Homemade Maple Whipped Cream Recipe

Homemade whipped cream with maple syrup is by far my favorite topping for pancakes, pies, strawberries, my spoon.  The maple syrup replaces powdered sugar used in traditional whipped cream recipes and adds a subtle maple flavor that is delicious.  

Homemade whipped cream is one of the easiest ways to elevate any dessert or sweet treat and make it extra yummy.  It only uses three ingredients, is naturally sweetened and takes just a few minutes to whip up 🙂  

You will have delicious maple whipped cream for your favorite desserts before you know it!

Bowl of homemade whipped cream next to a bowl of berries

Why Make Homemade Whipped Cream with Maple Syrup?

Lets start with the most important reason: Homemade whipped cream tastes SO much better! Truly, the texture and flavor of whipped cream made from scratch is leaps and bounds better than cool whip or a can and is the best way to make simple desserts feel fancy.  

I also love this whipped cream recipe knowing that it is made with 3 simple ingredients and I’m not consuming all the extra stuff and artificial flavors that are put in store bought versions of whipped cream.

I try to use natural sweeteners when possible and maple syrup is a great alternative for processed sugar in this recipe.  It adds a nice element of natural sweetness and a hint of sweet maple flavor that tastes delicious.  

bowl of freshly made whipped cream on a white background

Ingredients for Homemade Maple Whipped Cream

  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Real Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla extract

How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream

Start by adding all of your ingredients into a large mixing bowl.  

Use the whisk attachment on your stand mixer and begin mixing until soft peaks begin to form. You can continue a little longer and will notice medium peaks.  And just a little bit longer you will see stiff peaks forming. When you see those stop! Your whipped cream is ready to use at any stage beginning with the soft peaks.

whipped cream on a mixing whisk sitting on the counter

Tips for making whipped cream

Use cold ingredients for the best texture. You can chill your mixing bowl for 10-15 minutes before whipping your cream if desired in order to keep everything cool. 

You can use your whip cream at any stage once it starts making soft peaks.  Each stage of peaks has a different texture and it moves quickly from one to the next, so pay close attention when mixing and stop once the texture is at your liking. 

Try not to overwhip once you see the firm peaks form or you may end up with maple butter.  Yum. But maybe not for your pumpkin pie. 

For best results use pure maple syrup and pure vanilla extract

Whipped cream will double in size.  For example in this recipe you will start with one cup of whipping cream and end with two cups of whipped cream.  

bowl of maple whipped cream with a strawberry on top

Variations of Homemade whipped cream

You could add 1/2 tsp cinnamon for a maple cinnamon flavor

Add an additional tsp of vanilla or a little bit of vanilla bean paste for a maple vanilla flavor

Use almond extract instead of vanilla for maple almond whipped cream

Use maple sugar instead of maple syrup

Whipped cream from scratch on the counter with a hand grabbing the bowl

What to serve with homemade whipped cream

Whipped cream is the perfect topping for your favorite desserts and sweet treats including:

  • pancakes
  • french toast
  • pecan pie
  • apple pie 
  • hot cocoa
  • ice cream
  • fresh fruit
  • strawberry shortcake
  • morning coffee and so much more!

What’s your favorite way to use whipped cream?

I also love making these frozen whipped cream cut-out shapes with my kids to add on top of our hot chocolate!

How to store

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

It will have the best texture in the first 24 hrs, but will last multiple days in the fridge.  If it starts to separate just give it a quick mix before using it in your recipe!

bowl of homemade whipped cream next to a bowl of berries

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Homemade Maple Whipped Cream

Homemade Maple Whipped Cream

Yield: 2 Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade whipped cream naturally sweetened with maple syrup is the perfect topping for your favorite desserts!


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  2. Using the whisk attachment on your stand mixer and begin mixing on medium-high speed.
  3. Whisk until whipping cream has doubled in size and you begin to see stiff peaks forming.
  4. Stop immediately once you see the stiff peaks beginning to form.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.


Optional: Chill your mixing bowl and beaters for 10-15 minutes before mixing

Homemade whipped cream will last in the refrigerator for 3-5 days, but is best in the first 24 hours.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 2 tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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