Whipped cream is almost too good to be true when it comes to dessert and a ketogenic diet. It only requires two ingredients, it’s rich in dietary fat (which will help to keep you in ketosis), and it can be made in under 5 minutes. Another huge bonus is homemade whipped cream is extremely versatile. Flavors can easily be added depending on your preference and what you may be topping. And with over 5 grams of dietary fat per tablespoon, it is a wonderful option for keto.
The Only Ingredients in This Whipped Cream:
- Heavy cream
- Keto friendly sweetener
If you want to keep this more neutral in flavor to pair with a wider variety of desserts, only use these two ingredients. However if you prefer a richer yet still subtle flavor, add a splash of vanilla extract. Or if you really want to shake things up and tame even the strongest chocolate craving you may have, simply add a little dark cacao powder (or even Perfect Keto Chocolate Collagen!).
Benefits of Heavy Cream:
As with most dairy products, heavy cream is rich in calcium. This is an important nutrient for growing and maintaining healthy bones, and can also help reduce the risk of things like osteoporosis and bone fractures. Calcium has also been shown to reduce the risk of kidney stones and kidney related problems.
Heavy cream is a source of vitamins C and A, which provide antioxidants to help the immune system. Vitamin A is also effective in fighting infections, preventing infections, and can also help boost eye health by making them more adaptable to changes in light. Vitamins A, C, and E are also excellent for improving the condition, look, and health of your skin.
Heavy cream is a rich source of vitamin Bs, specifically pantothenic acid (aka vitamin B5). This is an essential nutrient which is responsible for regulating hormones related to depression, anxiety, and stress.
Whipped cream can also be enjoyed in savory dishes like this keto friendly cauliflower mac & cheese or this bacon, cheese, and egg casserole. When incorporating dairy products, remember that not all dairy is created equal and it is always a good idea to rule out sensitivities that may cause digestive upset. Just remember to be mindful of how calorically dense dairy products tend to be. The good news is: a little goes a long way with this keto whipped cream!
Thick & Rich Keto Whipped Cream
Enjoy this luscious topping on any and all of your desserts or have a serving of this keto whipped cream completely on its own.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: N/A
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon swerve or keto-friendly sweetener of choice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Perfect Keto Chocolate Collagen (optional)
- Add heavy cream to a very clean & dry bowl or stand mixer.
- Mix on high for 1-2 minutes until soft peaks form.
- With mixer on medium speed, slowly add sweetener and whip until stiff peaks form. Taste and adjust sweetener if desired.
- If using extracts, cacao powder or other flavorings, add slowly immediately following sweetener.
- Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
- Calories: 60
- Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 0g
- Protein: 0g
Keywords: keto whipped cream
Corina Nielsen-Thomas lives in sunny San Diego with her real life super hero and her beautiful daughter. A handful of years ago she was diagnosed with an incurable spinal disease and an array of medical conditions which left her nearly bed bound and losing every aspect of her normal life, one by one. Corina has used a ketogenic diet to turn her life around and now works as a nutritional coach specializing in a paleo/keto way of eating for optimally health and healing. She also works as a full recipe developer and blogger who is passionate about utilizing food as fuel and medicine.