keto whipped cream

Corina Nielsen is a professional recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist.


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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:

  1. Rich in calcium
  2. High in vitamins A, C, and E
  3. Reduce stress

#1: Calcium

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.

#2: Vitamins

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.

#3: Stress Reliever

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

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.

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • 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)


  1. Add heavy cream to a very clean & dry bowl or stand mixer.
  2. Mix on high for 1-2 minutes until soft peaks form.
  3. With mixer on medium speed, slowly add sweetener and whip until stiff peaks form. Taste and adjust sweetener if desired.
  4. 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

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Responses (4)

  1. Thank you for the recipe. I was craving whipped cream with strawberries. Tastes way better than store bought whipped cream. I used heavy whip and Splenda turned out lovely.

  2. Glorious and so easy! I just did the standard swerve/ vanilla extract version and it was perfect to pair with strawberries.

    I can’t wait to try it with cocoa powder next time.

    Thanks so much for the recipe, Corina!

  3. Love this recipe! Used with Keto Fluffy Wafles. Just what I was looking for. Thank you,

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