A whipped cream dispenser | Source: Shutterstock
A whipped cream dispenser | Source: Shutterstock

A Whipped Cream Recipe for Your Dispenser and a Few Delicious Variations

Akhona Zungu
Feb 12, 2024
12:30 P.M.
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From pie to pasta to strawberry cheesecake, whipped cream can make almost any kind of meal better. If you have a handheld whipped cream dispenser at home, here are a few recipes for you to try.

Did you know that the first mechanical whipped cream dispenser was invented in 1800 in France? It only became commercially available around Europe during the 1930s and came to the US in the 1960s.

The device has come a long way since then, and its modern model is very easy to use. After acquiring it, you need only purchase a pack or two of whipped cream chargers, which are small canisters filled with nitrous oxide (N2O).

Chefs, baristas, bartenders, and everyone in between have enjoyed the convenience of whipped cream dispensers, and now so can you. To get you started, here's a whipped cream recipe for your dispenser and some lovely variations to try.

A bartender dispensing whipped cream over a coffee-flavored drink | Source: Shutterstock

A bartender dispensing whipped cream over a coffee-flavored drink | Source: Shutterstock

Whipped Cream Recipe for Dispenser


  • 2 cups of whipped cream
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or paste


1. Whip your ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly combined (never skip this step).

2. Transfer the mixture to your dispenser and close the lid. Place your N2O charger into the charger holder and screw it onto the lid quickly and tightly.

3. Gently shake the mixture, then use the nozzle to dispense your whipped cream.

Non-Traditional Whipped Cream Recipes for Dispenser

Now that you've got your traditional whipped cream recipe down, you ought to try a few fun variations. Your base ingredients will always be whipping cream and powdered sugar, to which you can add any of the following:

  • 2 tablespoons of rich chocolate milk powder
  • 3 tablespoons each of rum and Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • 3 tablespoons each of Frangelico hazelnut liqueur and Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • 6 tablespoons of Amaretto or any other liqueur you fancy
  • ½ cup of plain yogurt and 3 tablespoons of Bourbon vanilla

Those are just a few variations of whipped cream for your dispenser, but you are encouraged to experiment to your heart's content. If you want more sweet treats to whip up in your kitchen, try Mary Berry's Soda Bread recipe.

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