Whipped cream is one of the ultimate dessert toppings. Light and fluffy, it has almost unlimited uses in the realm of all things sweet. But what if we could elevate this whipped goodness even further? Enter our newest obsession: booze-infused whipped cream. We're so excited to share how to make it, then some specific ways to add this fascinating ingredient to your culinary repertoire. Get ready to whip it, whip it good!

Whipped Cream With Booze Recipe

homemade whipped cream with whisk

Before we can begin, please assemble all necessary kitchen items and ingredients.

What You'll Need

  • whisk or hand mixer
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon of your choice of alcohol
range of different types of alcohol in glass bottles

Now that everything has been gathered, let's get started with our boozy whipped cream recipe.

Instructions

Step #1: Prep Step

Make sure to chill the mixing bowl in freezer for ten to fifteen minutes before beginning this process. Also, keep cream cold in the refrigerator until you're ready to start.

Step #2: Wonderful Whip

Begin by pouring the heavy cream into large bowl. Whip or beat it until cream begins to thicken and soft peaks form in the cream. The process will be faster with the hand mixer but can also be accomplished with a whisk.

Step #3: Combination Station

Next, add granulated sugar and your choice of alcohol to the whipped cream. Continue whisking or beating until the soft peaks return and consistency is even. You should end up with about two cups of booze-infused whipped cream. Yum!

Examples Of Cool Pairings

1. Malibu Coconut Rum + Grilled Pineapple

grilled pineapple on wooden background

One classic grilled dessert is the summertime favorite of grilled pineapple. And to complement those gorgeous grill marks, we recommend infusing some whipped topping with Malibu Original Caribbean rum. As the name implies, Malibu is a tropical, coconut-flavored rum that would perfectly complement the natural sweetness and smokiness of grilled pineapple. For extra creativity points, consider using some of the other flavors that Malibu offers, like Lime, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Mango, and Tropical Banana.

2. Creme de Menthe + Hot Cocoa

hot cocoa topped with whipped cream

Hot chocolate brings to mind cozy cold-weather memories of sledding through the snow or ice skating in a winter wonderland. Usher this delicious beverage into adulthood with mint-liquor-infused whipped topping. We suggest either Creme de Menthe or Peppermint Schnapps. Earn extra points with both this homemade whipped cream and hot cocoa from scratch. Additionally, consider a garnish of crushed peppermints or a candy cane for an upped charm factor. Not into the tried-and-true combination of chocolate and mint? We also love the idea of Chambord, a French raspberry liquer paired with a steaming cup of hot chocolate.

3. Bourbon + Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie with whipped cream on white plate

For the ultimate fall fête, consider pairing classic pumpkin pie with a bourbon-infused whipped cream. Everyone can make pumpkin pie, but yours will truly stand out with this cool combination. A classic bourbon would warm up the whipped topping and help bring out some of the spicier elements in the pie. Or, consider upping the autumn ante with a maple-flavored liqueur to dress up your whipped cream. Either way, you're sure to produce a show stopping dessert.

4. Vanilla Vodka + Fresh Strawberry Parfait

strawberry and whipped cream parfait
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Strawberries are a delicious fresh fruit dessert ingredient; think of them as nature's candy. We love them in a classic parfait that layers berries and whipped topping for an especially pretty picture. To add some alcoholic awesomeness to this sweet treat, consider a vanilla vodka-infused whipped topping. Vanilla is actually a traditional flavoring for normal homemade whipped cream, which is sometimes called Chantilly cream or Chantilly whip. We think vanilla vodka helps to punch up the flavor without overpowering the other ingredients. For a very vanilla parfait, we also suggest adding some vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract to your whip.

5. Orange Liqueur + Key Lime Pie

key lime pie with whipped cream
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Our next suggested pairing is Key Lime Pie with Orange Liqueur. It's like double the citrus, double the fun. For the best result, consider a homemade pie with from scratch pie crust. Or, for guests with gluten sensitivity, you can use a gluten-free pie crust. If you're not convinced that orange and lime play well together, we also recommend a lemon-flavored alcohol option like Limoncello. Whichever route you choose, your extra citrusy key lime pie will be the stuff of legends.

6. Rum Chata + Pumpkin Spice Latte

pumpkin spice latte topped with whip

PSL fans, rejoice! To further elevate the already vaunted beverage, we want to add some boozy fun to its normal whipped topping. Enter Rum Chata, which is a mix of rum and horchata. This delightful drink is cream-based, and can best be described as tasting like the milk leftover after eating a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Think nutty goodness and warm cinnamon. It's the perfect accompaniment to a homemade pumpkin spice latte. We can't get enough! To up the alcoholic ante, consider adding a little Rum Chata to the coffee itself as well.

Overall, we hope you've enjoyed our foray into boozy whipped cream toppings. There are so many to choose from, you're sure to find one you love.

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