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Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

Easy to make peanut butter whipped cream frosting! This peanut butter whipped cream makes a great frosting for cake & cupcakes. Includes recipe note for how to make keto peanut butter whipped cream.
Peanut butter whipped cream in glass jar

The first time I shared a whipped cream recipe was the first time I actually ever made whipped cream. I grew up as a cool whip kid and thought it was the best thing ever.

But then I made chocolate whipped cream and my mind was forever changed.

I still like cool whip and use it, especially for ease when its mixed with other ingredients in a recipe. Both my no bake oreo pie and reese’s peanut butter cup pie recipe use a container of cool whip in the filling and they are goooood. And easy.

But homemade whipped does hold a special place in my heart now.

Peanut butter whipped cream piped into swirls on plate

I will probably always pick a flavored whipped cream over plain….. OR maybe that means I should work on making a delicious vanilla bean whipped cream because that sounds pretty good with fresh strawberries.

But for now, my mind is stuck on peanut butter whipped cream. With chocolate cupcakes.

What’s in homemade whipped cream

Homemade whipped cream is so easy to make. All it takes is some heavy cream and some powdered sugar. I like to add powdered sugar for 2 reasons. One- it adds a little sweetness to the cream. Two- it adds stability to the cream, allowing the cream to have firmer peaks once whipped.

How to make peanut butter whipped cream frosting

To make peanut butter whipped cream you need heavy cream, powdered sugar and creamy peanut butter! Please note I have not tried making this recipe with all natural (no sugar added) peanut butter. I’m just using the average joe peanut butter, similar to Jif or Skippy.

In a chilled bowl, combine the cream, powdered sugar and peanut butter and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture is scoop-able and holds it shape. This could take 5-8 minutes.

metal mixing bowl, beaters, heavy cream, peanut butter and powdered sugar

This peanut butter whipped cream topping tastes just like a reese’s! Add a little chocolate sauce or mini chocolate chips and you really have the whole effect.

This peanut butter whipped cream recipe can also be made by using PB2 instead of peanut butter. PB2 is powdered peanut butter and doesn’t have any additional oil, unlike regular peanut butter.

Using PB2 in place of the creamy peanut butter will result in a whipped cream that has stiffer peaks, meaning it won’t get droopy as fast. I would recommend using the PB2 over the regular peanut butter if your dessert will need to be sitting at room temperature for while.

For these specific photos of this peanut butter whipped cream I used regular creamy peanut butter. So as you can see it still produces a nice hold, but by the end of my 30 minute photo session, it was starting to droop.

peanut butter whipped cream on top of chocolate cupcake

You can make this 3 ingredient flavored whipped cream ahead of time (I’d say a few hours max) and store in the fridge until ready to use.

What to use peanut butter whipped cream on

Use peanut butter whipped cream as frosting for cakes and cupcakes. Use it as a topping on pie. Use it as fruit dip (yum!). Use it on hot cocoa.

How to make peanut butter whipped cream keto

If you’re following a keto diet, you can make this peanut butter whipped cream with a few changes. Use a keto approved sweetener like stevia, erythritol or monk fruit sweetener as a one for one substitute. Use a peanut butter without added sugar. And heavy cream is already keto approved!

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

Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

Yield: 2 cups

Easy to make peanut butter whipped cream frosting! This peanut butter whipped cream makes a great frosting for cake & cupcakes. Includes recipe note for how to make keto peanut butter whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Place a metal or glass mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the bowl from the freezer. Add the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and peanut butter, beat with an electric mixer for 4-7 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 1 day.

Notes

If you’re following a keto diet, you can make this peanut butter whipped cream with a few changes. Use a keto approved sweetener like stevia, erythritol or monk fruit sweetener as a one for one substitute. Use a peanut butter without added sugar. And heavy cream is already keto approved!

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Easy to make peanut butter whipped cream frosting! This peanut butter whipped cream makes a great frosting for cake & cupcakes. Includes recipe note for how to make keto peanut butter whipped cream.
Easy to make peanut butter whipped cream frosting! This peanut butter whipped cream makes a great frosting for cake & cupcakes. Includes recipe note for how to make keto peanut butter whipped cream.

10 comments

  1. I was wondering, is this firm enough to use as a ‘filling’ for cakes?

    • Yes and no! It’s not as hefty and sturdy as buttercream, but I would say it would be okay for a 2-3 layer cake.

  2. How much PB2 would you use in replacing peanut butter?

  3. How much PB2 would you use instead of peanut butter? I’ve never used PB2, so I was also wondering about the taste compared to regular peanut butter.

  4. Did the keto way using no salt no sugar creamy peanut butter and Lakanto powdered monk fruit sweetener with erythritol but no peanut butter taste. Could 2 tablespoons of peanut butter be used?

  5. I made this & it was delicious! Instead of powdered sugar I used a couple packets of stevia since I am on a keto diet. It really satisfied my sweet tooth.

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