Bourbon Whipped Cream

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


2 cups

Updated: Jun. 02, 2023
Take your favorite pie, ice cream and cake to the next level with a dollop of bourbon whipped cream. Or try a dollop on hot chocolate or Irish coffee. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Bourbon Whipped Cream Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a chilled small glass bowl and using chilled beaters, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar, bourbon and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Store in the refrigerator.

Bourbon Whipped Cream Tips

What pairs well with bourbon whipped cream?

Enjoy this bourbon whipped cream recipe atop your favorite dessert! It pairs perfectly with a Salted Dark Chocolate Tart, Classic Pumpkin Pie or Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies.

Can I make bourbon whipped cream ahead of time?

Yes, you can make bourbon whipped cream ahead of time! Slightly under-whip the mixture, then refrigerate for up to four hours. When you’re ready to serve, beat it briefly to the desired consistency. Learn more about making homemade whipped cream.

How should I store bourbon whipped cream?

If you’re making bourbon whipped cream in advance (or you have leftovers), stash it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for several hours. Any longer, and the mixture may start to separate.

Katie Bandurski, Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 59 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.