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Homemade Honey Sweetened Whipped Cream Recipe

Making whipped cream with honey instead of sugar isn’t only healthier for you, it’s super easy! This homemade whipped topping tastes delicious on a piece of pie, hot chocolate, ice cream sundaes…anything you would use cool whip on.

a wooden spoon with a large dollop of whipped cream and a bowl of whipped cream. A jar of honey and a striped dish towel are behind it.

what you need To Make Homemade Honey Whipped Cream:

Ingredients:

  • Heavy Cream – Nice cold heavy whipping cream is what you want for making whipped cream. The colder the better (not frozen of course) to get it to whip as thick as possible.
  • Honey – Any kind of runny honey will work for sweetening whipped cream.
  • Vanilla Extract – Pure vanilla is best for this recipe. I use my easy homemade vanilla extract.

Supplies:

  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer – It would be nearly impossible to make whipped cream without electric mixer of some kind.

How To Make Honey Whipped Cream:

Prep – Chilling the bowl you are going to be whipping the cream in, into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes will help give you a thicker whipped cream that stays stiff longer.

the bowl of a kitchen aid mixer full of whipped cream

Whip – Using either a stand mixer or hand held beaters, whip the ingredients on high speed till the whipped cream is thick and forming clear swirls that stay when the beaters are turned off.

Serve – Best enjoyed immediately.

the bowl of a kitchen aid mixer full of whipped cream

Tips for success:

Using a Cold Bowl and Beaters – Will help the whipping cream to whip better and stay stiff longer.

Do Not Over-Beat – Watch the whipped cream constantly while it is being beaten. Make sure to stop as soon as it is stiff. Over- beating will give you a curdled, milky result.

To Store – Homemade whipped cream is best enjoyed right away, but will stay whipped for 2-3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Substitutions – Maple syrup can be used in place of honey in this recipe.

FAQ about making honey sweetened whipped cream

Can You Make Whipped Cream With Honey Instead of Sugar?

Yes! Sugar is the most common way to sweeten whipped cream, but I love using honey instead! No corn syrup or granulated sugar, makes it healthier for my family.

Does using honey affect the texture of the whipped cream?

Whipped cream sweetened with honey rather than sugar whips up great, gets nice and thick. The only difference is, with sugar you can get your whipped cream to the point of shiny, stiff peaks. With honey, the heavy cream looks a bit less smooth but that isn’t really a problem unless you are wanting to use it to decorate a dessert.

Can I use any type of cream to make homemade whipped cream?

Regular cream, half and half or whole milk don’t have a high enough fat content to whip into a traditional, stiff whipped cream.

Can I make whipped cream ahead of time?

Whipped cream is best enjoyed right away but will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

As homemade whipped cream sits, it starts to separate causing a liquid to form in the container. It still tastes great, but the texture will be off.

Why isn’t my cream whipping?

Here are a few reasons your whipped cream might not have turned out:

  • you didn’t use heavy whipping cream
  • the cream isn’t cold enough to whip well
  • the bowl and beaters weren’t cold enough before you used them
  • your mixer isn’t whipping fast enough
  • your cream has been frozen before or has started to go bad
a whisk with whipped cream on it

How Long Will Whipped Cream Stay Whipped?

This homemade whipped cream is best eaten immediately after being whipped. But as long as its refrigerated, it will be delicious for 2-3 days.

The longer you let it sit, the more the whipped cream will “separate” and liquid will form in the bowl. Still yummy but not as good of a texture.

what are some Ways To Enjoy Honey Whipped Cream?

  • on cocoa or coffee drinks
  • to top pies, cobbler or other pastries
  • on top of jello or pudding
  • on an ice cream sundae
  • to dress up your pancakes
  • to top summer fruit or fresh berries for a simple dessert

You have to try out our family’s favorite easy homemade cocoa mix to go with this honey whipped cream!

More Honey Sweetened Recipes On the blog:

If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other honey-sweetened recipes!

I hope you love this fluffy homemade whipped cream recipe! If you make it, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like it!

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Homemade Honey Whipped Cream

Homemade Honey Whipped Cream

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Light and fluffy, this homemade whipped cream is a wonderful addition to any dessert! Its sweetened with honey so a little bit healthier than most whipped cream recipes.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Prep - Chilling the bowl you are going to be whipping the cream in, into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes will help give you a thicker whipped cream that stays stiff longer.
    2. Whip - Using either a stand mixer or hand held beaters, whip the ingredients on high speed til the whipped cream is thick and forming clear swirls that stay when the beaters are turned off.
    3. Serve - Best enjoyed immediately.

Notes

Using a Cold Bowl and Beaters - Will help the whipping cream to whip better and stay stiff longer.


Do Not Over-Beat - Watch the whipped cream constantly while it is being beaten. Make sure to stop as soon as it is stiff. Over- beating will give you a curdled, milky result.


Store - Homemade whipped cream is best enjoyed right away, but will stay whipped for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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11 Comments

  1. This looks so yummy!!! I love the idea of using honey instead of sugar! I can’t wait to try it out this afternoon. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. This looks delicious. I think I need to go make some of this now! I agree homemade whipped cream is far superior to store bought, but I’ve never tried making it with honey!

  3. I’m really intrigued to try this. I’ve never encountered whipped cream made with anything other than sugar before, and we’ve got lots of honey. Thanks for this cool idea!

  4. What a treat! I have to try this-such a healthier way to enjoy whipped cream-perfect for strawberries!

  5. I was just looking at a recipe with Maple syrup…I am going to have to do a taste test with my boys…the other recipe did not use vanilla and had you just shake it in a Mason jar…hmm science experiment anyone

  6. We used maple syrup and followed the recipe. It was perfect in every way, especially not too sweet and excellent with whole wheat pancakes and fresh berries. Definitely a healthier alternative to using sugar. Thank you!

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