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Sugar Free Whipped Cream

This Sugar Free Whipped Cream is a healthy recipe that you can add to any of your favorite desserts or lattes. This topping is better than Cool Whip and is made with simple ingredients that result in a silky smooth texture.

sugar free whipped cream in a glass bowl

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I love to make homemade whipped cream because the store-bought sugar-free versions are made with ingredients like corn syrup and vegetable oil. Both of those have harmful effects aren’t necessary to make whipped cream.

What Type of Sweetener to Use

I like to use Lakanto’s powdered monkfruit sweetener. Monkfruit is zero-calorie, zero-carb, and is made without the use of artificial sweeteners. The best thing about it, is it measures 1:1 to like table sugar. This makes it super easy to convert conventional recipes. No need to look into a conversion table, it’s an even swap, which is super convenient!

It also tastes like sugar. There’s no aftertaste or cooling effect like you find with some sweeteners. The perfect mix of monk fruit extract and erythritol with no fiber, no maltodextrin, and no artificial flavoring or sweeteners.

Powdered Confectioner’s sweetener has a finer texture in comparison to granulated sweetener. It will dissolve much easier and help create whipped cream that is smooth and holds it’s shape.

You can use granulated if you wish, just note the texture will be different.

heavy whipping cream, powdered sweetener, and vanilla extract

Chill Your Bowl and Attachments

Most of the items in the recipe should be chilled when making whipped cream. This will help circulate air and ensure the mixture does not overheat and alter the texture.

glass mixing bowl and beaters

How to Make Sugar-Free Whipped Cream

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Add heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Using a standing mixer or hand mixer beat the mixture on low for a few seconds to combine the sweetener.
  2. Then adjust the speed to high and blend for 60-90 seconds until you see stiff peaks.
heavy whipping cream, powdered sweetener, and vanilla in a glass bowl
hand mixer in a glass bowl with sugar free whipped cream

Do Not Over Mix

If you beat the mixture for too long you won’t get creamy whipped cream. It will turn into butter.

Can You Substitute with Milk or Half and Half?

The high-fat content of heavy whipping cream is important to the structure and stability. You can’t substitute half and half or milk because they have less fat in comparison. You can add a thickener like gelatin to maybe help you get there. I have not tested and have no recommendations for the use of milk or plant-based alternatives.

sugar free whipped cream in a glass bowl

Unsweetened Whipped Cream

You can omit the sweetener and vanilla if you aren’t looking for something sweet.

Do You Have to Use a Mixer?

You don’t have to, but it will make the process a lot easier. It will likely take 4-5 minutes to whip the mixture by hand until stiff peaks form.

Stiff Peaks

When working with whipping cream and with many desserts, you will see instructions to beat the cream until soft, medium, or stiff peaks form. In this recipe, you will beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.

Stiff peaks stand straight up when you lift your beaters from the mixture. Soft peaks will barely hold shape and will fall over. Medium peaks hold their shape but will curl at the top, as opposed to standing straight up.

You can read more about Whipping to Soft, Medium, and Firm Peaks here.

sugar free whipped cream in a glass bowl

How to Store

Homemade whipped cream will last for a day in the fridge tightly covered and sealed. Even then you may have to beat it just a little bit to reignite the consistency.

You can stabilize whipped cream to make it last longer. See below.

How Long Does Whipped Cream Last

The whipped cream will last for a day. You can read more about How Stabilize Whipped Cream here to increase how long it lasts.

coffee topped with sugar free whipped cream

How to Freeze Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is easy to freeze and thaw. The best way to freeze it is in small chunks or blocks that you can then transfer to a freezer bag. You can use these soup freezer molds or place the whipped cream in dollops on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze overnight and then transfer to bags for storage.

You can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

Pair With These Recipes

Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Caramel Apple Spice Cider
Sugar Free Apple Pie
Healthy Sugar Free Peach Cobbler
Sugar Free Hot Chocolate
Sugar Free Chocolate Mousse

coffee topped with sugar free whipped cream

Sugar Free Whipped Cream

This Sugar Free Whipped Cream is a healthy recipe that you can add to any of your favorite desserts or lattes. This topping is better than Cool Whip and is made with simple ingredients that result in a silky smooth texture.
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Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy whipped cream, sugar free whipped cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
chilling 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 25kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • It's important all of your whipping cream and utensils are cold when making whipped cream. Place your mixing bowl and beaters/attachments in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before starting on the whipped cream.
  • Add the heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla to the mixing bowl. Using a standing mixer or hand mixer beat the mixture on low for a few seconds to combine the sweetener.
  • Then adjust the speed to high and blend for 60-90 seconds until you see stiff peaks. Stop halfway through to scrape down the edges of the mixing bowl and continue to blend.
  • If it starts to turn yellow or if you see any curdling, stop mixing immediately. Soon you will have butter.

Notes

Powdered Confectioner’s sweetener has a finer texture in comparison to granulated sweetener. It will dissolve much easier and help create whipped cream that is smooth and holds it’s shape.
You can use granulated if you wish, just note the texture will be different.
Feel free to use your sweetener of choice. If you use something like stevia you will have to convert the amount you use based on the assumption that you are converting from “refined sugar” as the monkfruit has a 1:1  substitution ratio with refined sugar.
You can omit the sweetener and vanilla if you aren’t looking for something sweet.
The high-fat content of heavy whipping cream is important to the structure and stability. You can’t substitute half and half or milk because they have less fat in comparison. You can add a thickener like gelatin to maybe help you get there. I have not tested and have no recommendations for the use of milk or plant-based alternatives.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 3g
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