Coffee Whipped Cream: the delicious Italian recipe for making classic crema di caffè

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
By Cookist

Listen up coffee lovers! If you haven’t tasted coffee whipped cream, then get ready to send you taste buds on a trip to coffee paradise! In Italy, they call it crema di caffè, and it’s usually eaten it with a spoon in the summer. It’s creamy and easy to make, and if you’re looking to impress your coffee lover friends, this dessert recipe is definitely it!

To make it, you simply whip the cream until peaks form, then mix it with espresso. Top with cocoa powder and choc chips and enjoy! Just a warning though, you will want another glass and won’t be able to stop at one!

Coffee Cream Ingredients

Whipping cream – use full-fat whipping cream.

Coffee – use string espresso. You can also use decaffeinated coffee for this recipe if you prefer.

Sugar – use powdered sugar (not granulated sugar).

How To Make Coffee Whipped Cream

Prepare the whipping cream by beating it in a clean mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Use a stand mixer or an electrical whisk. To prepare the coffee, whisk powdered sugar into hot coffee and stir until dissolved. Set aside in the fridge to cool.

Once cooled, fold the coffee into the cream. Spoon the mixture into a glass, then sprinkle with chocolate chips and cocoa powder. You can also sprinkle it with instant coffee granules.


If you don’t have espresso, you can use any strong coffee. Instant coffee will also work, as long as it’s strong.

To finish off the Coffee Whipped Cream, sprinkle with chocolate chips, cocoa powder, chocolate cake sprinkles, desiccated coconut, or cookie crumbs.

The coffee must be cold when you add it to the whipped cream. To make the coffee, add the sugar to hot coffee and stir to dissolve it, then leave it to cool.

Don’t have an electric mixer? You can still make this recipe! Simply add the ingredients (everything must be cold!) to a clean bottle (glass or plastic) and shake the bottle for about 2 – 3 minutes until the mixture thickens.

How To Serve Coffee Whipped Cream

The Coffee Whipped Cream is quite thick, so serve it with a spoon. Alternatively, serve it with your favorite cookies and use it as dippers.

How To Store Coffee Cream

The Coffee Cream should be stored in the fridge and can be kept for up to 4 days. It shouldn’t be stored in the freezer, as the cream will separate.

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Whipping cream
1 1/4 cups (300 ml)
espresso coffee
1/2 cup (90 g)
Powdered sugar
1/4 cup (35 g)
Cocoa powder
Chocolate chips


Add the whipping cream into the big bowl and mix it with the mixer.

In a small bowl add the espresso coffee and powdered sugar.

Mix it well.

Add the coffee mixture to the whipped cream.

Mix well with the spatula.

Pour the coffee whipped cream in some glasses.

Make sure to fill the glasses evenly.

Sprinkle some cocoa powder on top.

Decorate them with chocolate chips. Serve coffee whipped cream and enjoy!

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