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Espresso Whipped Cream

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I live by one principle: the more coffee the better! That’s why I am sure all you coffee lovers will delight in this amazing Espresso Whipped Cream!

If you’ve ever heard the expression, ‘Have your cake and eat it, too,’ that is what this recipe is all about! With this sensationally simple treat, you can have the best of both worlds, luscious creamy whipped creamy and bold, electrifying espresso! So get ready to treat yourself to something wonderful with this amazing Espresso Whipped Cream recipe!

Ingredients you need

You'll only need espresso, powdered sugar and heavy cream for making this delicious espresso whipped cream.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Heavy cream is a high-fat liquid dairy. It has the right composition to whip into airy, fluffy, peaks. Substitute this ingredient for non-dairy heavy cream or lactose-free heavy cream as needed.
  • Powdered Sugar: This ingredient helps to stabilize the whipped cream so it should hold up to mild warm temperatures. Be sure to sift the powdered sugar so it does not clump.
  • Espresso: Espresso has a potent and delicious coffee flavor that shines in this treat! Freshly brewed espresso has the best flavor, so use cooled, fresh espresso whenever possible.

How To Make Espresso Whipped Cream From Scratch

  • Step One: Combine all ingredients and then whip to stiff peaks.
  • Step Two: Pipe or spoon the whipped cream on top of coffee, cake, or whatever you want!
Gorgeous espresso whipped cream from a bird's eye view. The delicious texture also makes the espresso whipped cream a feast for the eyes!


The beauty of this simple whipped cream recipe is that there are endless ways to mix it up! If you need something with less different, try the following:


Transfer any leftover whip to an airtight storage container. Refrigerate it for up to 3 days. Use it chilled, straight out of the refrigerator.


  • Electric Hand Mixer: Whipping cream by hand is a labor-intensive job that takes a lot of muscles. Save yourself the sweat by using an electric mixer. A hand mixer outfitted with the beater attachments will whip the cream quickly and efficiently. If you do not have a mixer, try using a food processor instead.
  • High-Walled Mixing Bowl: A mixing bowl with high walls is essential for making whipped cream. When the mixer hits the cream, splatters are inevitable, so using a bowl with nice high walls will keep your kitchen tidy! Be sure to chill your bowl and beaters before whipping the cream for the best results.
Gorgeous espresso whipped cream, topping an espresso and served in an medieval glass cup. The delicious texture also makes the espresso whipped cream a feast for the eyes!

Frequently Asked Questions about Espresso Whipped Cream

How to stabilize Espresso Whipped Cream?

The easiest way to stabilize whipped cream is to use powdered sugar or cornstarch when whipping it up.
Furthermore, make sure that the whipping cream is cold.
Use only cold heavy cream when piping to ensure the cream gets an excellent shape.

Do you need to Refrigerate Whipped Cream?

Yes, whipped cream needs to be stored in a cool place; otherwise, it will quickly lose its texture. Flavored whipped cream should be used for decoration as soon as possible, as it quickly loses its beautiful texture at room temperature.

Is This Whipped Cream Safe For Kids?

This whipped cream has a small amount of espresso in it, however, the amount is so minimal that a small dose of this whipped cream would be fine for most children over age 6.

Can I Use Decaf Espresso?

Yes! You can use decaf espresso or swap the espresso for regular coffee to make a more mild coffee flavor.

Can I Make This Whipped Cream Sugar-Free?

Yes! You can easily modify this treat to be sugar-free. Trade the powdered sugar for powdered erythritol, powdered monk fruit, or your favorite variety of powdered sugar-free sweetener. 

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Gorgeous espresso whipped cream, topping an espresso and served in an medieval glass cup. The delicious texture also makes the espresso whipped cream a feast for the eyes!

Three Ingredient Espresso Whipped Cream

Make your coffee topping stand out with this delicious Espresso flavored whipped cream recipe that requires only three ingredients.
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Course: Topping
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: espresso flavored whipped cream, espresso whipped cream, flavored whipped cream
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 oz
Calories: 104kcal


  • Electric hand mixer
  • High mixing bowl


  • cup Whipping cream
  • 1 tsp Powdered Sugar
  • 1-3 tsp Espresso


  • Pour ⅜ cup Whipping cream, 1 tsp Powdered Sugar, and 1-3 tsp Espresso into a tall mixing bowl and beat with a mixer until very stiff.
    ⅜ cup Whipping cream, 1 tsp Powdered Sugar, 1-3 tsp Espresso
  • Then, spoon the mixture directly onto the coffee or use a pastry bag with a star-shaped trip for a more attractive look and pipe the flavored whipped cream on top of your favorite coffee or dessert.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.03mg
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Food Safety

  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food and beverages unattended
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

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By on March 14th, 2024
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