Tasty Tuesday – How to Make The Best Whipped Cream Ever

In our family, one of our favorite treats is freshly made whipped cream on pretty much anything sweet. Cake, fruit, pie, ice cream, pudding, you name a dessert/treat and it tastes better with fresh whipped cream. My kids will eat it plain right out of the bowl. Okay, okay… so will I.

A couple of years ago we were living in Williamsburg, VA and had the opportunity to purchase our Thanksgiving dinner from the country club my husband was working for at the time. With his manager’s discount, it was actually cheaper for us to buy the fully-cooked meal than for me to buy the ingredients and then cook it myself.

pumpkin pieOne of the things that was included in the package was a plastic container of what looked like whipping cream, but the color was off slightly. So I took a tiny taste to see what it was, and OMG it was amazing.

The chef had added maple syrup to the cream and transformed an already wonderfully indulgent treat into a heavenly delicacy. It complemented the pumpkin pie perfectly! Even my husband, who isn’t a big fan of pumpkin pie and doesn’t like maple-flavored anything, loved it.

I hounded my husband for days before he finally remembered to ask the chef how to make the whipped cream. And it’s so simple. It’s now a tradition to make Maple Whipped Cream and I am sharing the recipe with you just in time for Thanksgiving.




Pour heavy whipping cream into a chilled mixing bowl.

Pour heavy whipping cream into a chilled mixing bowl.

Best Damn Whipped Cream Ever

Beat until you see ribbons beginning to form in the cream.

Add sugar, vanilla and maple syrup

Add sugar, vanilla and maple syrup

Do not over beat or you will have maple butter instead of cream

Do not over beat or you will have maple butter instead of whipped cream



The Best Damn Whipped Cream Ever

Preparation 15 min
Cook Time 5 min
Total Time 0:20

Serve with any dessert, especially good on pumpkin pie, poundcake gingerbread, cheesecake, hot chocolate and waffles! %https://lifeofaginger.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/cream-6-300x300.png


  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners or powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, Grade B (if available. Grade B is very dark, with a rich maple flavor, Grade A will work, but it has a milder flavor so you will need to use more) You can adjust this to your taste, I actually ended up adding an extra 3 tablespoons of maple syrup because I didn't have Grade B.



Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 3836kcal Calories from fat 3457
% Daily Value
Total Fat 384g 591%
Saturated Fat 224g 1120%
Cholesterol 1440mg 480%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Carbohydrate 111g 37%
Sugars 104g
Protein 32g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

Comments 1

  1. Maple butter is pretty good too! Also it's times like this that I desperately wish I was not lactose intolerant.

    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

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