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How To Use Heavy Whipping Cream In Coffee And Is It Worth It?

A staple drink for most people, coffee is the go-to drink to jumpstart one’s day. Coffee lovers are constantly trying to find new ways of enhancing their drinks, so if you have been wanting to spice your drink up a little, try adding heavy whipped cream as it could change your coffee drinking experience.

Commonly used in baking and cooking, ever wondered what coffee tastes like with heavy whipping cream? The concept is not fairly new as different countries have already adapted to put whipped cream on their cappuccinos.

If you are keen and interested in finding out, keep on reading to know more ways you can use it to further enhance your coffee drinking journey.

Can You Use Heavy Cream in Coffee?

For those longing for a rich and creamy taste, try enhancing its flavor by adding heavy whipped cream as it is a healthy alternative to milk and other creams since it has fewer calories, lesser sugar, and more fat. Sure, adding heavy whipping cream can make your coffee a whole lot creamier and thicker, but it also makes your coffee’s texture smoother.

Can you use heavy cream in coffee?
Can you use heavy cream in coffee?

So if you don’t want to end up drinking something with so much fat content, try to limit your sugar intake or simply add natural sweeteners instead. Something to enhance your morning coffee experience, adding heavy whipped cream makes you feel energized as it gives you more calories.

But do keep in mind the acidity level of coffee, try adding fewer amounts of heavy whipping cream as it tends to thicken your coffee.

Quick Fact: To know if you got the right consistency of your coffee, try tasting it, if it doesn’t seem to taste right or is a bit bitter, throw it away.

When to Use Heavy Cream in Coffee

When to use Heavy Cream in Coffee
When to use Heavy Cream in Coffee

Most people upon instinct would usually have milk with their coffee, after all, latte, being the most famous drink in the United States, literally translates to “milk” in Italian. Putting the recommended amount of heavy whipping cream depends on your taste preference as some may tend to use more.

How strongly do you want your coffee to be since having a stronger coffee means more benefits? It is purely subjective but I highly suggest that you start by adding one tablespoon before slowly deciding to add a bit more until it tastes right for you.


There are a lot of easy recipes you can make with whipping cream and coffee, it’s hard to pick a favorite but you can try this one out. Judging by the name itself, it’s truly perfect for those people on a keto diet, Perfect Keto Coffee is an excellent choice as its carbs go as low as 2. Follow the steps below to try out this creamy and delicious drink.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes


  • 260 kcal
  • 27.7g Fats
  • 1.05g Carbs (net)
  • 1.08g Protein


  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream (you may opt for lactose-free as well)
  • 2 tablespoons Virgin Coconut oil (cold-pressed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


With a large container, brew 2 cups of coffee using your preferred method. For the pour-over method, grind the beans to the size of kosher salt or even smaller. Fill the coffee filter and wet coffee evenly for around 30 seconds. In a circular motion, brew by pouring water carefully making sure it isn’t drowning in water.


Mix butter and Virgin coconut oil in an immersion blender or frother, but you may opt to use a normal blender if you don’t have one. Throw in 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil into the mix.

Lastly, do not forget to add 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream as this is a crucial element in creating the coffee’s creaminess as well as achieving its silky texture. Using your immersion blender, mix all ingredients between 45 to 60 seconds until it creates a frothy cap above.

Quick Fact: For the fat to emulsify into the coffee, make sure to move the blender up and down. And you’re all set, carefully pour it into your glass or mug and serve immediately. But to add to your unique taste, sprinkle ground cinnamon on top of whipping cream.


If you want to switch things up a bit, why not try something different by adding heavy whipped cream into your coffee but take it in moderation. An affordable, easy, and delicious way of adding texture and flavor to your coffee, heavy whipping cream is a game-changer in the modern-day coffee experience.

Trust me when I say, once you try it, you’re drinking experience will never be the same.

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About David Dewitt

Hi, my name is David and I come from Columbus, Ohio. I am a amateur photographer, and a coffee lover. I love to write, and don't mind me a cup of joe!