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Easy Flavored Whipped Cream Recipe (Cherry Whipped Cream)

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This pink, flavored whipped cream recipe is made with Cherry Fun Dip and makes a fun and tasty Valentine’s Day treat! With just a few ingredients and a few minutes, this Cherry whipped cream recipe will put a smile on your candy-loving kid’s faces.

Overhead view of a cup with hot chocolate topped with pink whipped cream next to Fun Dip packets.
Let’s make this easy flavored whipped cream recipe!

Homemade Whipped Cream for a Valentine’s Day Treat

This cherry whipped cream is a super-easy treat to make for the kids. It’s made in just minutes but feels really festive.

Pink, flavored whipped cream can be used to top chocolate milk, hot chocolate, an ice cream shake, waffles, pancakes and even served with fresh berries.

There are many ways to make flavored whipped cream, but this way, which uses Cherry Fun Dip candy, is unique and just right for a Valentine’s Day dessert idea.

Related: Everything You Need to Know About Fun Dip Candy

If you’ve seen my Beer Brownies post, which are topped with beer whipped cream, you can probably tell that I’m pretty obsessed with all the things you can do with a simple whipped cream recipe.

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 which is perfect to use as a flavoring for homemade whipped cream.

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.

Ingredients

Ingredients for flavored whipped cream with cherry fun dip candy.
What you need to make this cherry whipped cream recipe.

To make homemade Fun Dip 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.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list in the printable recipe card below.

How to Make Cherry Flavored 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!

A counter with a mixing bowl, Fun Dip Candy and heavy whipping cream.

Step 1

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.

A stand mixer with pink whipped cream.

Step 2

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. 

A small bowl of flavored whipped cream made with cherry Fun Dip.

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.

Cup of hot chocolate topped with pink whipped cream on a counter next to Fun Dip Candy.

Use this Fun Dip Whipped Cream to top hot chocolate, chocolate milk, ice cream sundaes, or even on chocolate chip pancakes!

Cups of hot chocolate topped with Cherry Fun Dip.

How awesome will your kids think you are when you surprise them with this pink whipped cream on Valentine’s Day morning?

What is Fun Dip?

If you’re wondering what to do with Fun Dip powder you should first know what it is.

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.

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

How do you make homemade whipped cream without a mixer?

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.

How do you store whipped cream?

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.

What are soft peaks when whipping cream?

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.

Can you flavor whipped cream with other candy?

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.

Kid drinking chocolate milk that is topped with cherry whipped cream.

It’s 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 a great Valentine’s Day treat idea 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!

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Top down image of flavored whipped cream on chocolate milk in a cup.

Cherry Flavored Whipped Cream Recipe with Fun Dip

Easy homemade whipped cream flavored with Cherry Fun Dip! Your favorite candy is used to make flavored whipped cream that is a Valentine's Day treat for the kids! Use it to top hot chocolate, chocolate milk, chocolate chip pancakes or ice cream sundaes.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 36kcal
Servings: 24 servings

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer
  • measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

You will need about 8 TBSP of Cherry Fun Dip. The packets tend to be .43 ounces so you will need about 9 pouches.
I am not really sure how to figure out how many servings this is. While a typical serving is probably about 1 TBSP, you know that when you are topping hot chocolate, you would absolutely use more.
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.

Nutrition

Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Yum! I have so many happy childhood memories of eating Fun Dip poolside during the summer. It’s a super magical candy, if you ask me.

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