Chocolate whipped cream is an easy chocolate frosting made with heavy cream, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder.
We all know vanilla chantilly cream, but I like this chocolate version even better.
Just like chocolate buttercream frosting, this is amazing as a pie filling. And because this recipe calls for cocoa powder instead of melted chocolate, it is super quick to make.
But because cocoa powder won't taste like chocolate, it can be too soft to pipe a nice topping on a cupcake. That is easily fixed by adding a stabilizer like gelatine powder.
Chocolate whipped cream is also delicious as a filling for puffs or a pavlova. I use it for everything you normally fill with plain whipped cream!
A spoonful on top of my hot Nutella chocolate milk is always a big hit!
Tip: You can also serve this chocolate whipped cream as a quick chocolate mousse.
Why you want to make this whipped chocolate frosting
- Ready in just a few minutes
- You only need four ingredients
- Easy to adjust to taste
- Perfect for cupcakes or as pie filling
- You can serve it as an egg-free chocolate mousse for kids!
This recipe is definitely not difficult to make. I would hardly dare to call it a recipe, but there are a few things you need to pay attention to.
It is important that you do not whip the cream too long. If you continue too long, the fat particles in the cream clump together, and you end up with butter.
Great for spreading on a piece of bread, but not what we are going for.
Because the whipped cream slowly becomes less airy over time, if you want to keep it longer to decorate cupcakes, it is best to mix in a stabilizer such as gelatine powder.
Take the cream out of the fridge as late as possible. The colder the cream, the easier it is to whip.
Finally, it is important to taste. This recipe is so good because you can easily adjust it to your taste. Add a little more sugar or cocoa powder if you like a stronger flavor.
Speaking of sugar. In this recipe, we use powdered sugar. Because this type of sugar is very fine, we make sure you will get a smooth, airy cream.
Don't have powdered sugar? No problem, regular sugar will do, but you can also easily make your own powdered sugar from granulated sugar.
Chocolate whipped cream is amazing as a pie filling or with marshmallows on hot chocolate.
Yes absolutely! Just replace the whipping cream with a vegetable version.
- A large mixing bowl and a hand mixer of a stand mixer with a balloon attachment
- Measuring cups
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Chocolate whipped cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons dutch processed cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the heavy cream and powdered sugar until you have stiff peaks.
- Add the cocoa powder and salt and mix well until everything is combined