Chocolate Whipped Cream

Learn how to make the easiest homemade chocolate whipped cream with only 3 ingredients!

Learn how to make the easiest homemade chocolate whipped cream with only 3 ingredients!
Can I make a confession?

I like cool whip.

I know.. I’m a dessert blogger. I should probably like homemade whipped cream more than cool whip. But cool whip is easy.

However, everything changed when I tried homemade CHOCOLATE whipped cream.

Learn how to make the easiest homemade chocolate whipped cream with only 3 ingredients!
Of course everything is better with chocolate. So now I am addicted to chocolate whipped cream. I eat it with a spoon and it’s SUPER good with chocolate pudding.

You can use it to top a pie, in hot cocoa, use it to ice cupcakes or a cake, or use it as the filling in cookies sandwiches.

Chocolate whipped cream is a staple recipe that every home baker should know how to make. But, don’t worry.. the first time I went to make regular whipped cream I had to google a recipe. So we’re all on the same page – clueless and hungry :) Haha.

Learn how to make the easiest homemade chocolate whipped cream with only 3 ingredients!
I wanted to make this recipe SUPER easy. Don’t be afraid – you can make this!

You’ll need 3 ingredients – heavy cream, cocoa powder and powdered sugar.

Let’s give a brief overview of the recipe-

First step: chill a metal mixing bowl and beaters in freezer for 15 minutes

You’re wondering if this step is necessary. I have made whipped cream by sort of chilling the bowl ahead of time.. meaning last minute I stick it in the freezer or I pull it out of the freezer too early and by the time I actually whip the cream, the bowl isn’t chilled anymore.

Here’s what I’ve observed – chilling the bowl and beaters ahead of time produces whipped cream that has stiffer peaks (that’s a fancy way of saying it’s more stable).

Overall, I do recommend chilling these items ahead of time, but if you completely forget, putting them in the freezer for at least 5 minutes is better than nothing.

Learn how to make the easiest homemade chocolate whipped cream with only 3 ingredients!
Second step: put all 3 ingredients in the chilled bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 4-5 minutes, or until stiff peaks form / it’s scoopable with a spoon and holds its shape.

For a step-by-step of how to make this chocolate whipped cream recipe, watch this short video:

Chocolate Whipped Cream

Yield: 2-3 cups

Learn how to make the easiest homemade chocolate whipped cream with only 3 ingredients!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Place a metal mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the bowl from the freezer. Add the heavy cream, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar, and beat with an electric mixer for 4-5 minutes, or until stiff peaks form / it’s scoop-able with a spoon and holds its shape.
  3. Use on cakes, cupcakes, pies, hot cocoa, etc. Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Learn how to make the easiest homemade chocolate whipped cream with only 3 ingredients!
Learn how to make the easiest homemade chocolate whipped cream with only 3 ingredients!
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40 comments

  1. Looks Yummy!

  2. I want this whipped cream on everything! It looks so delicious :)

  3. I was just talking about how 2 summers ago Starbucks had chocolate whip cream and it was amazing. They need to always have it, LOL. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Yum, yum, yum!!  My dear aunt, who passed away many years ago, would make a very simple dessert that used chocolate whipped cream (she used chocolate syrup to flavor it) that was spread between whole graham crackers that were lined up on their sides on a dessert plate and then covered with chocolate whipped cream.  This was then refrigerated until the graham crackers would soften (a few hours) and then sliced.  It is absolutely delicious!!  Thanks for bringing back special memories!!!

  5. This looks and sounds amazing! I remember when I was a little girl I found a container of cool whip that my mom was going to use for a recipe. Well long story short I got into the cool whip and ate the WHOLE container! I loved cool whip so much. That night I was so sick after eating the whole thing. It has been years since I have been able to eat it again! However, I will just have to try this recipe! YUM!

  6. Looks very good, friend! And the video is great ;-)

  7. My grand daughter dont like whip cream so, I’m going to make a chocolate cream pie for christmas and will put this on instead of the whip cream, maybe she will like it.

  8. Where can I get the heavy cream or what can I use instead if I don’t have heavy cream?

    • You can get it at your local grocery store. They normally have it near the milk section. I hope that helps :) 

  9. Put this on waffles and topped with mini chocolate chips! It was a delicious holiday treat. ….I kept sneaking extra spoonfuls of this whipped cream afterwards.

  10. What if I make this in the morning and use to frost cupcakes. Will it hold shape til evening? Or sort of fall over?

  11. I only have granulated sugar. Will that work?

    • Hi Kristie! I’m not sure.. I’ve never made it with granulated sugar.

    • Just made it with granulated sugar, same measurements, it was great! The first few bites were slightly crunchy, but after I let sit for about 5 minutes it was smooth.

  12. For my grand-daughter’s birthday,I am making an ice cream cake…can I use this as the frosting and also will it be okay once i put the cake in the freezer? Thanks…Pam

    • Hi Pam! Yes! Using whipped cream on ice cream cake as the frosting is really great and works well, and freezes well!

  13. Can you make this using stevia. Trying to make it keto friendly

    • Hi Teri! I’ve never used stevia myself, so I am unsure if it will work. If you try it, please let me know how it goes!

    • Did you end up trying it with Stevia? And, if so, how did it turn out, Teri? :)

  14. How well does this hold up? Can I make it a day in advance and leave it in the fridge or will it separate?

  15. Do you have a white cool whipped frosting recipe without milk or pudding 

  16. Did you make all of these that are on this website!!!????? Because if you did they look really good. But some of them look very hard to make in one day!!!!!😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

  17. Will a plastic bowl work with a hand mixer ? Also would brownie mix work instead of coco powder?

  18. What kind of cocoa powder did you use? I used the Trader Joe’s brand unsweetened cocoa powder, and the whipped cream turned out bitter. I tried again with a lot more sugar, and it turned out a lot better, but not exactly how I wanted it. I looked up Dutch-processed/alkalized and natural/unsweetened and wasn’t sure which kind I should use. Anyways, I was looking for a different brand or type for this recipe if you have any suggestions. Thank you!

    • Hi Jamie! I used Hershey’s Unsweetened Natural Cocoa. Did you include the powdered sugar? I’ve never tried the Trader Joe’s brand cocoa powder before, have you used it to make buttercream or everything? Was that bitter?

    • I used powered sugar, in both times I made it, with a lot extra the second time. I haven’t tried making buttercream with the Trader Joe’s cocoa, but have tried a few different recipes for chocolate mousse, with similar results of it being too bitter, so I think that kind might be a little stronger. I’ll try the Hersey’s brand or another and I’m sure it’ll be a little less rich. Thanks for clarifying the type of cocoa powder and the brand suggestion! I’m really excited to make this again!

    • Good luck hunting for the right cocoa powder!

  19. CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THIS! IS IT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO PUT THE BOWL AND BEATERS IN THE FREEZER? :)

    • From my experience, yes, because it will help to produce stiff peaks.

  20. Now I want to eat that now for dessert after my Monday’s dinner.

  21. I was craving a chocolate dessert tonight, and I wanted something chocolate. I looked up mousse recipes, but as it was nearing midnight, dismissed then as too complicated and time consuming. I found this recipe and it looked like it would fit the bill. I quartered the recipe, and it was perfect!! Smooth, creamy, and just the right amount for a healthy sized portion. I will be making this again!

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