Chocolate Whipped Cream

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.


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.


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.


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.