Easy flavored whipped cream made with Cherry Fun Dip makes a fun and tasty Valentine’s Day treat! With just a few ingredients and a few minutes, this recipe will put a smile on your kid’s faces.
This was originally published on January 28, 2014, and has since been updated to include better information.
Why this Recipe Works
You’ll love this flavored whipped cream.
Yes, you read that right. This Cherry Whipped Cream recipe is flavored with Fun Dip.
This is a super-easy treat to make for the kids for Valentine’s Day.
I like to think that my kids don’t eat a lot of junk food. But I would be kidding myself. I really am trying to work on that this year. (I wrote that in 2014 and I’m still working on it! Insert facepalm emoji here…).
But there are a few days out of the year when an extra special treat just makes sense. And Valentine’s Day is one of those days.
Fun Dip Candy wasn’t used in my first attempt. I originally tried cherry Jello, and since I am a novice in the kitchen, I had no idea that the gelatin would make the heavy cream get crunk.
That is really just the best way to describe it. I mean it started out fine, and then BAM! Crunk.
But if you are looking for a non-candy treat for your kids this holiday you could always make them a cute little DIY Heart Pillow.
What is Fun Dip?
Fun Dip candy is delicious and a childhood favorite of mine. I remember getting these at the baseball park when we would watch my neighbor play Little League.
But you can also make your own Fun Dip at home.
Fun Dip Valentine’s are a super popular thing among my kid’s age group. So I know that around that holiday, I will have a bunch of Fun Dip hanging around the house.
This also happens around Halloween. So this Fun Dip Whipped Cream is a great thing to do with leftover Halloween candy as well.
Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.
To make whipped cream, you’ll start with heavy whipping cream.
If you think this needs to be sweeter, just add in more powdered sugar. It’s a personal preference.
You’ll need about 4 ounces (about 8 TBSP) of Cherry Fun Dip powder. The packets are .43 ounces so you’ll need about 9 packets. You do not need to be exact.
You can also use a different flavor. Fun Dip comes in a few varieties but I prefer the cherry. It’s pink and I think the cherry flavor pairs really well with all kinds of things.
You can find multi-packs of Fun Dip at Target and just about any other major store or on Amazon. I didn’t think I would have trouble finding Fun Dip, but you usually can’t just buy one or two bags of it.
How to Make Cherry Fun Dip Whipped Cream
Homemade whipped cream is easy to make from scratch. You just sweeten the heavy whipping cream and beat air into it, making it fluffy and creamy!
To the bowl of a stand mixer, add cold heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and Cherry Fun Dip powder.
If possible, pre-chill the bowl and the metal whisk. When making whipped cream from scratch the colder the cream the better the end result.
Beat the flavored whipped cream until soft peaks form. It should take about 3 minutes.
The image above is not showing that. Check out this post on Fine Cooking for great photos showing soft peaks.
You could also use a hand-mixer. But I so rarely get out my stand mixer that sometimes I crave using it.
I feel super accomplished in my cooking skills when I use it. Even though making homemade whipped cream requires no skill.
Try not to overbeat it. Mine is a little closer to stiff peaks. But it still works. the kids most likely won’t judge you on your peaks.
Use this Fun Dip Whipped Cream to top hot chocolate, chocolate milk, ice cream sundaes, or even on chocolate chip pancakes!
How awesome will your kids think you are when you surprise them with this on Valentine’s Day morning!
Tips and Tricks
- You don’t have to use cherry Fun Dip. Feel free to mix it up by using other Fun Dip flavors.
- If your whipped cream seems too watery or liquidy, keep whipping! You want it to be pillowy soft but not full of liquid.
- Be sure you don’t overbeat it. You’ll want to watch for soft peaks starting to form as you whip it.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can vigorously whisk heavy whipping cream with a whisk. To save your arm, you can also add it to a mason jar and shake it for a few minutes. If you have kids, this might be a fun way to get them involved in the process.
I like to try to make this right before I need it if at all possible. But it can be made a bit ahead of time.
Whether you’re storing leftovers or pre-made, keep them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It should remain fresh for about 10 hours.
Soft peaks are when the mixing paddle or whisk is dipped into the whipped cream mixer and when you turn the paddle with the tip pointing towards the sky, the whipped cream slowly folds back onto itself.
It is tart and sweet and cherry-rific.
There really is very little chance that your kids wouldn’t like this flavored whipped cream.
The pink color makes it great for not only Valentine’s Day but also for bridal or baby showers. Really, it would be fun at any kid’s party!
If you’ve never made homemade whipped cream before, do it. Adding the Fun Dip flavors the whipped cream and makes it even more delicious!
More Fun Dip Recipes
- Grab your friends and try this Fun Dip Shot with Tequila!
- Your kids will love this Fun Dip Drink with soda. FYI, it’s SUPER sweet.
- Bring some candy vibes to your next part with this sweet and tart Fun Dip Vodka Cocktail!
- If you like hard candy, you can make your own Cinnamon Hard Candy. It’s hot and so yummy!
- This Cherry Popcorn Recipe is fruity and crunchy and your whole family will love it.
- How tasty do these Candy Stuffed Brownie Bites from The Little Kitchen sound?!
Easy Homemade Cherry Flavored Whipped Cream Recipe with Fun Dip
- Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer
- measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Add cold whipping cream, powdered sugar and Fun Dip powder to the bowl of a mixer.
- Beat until soft peaks form.
- Serve on hot cocoa, chocolate milk, pancakes or even ice cream sundaes.
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge. It should remain fresh for about 10 hours.