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Keto Whipped Cream

Published August 15, 2019
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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<article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Recipe"> <section itemprop="description"> <p>While there’s any number of amazing, flavorful keto main dishes and sides, many people are stumped when it comes to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/keto-desserts-to-satisfy" rel="noreferrer">keto desserts</a>. When you’re <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/how-many-carbs-a-day-should-you-eat-to-lose-weight/" rel="noreferrer">cutting carbs</a> and maximizing healthy fats, it can seem at first like sweet treats are off-limits. </p> <p>But whether you’re looking to jazz up a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/keto-chocolate" rel="noreferrer">keto cake</a> or top off a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/spiced-coconut-latte" rel="noreferrer">decadent drink</a>, one keto-friendly recipe that never fails is whipped cream! Tasty, healthy, and incredibly simple to make, keto whipped cream is a go-to for anyone looking to add a little luxury to their diet.</p> </section> <section> <header>Is Whipped Cream Good for You?</header> <p>At its most basic, whipped cream is just heavy cream whisked up until fluffy—and heavy cream is a great source of healthy fats and other nutrients! </p> <p>Although it’s very high in calories—400 in just half a cup—heavy cream is 36% fat. And studies show that dairy fat can <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29494487" rel="noreferrer">improve your heart health</a> and even help <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/can-ketosis-reduce-inflammation" rel="noreferrer">reduce inflammation</a>. Full-fat dairy like heavy whipping cream may even help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes or <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25159495" rel="noreferrer">obesity</a>.</p> <p>And once you’ve whipped up that heavy cream it’s even better for you, since a serving of whipped cream doesn’t use that whole half a cup of liquid cream. In fact, a two-tablespoon serving of whipped cream is less than 30 calories, with less than a gram of carbs and 3 grams of fat. Those minimal calories still packs a nutritional punch. Whipped cream provides calcium for strong bones, choline to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26108618" rel="noreferrer">boost metabolism</a>, and vitamins A and K to promote better immune function and nerve health. </p> <div class="sub-head">Can You Have Heavy Whipping Cream on Keto?</div> <p>Plain heavy whipping cream is A-OK for the keto diet! Where things go a little awry for ketosis is if you add tons of refined sugar to your whipped cream to sweeten it up. Fortunately, it’s very easy to fix the situation by swapping out white sugar for a keto-friendly <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/keto-sweeteners-which-ones-to-use-which-to-avoid" rel="noreferrer">low-carb sweetener</a> like monk fruit extract. </p> </section> <section> <header>Mix It Up: Low-Carb Whipped Cream Variations</header> <p>Whipped cream doesn’t have to be a one-trick pony, either. While the most basic version calls for only heavy cream and a little sweetener, you can create endless variations using flavorful additions like extracts.</p> <div class="sub-head">Chocolate</div> <p>Make rich chocolate whipped cream by adding a tablespoon of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/go2protein/shop/" rel="noreferrer">Go2 protein</a> after you’ve started whisking. Not only will you get the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/10-amazing-benefits-of-cocoa" rel="noreferrer">health benefits</a>—and luscious flavor—of chocolate, you’ll also get a nice shot of protein to help keep you full.</p> <p>Put a dollop on some keto hot chocolate or your morning <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/the-benefits-and-how-to-of-coconut-oil-coffee" rel="noreferrer">butter coffee</a> for some mocha goodness! </p> <div class="sub-head">Peanut Butter</div> <p>Try adding a heaping teaspoon of smooth peanut butter to your heavy cream, then start to whip. You may not even need to add sweetener thanks to the rich peanut flavor. This variation is great on a slice of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/diet/chocolate-truffle-cake" rel="noreferrer">keto chocolate cake</a>.</p> <div class="sub-head">Peppermint</div> <p>Can’t get enough of peppermint mochas? Swap out the vanilla in our recipe for peppermint extract to create a cool version that’s addictive on coffee or hot cocoa.</p> </section> <hr class="divider-15 divider-thick mx-auto"> <section class="recipe"> <header itemprop="name">Keto Whipped Cream</header> <div class="prep"> <span> <meta itemprop="prepTime" content="PT15M">Prep Time: 5 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="cookTime" content="PT35M">Cooking Time: 5 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="recipeYield">Serves: 8 (makes about 1 cup)</span> </div> <div class="sub-head">Ingredients:</div> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac12; cup heavy whipping cream</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 tablespoon granulated monk fruit sweetener</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac12; teaspoon vanilla extract (or your extract of choice)</li> </ul> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium"> <div class="sub-head">Instructions:</div> <ol itemprop="recipeInstructions"> <li>Add heavy cream to a very clean, dry bowl or stand mixer. Metal and glass are best, as plastic bowls make it harder to get a stable final product.</li> <li>Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat on high 1-2 minutes or until soft peaks form.</li> <li>Lower the mixer speed to medium, then sprinkle in the monk fruit with the mixer running. Whip for about 30 seconds or until peaks begin to stiffen up. </li> <li>Add the vanilla extract with the mixer running and continue to beat for another 1-2 minutes or until stiff peaks form.</li> </ol> </section> </article>
Nutrition Facts

Serves 1


Calories

27


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

2.8 g

Sodium

3 mg

Carbohydrate

0.7 g

Sugar

0 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Protein

0.2 g


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serves 1


Calories

27


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

2.8 g

Sodium

3 mg

Carbohydrate

0.7 g

Sugar

0 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Protein

0.2 g

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