Are you looking for a sweet and spicy finishing touch for your desserts? Then this Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon Whipped Cream is just the thing for you! Creamy, delectable, and boasting just the right amount of zing, this recipe provides the perfect balance of flavor for all your favorite treats.
This simple yet delicious combination will elevate your desserts to the next level. Not only is it surprisingly easy to make, but the cream cheese adds a fantastic finishing note while keeping the whipped cream stable. You and your guests will be amazed at the deliciousness you can create in just a few minutes!
Why I Love this Recipe
- Easy to make and only takes minutes to make
- Irresistible Flavor - the combination of cream cheese, cinnamon and airy whipped cream creates a rich, tangy, and spiced frosting that's pure indulgence!
- So versatile - a versatile topping that can enhance any cake, pies, cupcakes and cinnamon rolls
Ingredients Used to Make This Cinnamon Whipped Cream
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- Heavy Cream - this is the main ingredient of whipped cream. When heavy cream is aerated (air is incorporated) it becomes a light and fluffy consistency that can be a delightful addition to cakes and desserts. For best results, choose heavy cream with a high fat content, ideally around 36-40%. Higher fat content contributes to a richer and creamier texture.
- Cream Cheese of choice - any kind such as full fat, reduced, fat free. By incorporating cream cheese into the whipped cream, we can "stabilize" the cream so that the cream holds its shape better and become less prone to deflating. I add 2oz of cream cheese (4 Tbsp) per 1 cup of heavy cream in this recipe, which produces a very firm and glossy textured whipped cream that holds up for hours.
TIP: the added cream cheese does add a cheesecake-like flavor to the final whipped cream. If you'd like a less noticeable cream cheese flavor but still get the benefits of stabilization, I recommend using 1 oz of cream cheese (2 Tbsp) per 1 cup of cream.
- Sugar of Choice - in this recipe, you can use regular cane sugar, white sugar, brown sugar or other granulated sugar of choice. For a lower carb option, replace sugar with a sugar-free substitute such as granulated monk fruit sweetener or erythritol. If using stevia powder, be sure to convert the amount of stevia according to package directions. You can also use 3 Tbsp of powdered sugar instead of 2 Tbsp of sugar in this recipe.
- Pure Vanilla Extract - this ingredient adds a touch of warm and aromatic flavors to your whipped cream, but not required. You can also use other extract of choice, such as almond extract, coffee extract or peppermint extract.
- Cinnamon Powder - you can also use pumpkin spice powder or apple pie spice for more flavor.
- Hand mixer or stand mixer - these tools will help you whip the cream efficiently. A hand mixer is easier for smaller batches (for whipping 2 cups of heavy cream or less), while a stand mixer is great for bigger ones.
- Piping Bag - If you plan to decorate desserts or pastries with your whipped cream, a piping bag will help you do exactly that. It provides precision and control when dispensing the cream onto your treats, allowing for beautiful and decorative designs. I used a disposable piping bag like this one.
- Piping Tip of choice - I used this Ateco 849 Closed Star Piping Tip. I also like this Ateco 869 French Star Piping Tip
Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon Whipped Cream Recipe (Stabilized with Cream Cheese)
Prepare the Ingredients
- Make sure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature. This will ensure a smooth consistency when blending it with the other ingredients.
- For best results, chill mixing bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes before whipping. Keep heavy cream cold in the fridge until then.
- In a mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese and granulated sugar. Start with 2 tablespoons of sugar, and you can adjust for sweetness later.
- Use a hand mixer to beat the cream cheese and sugar together. The mixture should be creamy, and is important to prevent lumps in your whipped cream.
- Once the cream cheese and sugar are well combined, pour in the heavy cream and add the vanilla extract.
- Begin whipping the mixture at low speed, gradually increasing the speed to medium-high until well blended.
- Taste the whipped cream and adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar if needed.
- Finish whipping until stiff peaks form. This means the whipped cream should be thick and hold its shape when the beaters are lifted.
- Add the cinnamon powder and use a spatula to incorporate it into the whipped cream. TIP: I like to mix it only half way so that there is a cinnamon streak effect throughout the whipped cream.
- Yields approximately 2 cups of whipped cream
- Use the freshly whipped cream to top your favorite desserts, such as cakes, pies, fruits and more.
- If you have leftover whipped cream, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for 1-2 days. You may need to re-whip it for a few seconds to restore the desired consistency.