Add a sweet, caramel note to your treats with our DIY Brown Sugar Whipped Cream. This Chantilly cream is an easy-to-make delicacy that complements everything from pies to coffee.
Why I Love this Recipe
- Easy to make and only takes minutes to make
- Irresistible Flavor - the combination of dark brown sugar and airy whipped cream creates a rich and sweet topping.
- So versatile - use on your favorite fall desserts like pumpkin cake or pumpkin pies. They're also great paired with hot beverages like pumpkin latte.
Ingredients Used to Make Brown Sugar 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.
- Dark Brown Sugar - for the best flavor, use Dark Brown Sugar. Regular brown and light brown sugar also work, but have less flavor. For a lower carb option, try using sugar-free brown sugar like this Brown Monk Fruit Sweetener.
- Pure Vanilla Extract - this ingredient adds a touch of warm and aromatic flavors to your whipped cream.
- Molasses - just 1 tsp of molasses is added for color. If you don't like the flavor of molasses, you can leave it out but the whipped cream will be a lighter color.
- 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.
DIY Brown Sugar Whipped Cream (Chantilly Cream) Recipe
- For best results, chill mixing bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes before whipping. Keep heavy cream cold in the fridge until then.
- Pour the cold heavy cream into the chilled mixing bowl. If you're using a stand mixer, use the whisk attachment. You can also use a hand mixer with beaters.
- Add 2 Tbsp brown sugar and vanilla extract.
- Optionally, add 1 tsp of molasses if you want a darker-colored whipped cream.
- Begin whipping the cream at low speed, gradually increasing to high as it thickens.
- Do a quick taste test and add more sugar if you want it sweeter
- Whip the cream until it thickens and reaches stiff peaks, or until the beater starts to leave tracks in the cream (see pics)Note: Be careful not to over-whip, as it can turn into butter.
- Use the freshly whipped cream to top your favorite desserts, such as cakes, pies, fruits, or hot beverages like coffee or hot chocolate.
- Yields approximately 2 cups of whipped cream
- 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.