Strawberry Whipped Cream

Strawberry Whipped Cream is simple to make and bursting with flavor. All you need are five ingredients and five minutes, and you have a delicious fruit-filled whipped cream to add to any dessert! Makes 10-12 servings.

Looking for something to serve this Strawberry Whipped Cream on? Check out Classic Chocolate Brownies and Strawberry Pancakes with Dark Chocolate Drizzle!

A serving of strawberry whipped cream in a glass

I’ve shared a lot of strawberry recipes this month, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this simple dessert addition with y’all.

Strawberry Whipped Cream is an incredibly simple, but excellent way to add more strawberry flavor to whatever you’re eating.

Whether you’re serving it with breakfast, like old fashioned pancakes or strawberries and cream waffles. It also pairs beautifully with a dessert, like Strawberry Pudding or Chocolate Cake.

All you need is a handful of ingredients!

Why I love this recipe:

Like Homemade Sweetened Whipped Cream, Strawberry Whipped Cream is simple to make and tastes like strawberry sweetness! Honestly, this stuff is perfect to pair with any fruit-based dessert recipe because it is so tasty and creamy.

This recipe, in particular, calls for five ingredients—and no, we’re not going to be using Strawberry Jello Mix. (Because I think that’s gross and want this Strawberry Whipped Cream to taste of real strawberries instead of the synthetic stuff.)

The trick to this homemade whipped cream is freeze-dried strawberries. While I would love to serve y’all fresh whipped cream with fresh strawberries, I tried it and just didn’t think it had enough strawberry flavor. So, we’re using freeze-dried strawberries to really punch up the flavor without adding anything artificial.

More treats to serve this whipped cream on: Strawberry and Blueberry Hand Pies | Dessert Nachos (Halloween, Christmas, Easter Candy Leftover idea!) | Blueberry Strawberry Pound Cake | Gourmet Vanilla Hot Chocolate | Chocolate Raspberry Overnight French Toast Casserole

Looking for dessert inspiration? My Dessert Recipe Index has tons of ideas for you!

Bowls of ingredients to make homemade whipped cream

What you need to make this sweetened whipped cream recipe

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You also need a few ingredients, too.

  • Heavy whipping cream—not the low fat stuff because it won’t whip up! Homemade Whipped Cream should be a worthwhile splurge, so don’t cut corners because it won’t be the same.
  • Powdered sugar—also known as confectioner’s sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt—just a pinch!
  • Freeze-dried strawberries—these are essential to getting the strong strawberry flavor in this whipped cream! The fresh strawberries I tried just didn’t pack as much flavor (because it’s not quite strawberry season here in Texas.) Also, using freeze-dried strawberries ensures that our whipped cream’s flavor is perfect year-round, not just during strawberry season.
Ingredients in a bowl on marble

How to make Strawberry Whipped Cream

Prep your tools and ingredients. Place a large bowl into your freezer for 10-15 minutes. While you can do this with a room temperature bowl, Strawberry Whipped Cream is easier to make with cold ingredients and tools.

Make the strawberry dust. You can do this with a food processor or with a fine mesh strainer. I used the strainer and simply rubbed the freeze-dried strawberries through it to create a dust, then measured it out.

Make the Strawberry Whipped Cream. In that chilled large bowl, pour in the cold whipping cream. Sprinkle in the powdered sugar and freeze-dried strawberry dust. Drizzle in the vanilla extract and add a pinch of salt, too.

Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, whip the ingredients together until they’re fluffy and light. I like to start my hand mixer off on the lowest setting and as the cream begins to thicken, I turn up the speed because otherwise, it can splatter everywhere.

Whip until the whipped cream reaches the “stiff peaks” stage. (It will take anywhere between 2-4 minutes.)

What does this mean? When you turn off the mixer and lift the beaters out, the cream should stand on its own without slumping over.

Keep the whipped cream cold and enjoy with your favorite baked goods!

Whisks in a bowl of strawberry whipped cream

Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips

There’s something so delightful about hosting friends and sharing a dessert topped with Strawberry Whipped Cream with them!

Here are a few thoughts on making this homemade whipped cream for a crowd.

  • Make it in advance. Since homemade whipped cream holds its shape overnight in the fridge, you can make this earlier in the day without issue. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Double the recipe, especially if you’re hosting a lot of people who love whipped cream or are serving a dessert that involves a lot of whipped cream.
  • Don’t forget to have fresh strawberries as a garnish! Not only do they add a pop of color, but they compliment this Strawberry Whipped Cream recipe so well since the whipped cream sings of their sweetness.
A piping bag pipes whipped cream onto a slice of chocolate pie

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make whipped cream with regular milk?

No. While you could probably whip regular milk for long enough to make some sort of whipped topping, I recommend using heavy whipping cream or heavy cream to make whipped cream. These two ingredients have the right fat content to make creamy, decadent whipped cream.

How long does Strawberry Whipped Cream last?

It lasts for 2-3 days in the refrigerator in a sealed, airtight food storage container.

Is heavy whipping cream the same as heavy cream?

Heavy whipping cream and heavy cream have the same fat content, so they are the same thing. However, whipping cream has less fat than heavy whipping cream and heavy cream. Be sure to read your labels while at the store to ensure you’re picking up the right product!

Is heavy cream and half and half the same?

No, they are not the same. Heavy cream has more fat content than half and half does.

Will whipped cream hold overnight?

Yes, it should last overnight when stored properly in the refrigerator.

Can I make Strawberry Whipped Cream from scratch without a hand mixer?

If you want to use a wire whisk (affiliate link) to whip the cream by hand, you certainly can. Just be aware that it’s going to take some upper body strength, as well as more time than if you had a hand mixer.

What are stiff peaks?

As you whip cream with a mixer, air is pushed into the cream. When you reach the stiff peaks stage, the homemade whipped cream stands up on its own without curling over itself when the mixer/whisk is lifted out of it.

Can I make this whipped cream with another fruit?

YES! If you can find another freeze-dried fruit that you like, you can use it in place of the freeze-dried strawberries in this recipe. Blueberry and raspberry would both be excellent!

A plate of pancakes circles around a bowl of strawberry whipped cream with fresh strawberries

Quick Tips and Tricks for the Best Homemade Whipped Cream

  • Use a cold bowl and cold ingredients! This makes for a better texture, as well as a whipped cream that holds its shape better.
  • If your powdered sugar is grainy, run it through a fine mesh strainer (affiliate link) before sprinkling it into the cold cream.
  • Store the sweetened whipped cream in the refrigerator for 2-3 days in a sealed, airtight food storage container.

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A serving of strawberry whipped cream in a glass
Yield: 10 servings

Strawberry Whipped Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Strawberry Whipped Cream is simple to make and bursting with flavor. All you need are five ingredients and five minutes, and you have a delicious fruit-filled whipped cream to add to any dessert!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place a large bowl in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. While the ingredients cool, make the strawberry “dust.” Run the freeze-dried strawberries through the food processor or press them through a fine mesh strainer to create a dust. Measure out ¼ cup, and set aside.
  3. In the cold bowl, pour in the cold whipping cream. Add the powdered sugar, freeze-dried strawberry dust, vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Using a hand mixer, whip the ingredients together until they become fluffy and light.
  5. Keep cold, and enjoy with your favorite baked goods!

Notes

Quick Tips And Tricks For The Best Homemade Whipped Cream

  • Use a cold bowl and cold ingredients! This makes for a better texture, as well as a whipped cream that holds its shape better.
  • If your powdered sugar is grainy, run it through a fine mesh strainer before sprinkling it into the cold cream.
  • Store the sweetened whipped cream in the refrigerator for 2-3 days in a sealed, airtight food storage container.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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