Starbucks Whipped Cream


My readers will know my love for Starbucks, I couldn’t resist the challenge of recreating their heavenly whipped cream at home. After several delicious experiments, I’ve perfected a simple, foolproof recipe that captures that signature Starbucks indulgence. In this post, I’ll share my journey and tips, so you can easily whip up this creamy delight in your own kitchen!

Starbucks Whipped Cream

How to Make Copycat Starbucks Whipped Cream


The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity – all you need are two main ingredients: heavy whipping cream and vanilla syrup. The heavy whipping cream provides that dense, creamy texture we all love in whipped cream. It’s what makes it hold up on top of your hot chocolate or coffee.

The vanilla syrup adds a subtle touch of sweetness and complements the flavor of the cream perfectly. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even make your own homemade vanilla syrup. Just combine cold tap water, white granulated sugar, and a vanilla bean in a pot and heat until the sugar dissolves. Once cool, store it for whenever you’re ready to make your whipped cream.

  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Provides the dense and creamy texture.
  • Vanilla Syrup: Adds a subtle sweetness and complements the cream.

Homemade Vanilla Syrup


  • Cold tap water
  • White granulated sugar
  • A vanilla bean.


Combine ingredients, heat until sugar dissolves, cool, and store.

Equipment Needed

Now that we’ve got the ingredients sorted, let’s talk about equipment. To get that perfect whipped consistency, you’ll need a whipped cream dispenser. This handy tool allows you to whip the cream while also infusing it with the gas from N2O cartridges, providing that lovely fluffy texture.

Speaking of N2O cartridges, you’ll need one or two of these depending on the size of your dispenser. They are crucial as they help to whip the cream to perfection.

  • Whipped Cream Dispenser: For best results, use a good-quality dispenser.
  • N2O Cartridges: One or two, depending on the size of the dispenser.

Steps to Make Whipped Cream

With ingredients and equipment at hand, let’s dive into the process. Start by combining your vanilla syrup and heavy whipping cream in the dispenser. Next, load an N2O cartridge and release the gas into the canister. This is what will give your cream its whipped texture.

Once the gas is released, shake the dispenser vigorously for 15-20 seconds. This mixes everything together and helps achieve that perfect fluffy consistency. And voila! Your Starbucks whipped cream is ready to be served.

Starbucks Whipped Cream

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Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Indulge in the rich, sweet bliss of homemade Starbucks-style whipped cream with just two simple ingredients: heavy whipping cream and vanilla syrup.


  • 1 cup 1 (240 ml) of heavy whipping cream

  • 2 oz 2 (60 ml) of vanilla syrup


  • Combine vanilla syrup and heavy whipping cream in the dispenser.
  • Load an N2O cartridge and release the gas into the canister.
  • Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.
  • Use the whipped cream immediately or store it.

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Nutritional Information

For those who are conscious about their calorie intake, you’ll be glad to know that the calorie count for this delightful treat isn’t too high. Depending on the size of your serving, it ranges from 52-104 calories per serving.

Additional Tips

If you don’t have a whipped cream dispenser, don’t fret! You can still make this recipe. Simply combine the heavy whipping cream and vanilla syrup in a bowl and whisk until light and fluffy. It might take a little more effort, but the result will be just as delicious.

Also, remember that your whipped cream’s shelf life is determined by the expiration date of the heavy whipping cream used in the recipe. In a dispenser, it should last about 2-3 days.

Storing the Whipped Cream

If you’ve made more whipped cream than you need, don’t worry. You can store it for later use. The best way to store it is right in the whipped cream dispenser. If you do not have a dispenser, you can refrigerate the whipped cream for up to three days in an airtight container. Just make sure to give it a good shake before using it again.

Why Add Vanilla Syrup?

Adding vanilla syrup to whipped cream, as in the Starbucks-style recipe, serves several purposes:

  1. Flavor Enhancement: Vanilla syrup adds a rich, sweet, and aromatic flavor to the whipped cream. This enhances the overall taste and complements a variety of beverages, especially coffee-based drinks.
  2. Sweetness: The syrup contributes sweetness to the whipped cream, balancing the richness of the cream with a pleasant sugary taste.
  3. Consistency: Vanilla syrup can help in achieving a smooth and consistent texture in the whipped cream. It integrates well with the cream, ensuring an even distribution of flavor and sweetness.
  4. Customization: Using vanilla syrup allows for easy customization of the whipped cream. You can adjust the amount of syrup to suit your taste preferences, making the whipped cream more or less sweet.
  5. Replicating Starbucks Experience: Since Starbucks uses vanilla syrup in their whipped cream, adding it to your homemade version helps replicate the authentic Starbucks flavor and experience.

Overall, vanilla syrup is a key ingredient in creating a whipped cream that’s flavorful, sweet, and versatile enough to pair with a wide range of beverages.

See Also: Starbucks Secret Recipes


Making Starbucks whipped cream at home is not only easy but also cost-effective. With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can recreate that indulgent Starbucks experience right in your kitchen. Plus, it allows for personalization – you can adjust the sweetness or experiment with other flavors as per your preference.

This recipe is a great way to recreate the Starbucks experience at home with just a few simple ingredients and steps. Enjoy your homemade Starbucks-style whipped cream!


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