Extremely Special Whipped Cream

May 18, 2022
4 Ratings
Photo by W.W. Norton
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • makes 2 cups (227 g)
Author Notes

This is a whipped cream game changer, because, believe it or not, if you add a tablespoon of marshmallow crème (such as Fluff) or a handful of melted mini marshies (or a single regular-sized one) to your heavy cream when making whipped cream, the resulting cream lasts for up to a week or longer, no joke. If you happen to have all three on hand (that would be me), the marshmallow crème is the most user-friendly, as you don’t need to melt it—and it’s vegetarian, to boot. Word to the wise: Stale marshies won’t melt, so be sure yours are fresh. —Jessie Sheehan

What You'll Need
  • 1 regular-sized marshmallow, or 15 minis, or 1 generous tablespoon of marshmallow crème
  • 1 cup (237 milileters) heavy cream, cold
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Microwave the regular-sized marshmallow or minis (if using the crème, no need to microwave it first) in a small, microwave-safe bowl until melted, about two 5-second bursts on high. Scrape it into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Add the cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla and whisk on medium to medium-high speed until medium peaks form. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a week (okay, longer—I don’t think I’m allowed to say that, but it’s true).

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Bio: Jessie Sheehan is the author of The Vintage Baker and Icebox Cakes. Her new easy-peasy baking book, Snackable Bakes, hits shelves in spring 2022. She contributes to the Washington Post, Bon Appétit, Food Network, and the Kitchn, among others.

6 Reviews

Lauren September 26, 2023
Does this also help the cream whip faster? Because maybe I'm crazy, but I think this was the fastest I've ever whipped cream! It's a keeper.
Jessie S. September 26, 2023
Wow! Love that!! Not sure, but I’m going to go with yes!
SpilledMilk December 24, 2022
It’s like 2am christmas morning and I’m out of EVERYTHING. Gonna use this for the filling for my yule log! It sounds delicious and I have all the ingredients for it. Thank you so much!
Jessie S. December 25, 2022
Yay! So happy to hear this. Hope you liked!! 🤞❤️
drbabs July 1, 2022
This is genius. I slightly over whipped it (on purpose) and used it as a filling for chocolate cake. Thanks for posting this— I never would have thought to do it.
Jessie S. July 1, 2022
Yay!!! So happy it worked for you and that U liked. It. XO