This creamy & thick Strawberry Cheesecake Whipped Cream is luscious and velvety, and stabilized with cream cheese for an extra layer of richness. Made with heavy cream, sugar-free sweetener, cream cheese, and freeze-dried strawberry powder, this fruity and pink frosting is not only low-carb but keto-friendly. Absolutely perfect for adding to your favorite low-carb desserts.
Why I Love this Strawberry Cheesecake Whipped Cream Recipe
- Easy and only takes minutes to make
- Irresistible Flavor - the combination of cream cheese, strawberries, and airy whipped cream creates a deliciously sweet fusion that's hard to resist.
- So versatile - a versatile topping that can enhance any cake, pies and pastries
Ingredients Used to Make This Strawberry Cheesecake 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 - 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 3 oz of cream cheese (6 Tbsp) per 1 cup of heavy cream in this recipe, which produces a very firm and glossy textured whipped cream that holds up well for hours.
- Sugar Free Sweetener, or Sugar of Choice - in this recipe, we'll be using a sugar-free substitute such as granulated monk fruit sweetener or erythritol. But regular white or raw cane sugar can also be used instead if desired.
- Freeze Dried Strawberries - to color and flavor the whipped cream, we'll need to process the freeze-dried strawberries in a mini blender until they turn into a fine powder.
- Alternatively, you can place the strawberries in a sealed plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. If using the rolling pin method, make sure to use a sieve to sift out any large chunks as they can clog the piping tip and make it messy to pipe.
- 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.
Creamy & Thick Strawberry Cheesecake Whipped Cream (Low Carb, Keto Recipe)
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.
- Process the freeze-dried strawberries in a mini blender until they turn into a fine powder.
- In a mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese and sugar of choice. 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 it's important to prevent lumps in your whipped cream.
- Once the cream cheese and sugar are well combined, pour in the heavy cream.
- 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.
- Gently fold the finely processed strawberry powder into 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.