chocolate whipped cream recipe

This light and fluffy chocolate whipped cream is perfect for topping cakes, cupcakes, and waffles or used as a dip for fruit. Making your own whipped cream at home is easy and much more affordable than buying premade cans.

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Make this chocolate whipped cream recipe

  • Yield: About 2 cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, whip the cream on high speed for about 1 minute until it begins to thicken.
  2. Add in the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract and continue to whip for 2-3 minutes until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to overbeat.
  3. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use. The whipped cream will keep well in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts Per 1⁄4 cup:

Amount% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g18%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 25mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 1g3%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g

Recipe Tips:

  • Make sure your cream and bowl are cold when starting. This helps it come together faster.
  • Consider using cacao or Dutch-processed cocoa powder for a darker chocolate flavor.
  • For best texture and flavor, use whipped cream within 2 days.


  • Store whipped cream in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • For best quality and texture, use within 2 days.
  • It can be frozen for up to 2 months – thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

Make Ahead

  • Whipped cream can be made 1 day in advance.
  • To help stabilize whipped cream, add 1 tablespoon of powdered milk for every 1 cup of cream when whipping.
  • Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.


  • Pipe whipped cream onto cupcakes, cakes, or desserts using a piping bag or spoon.
  • Top pies, waffles, or ice cream sundaes.
  • Serve in a bowl alongside fruit, brownies, or chocolate dippers.


  • For a lighter version, substitute half the cream with Greek yogurt.
  • Use brown sugar, maple sugar, or simple syrup to replace some or all of the powdered sugar.
  • Flavor with extracts like almonds, coffee, oranges, etc.


  • Dessert topping for holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter, and birthdays
  • Serve at brunches, bridal, and baby showers.
  • Fun weekend activity to do with kids

I included details on storage, make-ahead tips, presentation ideas, possible ingredient substitutions, and different occasions the whipped cream would work well for. Please let me know if you need any other specifics or have additional sections to add!

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Bottom line:

This creamy chocolate whipped cream only requires 5 ingredients and takes just 10 minutes of hands-on prep time. It’s easy to make and perfect for any dessert. I hope you enjoy it!