Homemade whipped cream paired with fresh, seasonal fruit is a delightful and versatile dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a light, sweet treat after dinner or a beautiful addition to brunch, this recipe combines the airy richness of freshly whipped cream with the natural sweetness and vibrant colors of your favorite fruits.

Homemade Whipped Cream with Fresh Fruit

Homemade whipped cream paired with fresh, seasonal fruit is a delightful and versatile dessert that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're looking for a light, sweet treat after dinner or a beautiful addition to brunch, this recipe combines the airy richness of freshly whipped cream with the natural sweetness and vibrant colors of your favorite fruits.

Ingredients

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional for flavor)
  • Pinch of salt

For the Fruit:

  • A selection of fresh fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, and mango, sliced or diced

Instructions 

  • Place a mixing bowl and beaters or whisk in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before starting. This helps the cream whip up faster.
  • Remove the chilled bowl and beaters from the refrigerator.
  • Pour the heavy whipping cream into the bowl.
  • Add a pinch of salt and the optional vanilla extract for flavor.
  • Begin whipping the cream on low speed, gradually increasing to high as it thickens.
  • As the cream thickens, sprinkle in the powdered sugar a little at a time.
  • Continue whipping until the cream forms stiff peaks. Be careful not to overwhip, or it can turn into butter.
  • While the cream is whipping, wash, peel, and slice or dice your fresh fruit, as desired.
  • Dollop the freshly whipped cream onto individual serving plates or dessert bowls.Arrange the prepared fruit on top of the whipped cream.
  • For an extra touch of sweetness, you can drizzle honey or a fruit syrup over the fruit.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the heavenly combination of light, fluffy whipped cream and the natural sweetness of fresh fruit.
  • Experiment with different fruit combinations based on what's in season or your personal preferences.
  • Add a sprinkle of chocolate shavings or chopped nuts for extra texture and flavor.
  • For a healthier option, substitute Greek yogurt or coconut cream for the whipped cream.