The Best Chocolate Whipped Cream with a Secret Ingredient

Extra thick and delicious chocolate whipped cream is a simple twist on a classic dessert. This 4-ingredient, real food recipe requires no heating, and is sweetened without refined sugar. Your family will flip over this chocolate whipped cream recipe… or maybe it is chocolate mousse. Follow my tips below to make the best chocolate whipped cream mousse ever.

Ingredients you will need: whipping cream, cocoa powder, honey, and collagen peptides (optional). 

chocolate whipped cream in a glass dish on a white plate on a marble counter with two spoons

I’ve turned my child into a crazy, whipped cream fanatic. How? I made the mistake of getting her whipped cream when going through the coffee shop drive through. Now she constantly asks to get whipped cream, or says “mom, I think you need some coffee from the coffee shop today.” It’s almost like she is being sweet with ulterior motives… hmmm.

There is no one to blame but myself.

For my family, I love to make simple recipes that have an added nutritional boost to them. It’s so fun to add that one special ingredient that just pumps up the health of a recipe. This chocolate whipped cream is one I can feel good about giving to my whipped cream-obsessed child, thanks to a secret ingredient.

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The Secret Ingredient…

Collagen peptides.

If you have never used or heard of collagen peptides, they are like gelatin, but can dissolve in hot or cold liquids. They add protein/amino acids to whatever you put them in, and are good for hair, skin, nails etc.. Supposedly it can help with wrinkles, too, and to be honest, I could use ALL the help.

Usually, I just put a scoop or two in my coffee each morning, but one day I added some collagen peptides to my whipped cream, and it was so good. It gives the whipped cream an extra thick consistency, making it more like a chocolate mousse rather than just chocolate whipped cream.

This really should be called chocolate whipped cream mousse. It’s officially going to be coined as a new term.

chocolate whipped cream in a glass container on a white plate with silver spoons

Tips For Making Chocolate Whipped Cream:

  • It works better if your mixing bowl has been chilled for a few minutes in the freezer, but it will still work even if it has not.
  • Add all your ingredients to your stand mixer or bowl, and start mixing on a low speed and work your way up to a higher speed.
  • Add more cocoa powder if you want it extra chocolatey, or more honey if you want it sweeter.
  • Skip the chocolate and add a splash of vanilla for a non-chocolate version.

Special tools you may need:

Stand mixer or hand mixer, measuring spoons, and silicon spatula.

Ingredients to make :

  • Cocoa powder
  • Heavy whipping cream or heavy cream
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Collagen Peptides – the best price I’ve found by far is at Costco.

chocolate whipped cream ingredients in a stand mixer

How To Make Chocolate Whipped Cream + Video

  1. In a stand mixer or mixing bowl, add all your ingredients.
  2. Turn the mixer on low and work your way up to high.
  3. Whip until thick and fully.
  4. Enjoy with a spoon. Because that is what we do.

Want more healthy dessert ideas? Check these out!

Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe

I like to think of myself as the queen of healthy quick recipes…. Am I? Not really, but this chocolate mousse definitely adds a jewel to my future crown.

chocolate whipped cream in a glass container on a white plate with silver spoons

Chocolate Whipped Cream

Extra thick and delicious chocolate whipped cream is a simple twist on a classic dessert.
5 from 6 votes
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Author: Amy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4



  • In a stand mixer or mixing bowl add all your ingredients.
    ingredients to make chocolate whipped cream in a stand mixer
  • Turn the mixer on low and work your way up to high.
    chocolate whipped cream ingredients in a stand mixer
  • Whip until thick and fully.
    chocolate whipped cream in a silver bowl with a red spatula
  • Enjoy with a spoon. Because that is what we do.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 65mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mousse, chocolate whipped cream
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Chocolate Whipped Cream FAQ

Can I use heavy cream instead of whipping cream?

Yes. Heavy cream and whipping cream are basically the same thing. Whipping cream has a little bit less fat than heavy cream. Heavy cream will hold it’s shape a little better than whipping cream (source)

Do I need to add collagen peptides?

No. This is an extra ingredient that I feel gives it a great, thick texture that holds really well. It will just be regular whipped cream without the collagen peptides, and not that super extra awesome chocolate mousse like whipped cream. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing; just trust me, though, you’ll definitely want to try it with the collagen peptides!

Have you made homemade chocolate whipped cream before?


  1. 5 stars
    Oooh! I like this! I have a sensitivity to casein, so the only dairy from cows that I can have is butter and cream. I must say that I’ve taken quite a liking to cream!

    1. Hmmm I wonder if this is actually my issue too!? I’m very sensitive to milk, but butter and this hasn’t bothered me at all. I need to look into that! Thanks Cathy

  2. 5 stars
    this was fabulous! And different! And easy! Saving this recipe for sure – thanks much!!
    “I am a person that cooks in the Crockpot all the time! I like the Pulled Pork recipe, and the Mup Pie and Chicken Fajitas is awesome to make. This is a good time to cook in a slow cooker in the summer because it does not heat up the house!

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