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Brown Sugar Whipped Cream

Brown sugar whipped cream is a delicious twist on regular whipped cream that you’ll love! The brown sugar adds a subtle caramel flavor to the thick and airy whipped cream, making it perfect for fall-flavored cakes and desserts. It’s quick and easy to make with just 3 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of your time. This homemade whipped cream recipe is super simple and brings a special flavor to your holiday season!

A wooden bowl filled with brown sugar whipped cream.
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Why you’ll love this homemade whipped cream

  • Rich flavor: The addition of brown sugar adds a subtle caramel molasses flavor to the whipped cream.
  • Quick and easy: 3 simple ingredients and 5 minutes is all you need to create this perfect whipped cream.
  • Adjust to taste: Easily adjust the flavor and sweetness to your taste. 


Brown sugar whipped cream ingredients laid out.

Cream – Use cold heavy whipping cream, not light cream.

Brown sugar – You can also use granulated sugar, coconut sugar, icing sugar, or natural sweeteners including maple syrup, honey, agave syrup, or stevia.

Vanilla bean extract – Vanilla adds depth of flavor. For a more intense vanilla flavor, substitute the pure vanilla extract with 1 tsp vanilla paste or the seeds from a vanilla pod.


Pumpkin spice: Add 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice mix to add some festive flavors.

Cinnamon: Mix in 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon to create a warm and rich brown sugar cinnamon-flavored whipped topping.

Maple brown sugar: Substitute some or all of the brown sugar with pure maple syrup for a rich and autumnal taste.


  • Gradual sweetening: You can easily use a little bit less brown sugar if you like lightly sweetened cream. Simply add sugar gradually, tasting as you go. This way, you can customize the sweetness level to suit your preferences.
  • Over-whipped? If your cream has become a little grainy, simply add a splash of heavy cream to smooth out the mixture.

How to use brown sugar whipped cream?

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Homemade whipped cream makes the best topping, frosting, or side for cakes and desserts.

  • Serve with fall-flavored cakes such as pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, cinnamon pie, or apple pie with a dollop of this fresh whipped cream
  • Perfect topping for hot drinks including pumpkin spiced hot chocolate or coffee.
  • Spread over pound cake or carrot cake instead of cream cheese as a simple sweet icing or frosting.
  • Delicious sweet side for some baked classics such strawberry shortcake, Streuselkuchen, chocolate fudge cake, or brownies.


Can I make whipped cream in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the whipped cream ahead and store it in the refrigerator for up to a day. Whip it briefly before serving to restore its fluffy texture.

Can I freeze whipped cream?

NoI do not recommend freezing whipped cream as the texture changes once thawed.

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A wooden bowl filled with brown sugar whipped cream.

Brown Sugar Whipped Cream

Caro Jensen
Brown sugar whipped cream adds a subtle caramel flavor to your favorite cakes and desserts. It’s quick and easy to make with just 3 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of your time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 80 kcal


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Combine cream, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. 
    3 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup heavy cream
  • Start whipping the mixture at low speed with a hand mixer or your stand mixer to prevent splattering. Gradually increase to medium-high speed. Reduce back to medium speed once medium peaks begin to form. You're not looking for stiff peaks! The cream should be firm enough to hold its shape but not over-whipped to maintain a smooth texture. Stop whipping just before you think it's done as it will thicken slightly afterwards.
  • Taste the whipped cream and adjust sweetness if necessary.



Check out the cream-colored box in the recipe for more tips on how to make this brown sugar whipped cream.


Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 23mgSugar: 4gVitamin A: 292IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.04mg
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