Coffee with whipped cream is a classic and can also be used as a delicious dessert that you can easily make at home with just a few ingredients.
This recipe provides you with everything you need to know about making coffee with whipped cream, including choosing the proper coffee, making whipped cream, and so much more.
Are you ready to learn all about it? Then grab a cup of coffee, and let’s get into it:
What is coffee with whipped cream?
Coffee with whipped cream is a delicious concoction made by combining freshly brewed coffee with a serving of whipped cream. The whipped cream is usually sweetened, and you can add other add-ins to the coffee.
This coffee recipe is easy to make at home, and if you can make different variations to this drink. I’ll talk more about how you can customize the coffee to your liking further down.
Is whipped cream good in coffee?
When it comes to coffee, the sweeter and creamier, the better, and whipped cream is just the right amount of sweet as well as creamy.
If the description above sounds like you, you’re in luck because whipped cream is a delicious add-in for your favorite morning coffee.
You can use whipped cream to sweeten your coffee and make it creamier at the same time. You can choose to make homemade whipped cream, which is super easy, or you can use store-bought whipped cream.
Below, I’ll talk more about what coffee works well in this recipe and how to make whipped cream from scratch:
What coffee is used in this recipe?
When making coffee with whipped cream at home, you can use any brewed coffee of your choice. If you’re a fan of pour over coffee, like the Chemex or Hario V60, you can use this as the basis for this recipe.
I prefer brewing a slightly more potent cup of coffee with the French press as the basis for this recipe. The French press produces a more robust cup of coffee, which works so well with the sweet and creamy notes of the whipped cream.
You can also brew a cup of coffee using your Nespresso or Keurig machine. Make sure to use a strong coffee pod, so the finished coffee turns out amazing.
Tip: If you prefer using espresso as the basis for this recipe, you’re making an Espresso con Panna. I suggest checking out the full recipe if you want to give it a try.
How to make whipped cream at home?
Homemade whipped cream is easy to whip up in a matter of minutes, and you can choose the amount of sugar and flavorings that go into the recipe. It’s a healthier alternative to most store-bought whipped cream and is very versatile.
You can easily make a more delicious whipped cream when making it from scratch. I believe that a good whipped cream has just a bit of sugar added and some additional add-ins.
If you haven’t made whipped cream at home before, then you can follow the recipe I’ve listed below. You’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of whipping cream
- 12 grams of white granulated sugar
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
All the above-listed ingredients are used to make a nice batch of vanilla-flavored whipped cream. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to prepare it:
- Before starting with this recipe, collect a medium-sized bowl and a whisk.
- Pour the whipping cream into the bowl.
- Add the white granulated sugar and vanilla extract to the whipping cream.
- Begin whisking from side to side until the whipping cream starts forming slight peaks.
- You want this whipped cream to be a bit soft, so don’t whisk it too far. It’s better to have the whipped cream a bit softer, so the coffee will absorb it better.
- You’ve now made a nice batch of vanilla whipped cream!
You can also add all the ingredients to a stand mixer and let the machine do the work for you. Make sure you’re not over whipping this as well.
Not that you know what ingredients are used in this recipe, it’s time to put it all together:
- 1 cup (0.24 l) of brewed coffee
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of whipped cream
- Start by whipping your cream if you're using homemade whipped cream.
- Brew your coffee using a brewing technique of choice. I used the French press for my coffee.
- Once the coffee is brewed, pour it into your favorite cup.
- Top this off with your whipped cream.
- You can customize your coffee using various add-ins. I've sprinkled a bit of cinnamon on top.
If you want to make a smaller cup of coffee, half the amount of brewed coffee and use one tablespoon (15 grams) of whipped cream.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 11.1gSaturated Fat: 6.9gUnsaturated Fat: 3.2gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 0.8gSugar: 3gProtein: 0.62g
Recipe variation tips
Once you’ve prepared your coffee and have topped it with whipped cream, you can then customize it the way you like.
Down below, I’ve listed a few recipe variations that you try. All the add-ons are delicious and will give your coffee a different flavor overall:
- Add a dusting of cinnamon to the whipped cream.
- Stir a teaspoon of cacao powder through the coffee.
- Add a few chocolate shaving to your coffee.
- Add a splash of vanilla extract to the coffee (if you’re using regular whipped cream).
These are just a few options you can consider. If you know of more delicious add-ins, let me know in the comment below, as I’m interested in giving it a try.
Coffee with whipped cream calories
Depending on the amount of coffee you’re brewing, the calories in your coffee with whipped cream can change.
As I’ve discussed in the recipe card, for each 1/2 cup of coffee, I like to add a tablespoon of whipped cream.
If you’re drinking a cup’s worth of coffee, you’ll also add more whipped cream, resulting in a higher calorie count. Have a look below for the full breakdown:
|Amount of coffee:||Amount of whipped cream:||The number of calories:|
|1/2 cup (0.12 l)||1 tbsp (15 grams)||58 calories|
|1 cup (0.24 l)||2 tbsp (30 grams)||116 calories|
If you like your coffee on the sweeter side, you can choose to add a bit more whipped cream or add a sweetener to your coffee.
Coffee with whipped cream is such a treat. With a touch of creaminess and sweetness, the flavorful and robust tasting coffee makes for such a nice mouthfeel.
Using whipped cream in your coffee can also be a substitute if you’re out of milk and like to drink your coffee with it. The flavor combinations are great.
If you like drinking coffee and would like to try out a few more coffee recipes, you have a look below for more recipes.
Do you like the fuller flavor of whipped cream in your coffee? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!