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homemade peppermint whipped cream topped with peppermint pieces
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Peppermint Whipped Cream

Homemade peppermint whipped cream is easy to make and the perfect topping for holiday desserts! Make some of this whipped cream and top desserts, hot chocolate, or coffee with this easy recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, desserts, holiday dessert, peppermint, whipped cream
Servings: 4
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Aimee


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 candy cane optional


  • Add the heavy cream, confectioners sugar, and peppermint extract to the bowl of a stand mixer, or to a regular bowl.
  • Whisk together on medium-high speed until whipped cream is soft and fluffy, but not over-whipped. Keep a close eye on the whipped cream, and stop frequently to test the whipped cream.
  • Use however you desire, and top with the crushed peppermint pieces if you want.


Choose your peppermint flavor strength:

This peppermint whipped cream is so easy to adjust for the amount of peppermint flavor you want. The recipe below uses ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract. I've found this to be the optimal amount for nice peppermint flavor without being too overpowering. However, you can adjust as needed.
  • Use ½ teaspoon for a nice light peppermint flavor
  • Use ¾ teaspoon for a well-balanced peppermint flavor
  • Use 1 teaspoon for a strong peppermint flavor


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg