Do you remember when last year America was hit with a canned whipped cream shortage? Due to widespread nitrous oxide (which fuels the expulsion of whipped cream from spray cans) shortage, supermarkets across the country could not fill their shelves with one of the most sought after sweets of our time.

Homemade Maple Whipped Cream Recipe placed in two bowls with fruit

Fast forward to today, thank God the shortage is over. Now, we are tortured by the canned whipped cream commercials on Food Network. Literally, every other commercial is about how wonderful it is to top your food or beverage with America’s favorite sweet condiment.

This whole thing blows my mind to no end, because I think it is a testament to how lazy we can be. Also because it LITERALLY takes 5 minutes to whisk heavy cream to have a bowl of fresh whipped cream without all the sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavors used in these cans.

Maple Whipped Cream in a bowl with a whisk on the side served with fruit

About This Maple Whipped Cream Recipe:

My recipe, on the other hand, has only 4 ingredients in it: Heavy cream, maple syrup, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. You guys, that is it. No additional flavors, sweeteners, or other difficult-to read ingredients to preserve it.

Now, the maple whipped cream recipe below makes 2 cups of whipped cream, but if you need less than that feel free to halve the ingredients. The whipping time will not change. Need more? Double it.

It keeps well in the fridge up to two days as long as it is placed in an airtight container.

a bowl of  fruit topped off Maple Whipped Cream and fresh mint

Finally, I am publishing this recipe as I used it as topping in an upcoming chocolate almond flour cake (will be posted later this week). However, in addition to using it in cakes, I also use it to top off summer berries (or other seasonal fruits), ice coffee, or even my summer smoothies.

Seriously, if you give this recipe a try I can guarantee that you will never go back to supermarket bought canned whipped cream. For reals.

Use this maple whipped cream in these recipes:

Maple Whipped Cream

5 from 37 votes
Yields2 cups
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Homemade Maple Whipped Cream Recipe: Whether you use it on a cake or to simply top a bowl of fresh fruit, this maple sweetened whipped cream taste delicious and ready in 5 minutes.


  • 1 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, or ½ vanilla bean (seeds scraped)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Attach the whisk attachment to a standing mixer*1.
  • Add all the ingredients into the bowl.Whisk in medium-low speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Increase the speed to high and whip until soft peaks form, 1-2 minutes.



  1. Alternatively, you can whip it by hand (or with a handheld mixer). If you do so, it might take a few minutes longer.
  2. This recipe makes 2 cups of whipped cream. If you want to half the amount, simply halve the ingredients and follow the instructions. Whipping times will not change.
  3. You can make this maple whipped cream a day ahead. Simply whip it up, cover with stretch film and store in the fridge until ready to use.


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 134mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 99mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
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This recipe is adapted from America’s Test Kitchen’s cookbook Naturally Sweet.

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    1. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe Gail. Thanks for sharing your experience and taking the time to rate the recipe.