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Homemade sugar-free whipped cream is easy to make with only three ingredients. And it’s so delicious you’ll ditch the store-bought stuff for good. Whether you’re exploring keto, managing diabetes, or just looking to make healthier choices, sugar-free whipped cream opens up a world of possibilities. Homemade whipped cream is one of life’s greatest pleasures. And this sugar-free version is creamy and indulgent without spiking your blood sugar.
Whether adorning a pie, or topping a peppermint mocha or a dark chocolate cupcake, whipped cream adds lusciousness to any culinary creation. But what if you could enjoy this velvety treat without the guilt and detrimental effects of excessive sugar? Enter sugar-free whipped cream, a heavenly concoction that lets you savor the experience while keeping your sugar cravings in check.
Video: Watch Me Make Sugar-Free Whipped Cream
Why Limit Sugar?
One of the most significant benefits of limiting sugar intake is improved overall health. Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to numerous health issues, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. By opting for sugar-free whipped cream, you can indulge in the pleasure of this classic treat without added sugars that can wreak havoc on your well-being. Instead, you can enjoy the lightness and creaminess of whipped cream while making a conscious choice towards a healthier lifestyle.
Monkfruit – My Favorite Sugar Substitute
I’ve tried all of the sugar substitutes: stevia, xylitol, allulose, aspartame, etc. Monkfruit is my favorite because it has virtually no aftertaste, it’s very sweet, and it’s readily available. My favorite brand is Lakanto.
Monkfruit is a remarkable natural sweetener that’s derived from an extract of the monkfruit plant. What sets monkfruit apart is its extraordinary sweetness without the calories and negative health effects associated with refined sugars. And it’s available in many formulations including a white sugar version, a brown sugar/golden version, a powdered sugar version, and liquid versions.
One of the significant benefits of using monkfruit in cooking is that it’s zero-calorie. If you’re seeking to manage your weight or reduce your sugar intake, monkfruit is an ideal option. Despite its sweetness, monkfruit does not impact blood sugar levels, making it an excellent choice for those following a keto, low-carb or diabetic-friendly diet. Additionally, monkfruit is naturally rich in antioxidants called mogrosides, which have been associated with anti-inflammatory properties.
When incorporated into recipes, monkfruit delivers a clean, intense sweetness that closely resembles the taste of sugar. Its versatility allows it to be used in a wide range of dishes, including beverages, baked goods, sauces, and dressings. It can be used as a direct substitute for sugar in recipes, but due to its concentrated sweetness, only a small amount is needed.
Tips and Tricks
You can use an immersion blender (my preferred method), a hand mixer or a stand mixer to make the whipped cream. You can technically also make it in a cold metal bold using a whisk, but it takes a long time and it’s a lot tricker.
If you over-mix the whipped cream it will curdle (become lumpy). Simply mix in fresh, unwhipped cream, one tablespoon at a time with a wire whisk or with your mixer on low speed until the lumps disappear.
Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream are basically the same product, Both contain at least 36% milk fat. The higher fat content makes these two the best choice for making this recipe because they whip easily and hold their shape well. I like the organic whipping cream from Kalona Supernatural.
Use pure vanilla extract (not imitation). If you want to make whipped cream with different flavors simply substitute vanilla for your favorite extracts such as almond, peppermint, lemon, orange, etc.
From delightful desserts to enhancing your favorite beverages, this creamy sugar-free treat will satisfy your cravings while keeping you on track towards a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. So go ahead, whip up a batch of sugar-free whipped cream and savor every delicious spoonful. Your taste buds and your body will thank you.
Homemade sugar-free whipped cream is easy to make with only three ingredients and it’s so delicious you’ll ditch the store-bought stuff for good. Whether you’re on a low-sugar diet, managing diabetes, or just looking to make healthier choices, sugar-free whipped cream opens up a world of possibilities. Homemade whipped cream is one of life’s greatest pleasures and this sugar-free version is just as creamy and indulgent without spiking your blood sugar.
1pint heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons monkfruit sweetener (or other sugar substitute)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add whipping cream, monkfruit and vanilla to a bowl or immersion blender container.
Use the wire whisk attachment for a stand or hand mixer. Or use an immersion blender. Beat the ingredients together, starting on low speed and increasing to high slowly as it begins to firm up.
Beat for 60-90 seconds until stiff peaks form. Stopping once halfway through to scrape down the sides of the bowl.