Chocolate Whipped Cream

Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe

Use this chocolate whipped cream recipe to decorate desserts or serve alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream.–Vincent Lemains, Julien Christophe and Noëlle Hoeppe

LC And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon Note

We’ve never quite understood the fullness of the nursery rhyme line, “And the dish ran away with the spoon.” Why? What could possibly possess inanimate objects to flee? One spoonful of this luscious chocolate whipped cream recipe, which actually turns out something that’s quite a lot like chocolate mousse or a satiny frosting, and we could completely understand why a dish full of this ridiculously chocolatey goodness would want to run off with the spoon all to itself. So while you can slather this recipe on cakes, spread it over brownies, or dollop it alongside berries, you may just find yourself savoring it by the spoonful…providing it doesn’t run off.

Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe

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  • 25 M
  • 1 D
  • Makes lots


  • 7 ounces (200 grams) dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 4 ounces (120 grams) whole milk
  • 21 ounces (600 grams) heavy cream
  • 1 3/4 ounces (50 grams) granulated sugar


  • 1. Use a chef’s knife to finely chop the chocolate, then transfer it to a heatproof bowl.
  • 2. Combine the milk, cream, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour the hot liquid, about 1/3 at a time, over the chopped chocolate, stirring with a wooden spoon or a spatula after each addition, to obtain a homogenous mixture. Mix briefly with an immersion blender or a whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • 3. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap pressed directly against the surface of the cream. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  • 4. The next day, use a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment or a handheld electric mixer or blender to beat the cream. You will notice that the first few turns of the whisk will liquify the chocolate whipped cream mixture. Don’t be alarmed—this is normal. As you continue to whip the cream, it will begin to take on a lighter, thicker texture much like chocolate mousse. Slather the chocolate whipped cream on cake, spread it atop brownies, dollop it alongside berries, or simply grab a spoon and have at it.
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Recipe Testers Reviews

Carrie S.

Feb 13, 2015

I figured this chocolate whipped cream recipe would be like regular whipped cream but chocolate-y. It turns out it is something very different. Surprisingly thick for whipped cream, it reminded me of a thick chocolate mousse. I used a whisk to mix the ingredients instead of a hand blender. In step 4 of the recipe, I used a handheld mixer, which took about 4 minutes to whip the cream. Next time, I might try adding a little vanilla to the recipe. As much as I enjoyed the chocolate taste, I was wanting a little of that traditional vanilla whipped cream taste as well. I ended up serving this chocolate whipped cream alongside pound cake and it was delicious, though a bit dense overall. I think this would go great with some fresh raspberries or strawberries or a vanilla sponge or genoise cake.

Natalie Reebel

Feb 13, 2015

With a little planning and preparation, I can have at the ready this chocolate whipped cream that doubles as a frosting or a dessert. The result is so delicious it can be eaten on its own as dessert. I am not the best chocolate chopper in the world, so it took me about 10 minutes to chop the chocolate. Heating the milk, cream, and sugar to boiling took another 10 minutes. My immersion blender made quick work of combining the chopped chocolate with the heated cream to get to a homogeneous state as directed in the recipe. I chilled it for 24 hours with the plastic wrap pressed against the top of the cream. I used my hand mixer, and it took about 3 minutes of blending to get the consistency of chocolate frosting with the flavor of chocolate mousse.

Lydia Brimage

Feb 13, 2015

You can whip up this chocolate whipped cream recipe in virtually no time at all. I didn’t really see the point of the initial brief blitz, as you're going to use a much more powerful blender on the second day and presumably whisk it until you're happy with the consistency, making up for any lack of whipping on the previous day. You could use chocolate with different flavorings, such as orange, for a twist. I served the chocolate whipped cream with a warm sponge cake so that the cream melted into it.


  1. Would this whipped cream be sturdy enough to use as a filling between cake layers, in this case a two layer cake that I plan to frost with ganache? If not, is there a way to make it firm enough to do so? Many thanks for the recipe and any advice.

      1. I used this as a filling for a 2 layer German chocolate cake and it just absorbed into the cake but it was still very good. Kind of like a moist inside.

    1. Absolutely, Anna! Although since whipped cream isn’t as stable as frosting, I suggest you frost the cupcakes with it just before serving rather than several hours ahead of time. Enjoy!

    1. Yes, Rohini! Different manufacturers have slightly different wording on packages. Heavy whipping cream, in liquid form and not whipped, will work perfectly here.

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