Smoked Whipped Cream

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Making homemade whipped cream is very easy. Adding smoked cream to the mix for Smoked Whipped Cream makes an even more amazing flavor. Simply smoke the cream and whip it up for your favorite dessert topping!

Smoked Whipped Cream in a bowl topped with powdered sugar

Can I Smoke Cream?

Yes. Smoke loves liquid. The smoke molecules like to adhere to liquid which is why spritzes and mops are so good for flavoring meat. Smoking cream will add a simple smoky element to any dish, like whipped cream or ice cream.

How To Smoke Cream

There are a couple of considerations when smoking cream.

  • Heat Matters. The temperature of the smoker needs to be under boiling (212 degrees F) to prevent the cream from curdling.
  • Time Matters. There is such thing as too much smoke. Monitor the time the cream is on the smoker to avoid it tasting ashey.

When making smoked cream:

  1. Smoke the cream between 180 – 200 degrees F. Use a fruit wood for a gentler and sweeter smoke flavor.
  2. Use a glass container or non reactive container (don’t use cast iron as an example) to smoke the cream in.
  3. Smoke for an hour and stir every 15 minutes. The top portion of the cream will harden, stirring will mix up the cream and get the smoke flavor throughout.
  4. Strain through a cheese cloth to remove ash.
  5. Let it sit and cool back down prior to using. It may thicken more in the refrigerator, but letting it cool helps especially if making whipped cream.

How to Make Smoked Whipped Cream

  1. Place the smoked cream in the refrigerator for 30 minutes prior to making the whip cream for a cold surface.
  2. Use a large stand mixer with whisk attachment.
  3. Turn the stand mixer on medium and let it whip the cream until it starts to form stiff peaks. The best tell for it being done is when you remove the whisk and the peaks stand up on their own.

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Smoked Whipped Cream on a whisk
Whipped Cream With Stiff Peak

Chef’s Tip – If you mix too long, the cream will become butter. That is awesome if you want butter (if you do just whip longer), but for light fluffy whipped cream the key is to watch the cream firm up and then stop mixing before that happens.

What to put this sweet treat on

Use your Homemade Smoked Whipped Cream on all sorts of delicious desserts, like:

Smoked Whipped Cream on top of a slice of pumpkin pie

Recipe For Smoked Whipped Cream

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a bowl of homemade whipped cream sprinkled with powdered sugar
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Smoked Whipped Cream

How to smoked cream to use as a base for perfect Smoked Whipped Cream for your favorite desserts.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1 pint


  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat smoke to 180 – 200 degrees Fahrenheit using fruit wood like apple or cherry.
  • Place cream in a glass or non reactive container and place in smoker. Smoke for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from smoker and strain through a cheese cloth to remove any ash.
  • Place the cream in the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes for the cream and the bowl to cool. Once the cream has chilled, remove from the fridge and place the bowl on the stand mixer.
  • In a large stand mixer with whisk attachment, add sugar and vanilla to the cold cream in the bowl. Turn the mixer on medium and continue to to mix until stiff peak develop.
  • Top on your favorite dessert. Store in the fridge for up to 48 hours prior to use.


Smoked Cream will store for up to 4 days for use.
If the cream is thick after being in the fridge, pull it out of fridge to temper.
Chefs Tip: Place the stand mixer bowl in the fridge for 20 minutes prior to making Whipped cream.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, dessert
Servings: 1 pint
Keyword: smoked cream, smoked whipped cream, WHIPPED CREAM
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Other Ideas

So many ideas, but here are a few.

  • Whipped Cream, like here! Use it on anything you’d put whipped cream on.
  • Smoked Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Crème fraîche

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  1. 5 stars
    Such a cool idea to smoke the whipped cream!!! This smoked whipped cream would be amazing on so many different things!