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20 Easy Whipped Cream Desserts

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These easy whipped cream desserts are beyond irresistible! After all, everything is better with whipped cream on top.

Sometimes, I wind up eating whipped cream all by itself, given how tasty it is.

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Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream

I think that’s why I love whipped cream desserts so much. It’s like two treats in one!

Just be sure to make extra so you can eat some and have enough to finish your dish.

Between milkshakes, trifles, and mousse, there are so many fantastic recipes that use this dessert staple. 

It’s not just a garnish anymore and can be used to lighten a dish up or as the bind that holds it all together. 

Start stretching those arms now because I have 20 simple whipped cream dessert recipes for you to enjoy!

1. Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

The key to a great bowl of whipped cream is to get it to just the right consistency. 

You’ll want stiff enough peaks that it will hold its shape, but not too stiff that it starts to curdle.

Always start with your mixer on low, letting the sugar dissolve and the cream begin to thicken without splattering your lovely kitchen. 

Then gradually increase the speed and whip until you reach stiff peaks. You should be able to lift the beater out and turn it over without the ‘peak’ of the cream drooping.

2. Cookies and Cream Milkshake

Is there anything better than a thick milkshake topped with whipped cream?

The Oreos will make this milkshake a little less sweet since the cookie is rich and chocolatey. 

But the light whipped cream on the top more than makes up for that!

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3. Dirt Cake

I must make this recipe dozens of times a year. 

Cheesecake is one of my all-time favorite indulgences. But I often turn to faux-cheesecakes to satisfy my sweet tooth without needing to bake anything.

The filling is velvety smooth and just the right amount of sweet thanks to the cream cheese and instant pudding. 

Serve this in a big, impressive dish, or as cute individuals. For the kids, I like to add gummy worms for extra fun.

4. Homemade Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Recipe

If you’re still drinking your hot chocolate without whipped cream, I’m here to save you.

Too often, we’re subjected to weak, watery hot chocolate from a package.

That ends today!

I know it seems like a lot of effort to make the drink in a pot and then whip up the cream.

But think of it as a special treat, not just a drink. 

And when you’re only making a little, the cream will whip up in seconds!

5. 5-Minute Fluff Salad

Struggling to get your kids to eat their fruit?

I’m not saying this is a healthy dish, but you can’t deny that it’s loaded with fruit!

You probably already have most of the five ingredients (if not all) in the fridge or pantry, and all it takes is a little mixing.

Coat everything in Cool Whip or freshly whipped cream and watch the kids devour the bowl.

6. Coffee Whipped Cream

We all love a simple, slightly sweet whipped cream.

But coffee whipped cream?

I might just be in heaven!

I’m a huge coffee fan, and a dollop of this in my mug just makes my morning.

Not to mention, it’s the perfect addition to cupcakes and cakes!

Strawberry Shortcake

7. Bisquick Strawberry Shortcake

Much like the Brits, I have a deep love for strawberries and cream.

Where they would use a sweetened scone recipe, this dish is a simple combination of Bisquick biscuits, fresh strawberries, and lovely whipped cream.

I like to serve my biscuits when they’re still slightly warm, letting the whipped cream melt just a little. 

And if you like your dessert sweeter, try mixing some sugar into the strawberries and letting them sit for a while. The juices will start to flow in a matter of minutes!

8. Jello Pretzel Salad

I’m not sure how this dessert got its name because there’s nothing salad-like about it.

It’s more of a Jello-pretzel lasagna, if you ask me.

Whatever the name, it’s such a simple and tasty dish. 

Between the salty crunch of the pretzel base, the faux-cheesecake filling, and the strawberry Jello top, it will become a fast favorite. 

9. All-American Banana Split

Do you remember your first banana split?

My eyes just about popped out of their sockets when the server put the dish in front of me.

Needless to say, I didn’t finish the whole thing, but I gave it a good go!

The ultimate banana split has a scoop each of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream, one whole banana split down the middle and lots of whipped cream on top.

10. Grasshopper Pie

As much as I love a good fruit pie, sometimes I’m just in the mood for something fun and unique. 

And this bright green beauty is definitely special.

Like the cocktail, it uses creme de menthe for that fresh minty flavor, and it goes so well with the chocolate cookie crust. 

As tasty as a minty marshmallow filling is, it needs the whipped cream to lighten the whole thing up.

11. Easy Pineapple Dream Dessert

This recipe is a fruity version of the dirt cake listed above. 

Using graham crackers instead of Oreos, the crust is golden and light.

The filling is a smooth mix of cream cheese and whipped cream. But instead of adding pudding, you’ll be adding chunks of juicy pineapple. 

12. Mini-Strawberry Shortcake Cups

Have you ever been to one of those dessert buffets where all they have are adorable minis?

I have to admit; I did get a little obsessed with mini-desserts for a while. They’re just so colorful and cute!

These shortcake cups are no exception, and they’re super easy to make. 

If you’re in a rush, feel free to use store-bought cookie dough, and honestly, you don’t even have to use strawberries.

You can top them with anything from chopped Oreos to banana slices and salted caramel.

13. Sweet Breakfast Crepes

Famously French, crepes are ultra-thin pancakes that can be served sweet or savory.

Since I’m talking about whipped cream recipes, obviously, this recipe is the sweet kind!

I like to make up a big batch and keep them in the oven to stay warm. I serve them with a selection of sliced fruits, Nutella, and, of course, lots of whipped cream. 

14. Angel Food Cupcakes

Since angel food cake is so light and airy, it makes sense that it should be topped with something just as fluffy. 

Perfect for the summer, these are a simple sweet treat for BBQs and beach days. 

Top with some mixed berries or a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

15. Coconut Whipped Cream

This dairy-free recipe is perfect for the vegan in your life.

Most of the time, coconut cream won’t whip up to quite the same stiffness level as whipped cream. 

But it’s a worthy alternative when you’re not looking to pipe it.

Be sure to refrigerate your can overnight and only scoop out the cream, leaving behind the coconut juice.

Whip it with some powdered sugar until soft peaks form, and then keep it in the fridge until ready to use. 

16. New Zealand Pavlova

The Kiwis and Aussies sure do love a pavlova!

When I was visiting, I ate my fair share, and it’s so easy to see why it’s a favorite Down Under. 

The meringue will crisp up on the outside, while the middle stays pillowy and chewy.

Once topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream, it won’t last long!

17. Oreo Trifle

Trifles are show-stopping desserts that you can whip up quickly.

The key to getting those Instagram likes is to have plenty of distinct layers. 

Between the chocolate pudding, brownie bites, and Oreos, this is quite a dark dish.

Adding whipped cream not only lightens it up visually, but also add some air to the thick, dense layers. 

When served in a large glass dish, the chocolate and whipped cream look just as good as they taste. 

18. Irish Cream Coffee

After a nice dinner, I love to indulge in a warm Irish coffee.

As much as I love to pour a tipple of whiskey into my mug, there’s something extra special about using Irish cream.

Not only does it add intense flavor, but it also changes the entire texture of the drink.

The lightly whipped cream on top is just sweet enough to cut through the bitterness of the coffee.

19. Perfect Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate mouse might look like a simple dessert, but a lot of recipes include whipping egg whites and cooking the yolks.

This is one of those recipes, and it’s so worth the extra steps.

Add eggs to chocolate mouse will make sure it sets, and the technique is a classic. 

One bite and you’ll taste the difference, I promise!

And the whipped cream will ensure it’s not quite so dense. 

20. Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

If you and the family have a love for whipped chocolate drinks from your favorite coffee shop, you know that it can get expensive. 

So why not try to make your own at home?

You’ll need a blender for this, and a great way to keep it from watering down is to use frozen milk cubes instead of ice.

20 Easy Whipped Cream Desserts

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