Heavy Whipping Cream in Coffee? | All You Need To Know And A Step By Step Guide

Us coffee lovers are always on the lookout for new ways to enhance our favorite coffee drinks.

One trend that’s been making waves lately is the use of heavy whipping cream in coffee.

Step By Step Guide

I know this was a thing about ten years ago as well, along with butter in coffee.

But why do people put heavy whipping cream in their coffee? The answer lies in the rich, creamy texture and the delightful flavor it adds to the coffee.

But let’s dive a bit deeper into this subject…

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Can You Put Heavy Whipping Cream In Coffee?

Quick answer: YES, you can.

Not only does heavy whipping cream taste delicious it adds a fluffy layer to your morning brew.

Let’s dive a bit deeper into the subject…

The Benefits of Heavy Whipping Cream in Coffee

So heavy whipping cream in coffee isn’t just about taste. It also offers some surprising benefits.

For starters, it can make your coffee more filling. This is because heavy whipping cream is high in fat, which can help keep you satisfied for longer. 

It’s also a great option for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet, as it’s low in carbs but high in fat.

How Much Heavy Whipping Cream Should You Put in Coffee?

The amount of heavy whipping cream you should put in your coffee depends on your personal preference.

Some people, including myself, drink our coffee with just a splash of cream, while others prefer a more decadent cup with a generous dollop.

Start with a teaspoon or two and adjust to taste. Remember, the more cream you add, the richer your coffee will be!

How to Whip Heavy Whipping Cream in Coffee

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Whipping heavy cream for your coffee is easier than you might think. Here’s a quick guide:

  1. Chill your heavy whipping cream in the refrigerator.
  2. Pour the cream into a bowl.
  3. Use a whisk or an electric mixer to whip the cream until it forms soft peaks.
  4. Add the whipped cream to your coffee and enjoy!

Can You Froth Heavy Whipping Cream for Coffee?

Yes, you can froth heavy whipping cream for coffee! Frothing cream will give it a light, airy texture that’s perfect for topping off your favorite coffee drinks. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Pour cold heavy whipping cream into a frother or a large, chilled bowl.
  2. Turn on the frother and froth the cream until it’s light and foamy.
  3. Spoon the frothed cream onto your coffee and enjoy!

Remember, frothed cream is different from whipped cream. It’s lighter and has a more delicate texture, making it a lovely addition to coffee drinks.

Coffee Drinks With Heavy Whipping Cream

1. Whipped Cream Latte

A whipped cream latte is a delightful twist on the classic latte. Here’s how you can make it:

  1. Brew a shot of espresso or make a small amount of very strong coffee.
  2. While your coffee is brewing, whip up some heavy cream until it forms soft peaks.
  3. Pour the brewed coffee into a large cup, then fill the rest of the cup with steamed milk.
  4. Top the latte with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

2. Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is a warming, indulgent drink that’s perfect for a chilly day. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Brew a strong cup of coffee and pour it into a glass.
  2. Stir in a teaspoon of brown sugar until it’s fully dissolved.
  3. Add a shot of Irish whiskey to the glass.
  4. Top the coffee with a layer of lightly whipped heavy cream. The cream should be just thick enough to float on top of the coffee. Enjoy!

3. Viennese Coffee

Viennese coffee is a luxurious treat that’s sure to impress. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Brew a strong cup of coffee and pour it into a large cup or glass.
  2. Whip some heavy cream until it forms soft peaks.
  3. Add a couple of teaspoons of powdered sugar to the whipped cream and whip it a little more until it’s well combined.
  4. Top the coffee with a generous amount of the sweetened whipped cream. Enjoy!


Can I Use Heavy Whipping Cream Instead of Milk?

Yes, you can! Heavy whipping cream can be a delicious alternative to milk in your coffee

It’s richer and creamier than milk, which can make your coffee taste more indulgent. It does add calories however if you care about that stuff.

Can You Put Heavy Whipping Cream in Espresso?

Absolutely! Adding heavy whipping cream to espresso can create a luxurious and rich drink. It’s a great way to add a twist to your regular espresso shot.

Can I Put Whipped Cream in Hot Coffee?

Yes, you can put whipped cream in hot coffee. It will melt into the coffee, giving it a creamy and smooth texture. It’s like having a coffee with a built-in dessert!

Is Heavy Whipping Cream in Coffee Bad for You?

Like anything, heavy whipping cream should be used in moderation. Heavy whipping cream is high in saturated fats which can increase the risk of weight gain and heart disease.

But this is the case with a lot of foods. And like a lot of foods it can fit into a balanced diet when used sparingly. 

If you have dietary restrictions or health concerns, it’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional.

What Now?

If you dont already have one, you should get yourself a good whipped cream dispenser.

Here is the one I use:

But find the one that suits you!

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John has been in the game of blending and brewing for years now. Originally from Sweden, he has worked as a barista at coffee shops in the US and as a bar manager at a smoothie and juice bar in Paris. Now he is the main editor for Blend Brew Enjoy where he puts all his passion and effort into helping people find their love for coffee and smoothies.

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