Keto whipped cream can be used for dipping to covering your favorite cakes or topping of your favorite keto cupcake recipes. It’s easy to make and sugar free with only 2 ingredients!
I remember days where I’d just a squeeze Reddi-wip straight into my mouth. Opening the refrigerator and taking spoonfuls of Cool Whip before heading back into my room. By itself, dipped into fruit or even replacing buttercream icing with a keto whipped cream is always delicious. Be amazed because it’s ridiculously easy to make with simply 2 ingredients and modeled after the flavor of Cool Whip.
- Is Whipped Cream Keto Friendly?
- Ingredients Needed
- How To Make Homemade Keto Whipped Cream Recipe
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Keto Whipped Cream
Is Whipped Cream Keto Friendly?
The answer is yes and no. Reasoning behind the answer comes from the choice of doing standard keto or what is called “dirty keto”. Another name could be “if it fits your macros” approach to your dieting styles. Whipped cream in small quantities is naturally low carb. That applies whether or not it has sugar or you come across the sugar-free versions.
Whipped cream is sweetened with sugar. On the other hand, in the sugar-free versions you will see sucralose. The issue with both of these is although low carb the introduction of sugar can spark sugar cravings. Sucralose has been known to cause the same spikes in people despite the sugar-free branding.
What sugar free sweetener would I use then?
My favorite sweeteners on keto would be natural ones that have been tested to cause little to no response in blood sugar levels. I suggest you always test any of these you choose to use because we are all different and react differently from what we eat.
- Monk Fruit
Now, there are far more than these but those two are my favorite. I have used stevia in the past and I would use it if convenient now. I don’t promote stevia or other sweeteners because you have to be careful in how much you choose to use to avoid the aftertaste.
- Heavy Cream
- Powdered Sweetener
Those are all the ingredients you need. Why not add vanilla extract? The reasoning behind that is because I modeled my recipe behind Cool Whip. When you look at the recipe for the dessert you’ll notice there is no vanilla extract. But, feel free to make the recipe your own.
How To Make Homemade Keto Whipped Cream Recipe
An important step is to make sure the heavy cream is cold. Most recipes I suggest room temperature ingredients but this isn’t one. You also want to make sure you are using powdered sweetener. I can’t stress that enough. You can make your own by adding granulated into a small blender or you can purchase it. A great extra fine sweetener I use is by ChipMonk with allulose and monk fruit. Besti powdered is another allulose sweetener that I recommend.
In a mixing bowl add cold heavy cream. Before mixing add in powdered sweetener. Next, mix on a high speed until stiff peaks form. When the peaks are stiff stop immediately. You don’t want to mix so much it begins to separate. That’s how butter is made.
Serve when you’re done!
How To Store
There really isn’t much storing with this recipe. As time goes the whipped cream will lose the air you put in it by mixing. It’ll flatten and become a bowl of nothing. There is a powder that stabilizes the the peaks but it’s full of sugar, stay clear of that.
There is another alternative I have tested before and that’s adding in gelatin. Bloom about 1 tsp of gelatin in water. Melt it down with a few seconds in the microwave. Then, add that in before mixing the heavy cream and refrigerate when you’re done. The gelatin will cool and add some stability.
Helpful Recipe Tip
- Granulated and powdered sweetener, always use powdered. Can you use granulated? Yes, but what will happen is the granules won’t break down and the whipped cream will be crunchy. On keto, our sweeteners don’t break down as well as sugar does.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I eat Reddi Whip on keto?
Reddi-wip will only fit dirty keto or if it fits your macros. The ingredients aren’t clean but it is perfectly fine if that’s not your concern.
Is there a zero carb heavy whipping cream?
There is confusion because brand to brand you may see 1 carb to zero. The reason for this is because heavy cream always has carbs but they are little to nothing. There is no need for you to worry about this but for good practice just round all cream up to 1g net carb.
Is there a non dairy substitute for heavy cream?
Yes! It’s called coconut cream or coconut milk. That is the perfect alternative but if making this recipe be sure to use coconut milk and not just the cream. Also note that coconut milk is higher in carbs.
Keto Whipped Cream
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons powdered sweetener (I used this)
- 1/2 teaspoon gelatin (for storage purposes (optional))
- Pour heavy cream into mixing bowl. Along with adding your powdered sweetener. If using gelatin follow those instructions below and add that in now
- Mix until smooth, Avoid over mixing. A sign is it will start to clump together versus being a smooth creamy texture,
- If you plan to save some for later, bloom 1/2 teaspoon of gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water. Allow to sit 5-10 minutes until fully bloomed
- place gelatin in microwave for about 5 sec to melt. So that it will mix together with cream. Allow to cool before adding in.