as toppings for fruit, cake, mug cakes, or enjoy as a low carb treat.
Nutrition facts calculated using Carb Manager and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Serving Size:1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 40mgCarbohydrates: 3.9gNet Carbohydrates: .9gSugar: .1gSugar Alcohols: 3gProtein: 2g
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What is your favorite way to enjoy keto whipped cream?