Find out just how easy it is to make strawberry whipped cream. This light and fluffy whipped topping treat is delicious piped on top of Valentine’s Day desserts, in your cup of cocoa, or as a fruit dip. And it only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time to make!
One of my favorite things to whip up for my kids is homemade whipped cream. It makes everything for fun and only takes a couple minutes to make!
Making whipped cream at home, we get to skip out on all of the preservatives and fake sweeteners that you get with store bought whipped cream and we can customize the flavor for extra fun! This recipe for how to make strawberry whipped cream is one of our favorites. Around Valentines Day we put a dollop of this fluffy pink goodness on our pancakes, cocoa, ice cream sundaes and sometimes even our chocolate overnight oats for breakfast!
You have to try out our family’s favorite easy homemade cocoa mix without powdered milk to go with this strawberry whipped cream!
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How Long Will Whipped Cream Stay Whipped?
This homemade strawberry whipped cream is best eaten immediately after being whipped. But as long as its refrigerated, it will be delicious up to 24 hours. 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.
Can You Use Powdered Sugar For Whipped Cream?
Using powdered sugar in whipped cream is actually preferred to granulated sugar since the powdered version contains a small amount of cornstarch that helps keep the whipped cream from separating as it sits.
Honey can also be used in place of sugar to make whipped cream. Here is our recipe for honey sweetened whipped cream for a healthier treat.
Can You Substitute Granulated Sugar For Powdered Sugar in Whipped Cream?
If you don’t have any powdered sugar on hand, substitute with granulated sugar. You will only need to use half the amount of granulated sugar to equal the amount of powdered sugar the recipe calls for. If the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, substitute it with 1/8 cup of granulated sugar.
What You Need to Make Strawberry Whipped Cream
- 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.
- Powdered Sugar – Powdered sugar is the best sweeter to use if you want a really smooth, thick whipped cream that stays whipped longer.
- Freeze Dried Strawberries – All natural freeze dried strawberries are easy to find at most grocery stores. I like to use these powdered freeze dried strawberries that way I can skip crushing them.
- Blender or Food Processor for turning the freeze dried strawberries into a powder.
- Stand Mixer or Handheld Beaters for whipping the cream.
How to Make Strawberry 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.
Blend – The freeze dried strawberries in the blender or food processor until they become a fine powder.
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.
Using a Cold Bowl and Beaters – Will help the whipping cream to whip better and stay stiff longer. You can stick the bowl and beaters in the freezer for a few minutes before starting this recipe. Its not necessary, but does help.
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. Your whipped cream is done when you can lift the beaters and the whipped cream stays put and doesn’t move.
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.
Variations – For fun, try switching the strawberries with other freeze dried fruits such as blueberries, mangoes or raspberries!
Ways To Enjoy Homemade Strawberry Whipped Cream:
- to top off cocoa or coffee drinks
- on top of pies, cobbler or other pastries
- to top jello or pudding
- on ice cream sundaes
- to dress up your pancakes
- for making Valentine’s Day desserts
- or just by the spoonful
More Treats Recipes:
If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other healthy treats on the blog:
- Homemade Healthy Jello
- Fluffy Honey Whipped Cream
- Easy Homemade Cocoa Mix
- Homemade Vanilla Extract
- Healthy Peanut Butter Eggs
I hope you love this recipe for strawberry whipped cream! 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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This looks dangerously delicious. I can’t wait to try it.
Oh my goodness this sounds delish!
This looks absolutely delicious. I’m going to have to try it.
Oh wow!! This sounds DELICIOUS! Cant wait to try it out!! 🙂
Amazing! I can think of a ton of recipes I can add this to!
I’m so glad you are going to try it Samantha!