Fresh Lemon Whipped Cream


Fresh Lemon Whipped Cream-

There is something about lemons that make me smile. They are bright, cheery, and hold a promise of something tasty. I even had my room painted to match the tea cup in the picture above when I was in high school.

I have a slight obsession with lemons. When I lived in Mexico I had a seemingly endless supply of them since there were trees on our property. I created all sorts of treats;   lemon curd,  soothing lemon chamomile popsicles, lemon scones, strawberry lemonade,lemon bars, honey-sweetened lemonade, well, you get the picture. Many of those recipes ended up my cookbook Steeped, others made their way to the blog.

Once I moved back to the States lemons didn’t show up as much at my house. I forgot how expensive they can be in the store! Except for a few here or there that I would buy when visiting family I haven’t really bought any in about 10 years. Thankfully I have  an awesome friend that had more lemons than she needed so I had a supply that just recently ran out.

Fresh Lemon Whipped Cream -

Lemons on the counter again inspired me to start drinking my morning vanilla lemon “tea”. It also left a few to make a tasty treat like this fresh lemon whipped cream. I’m not going to lie and tell you that I didn’t eat a few spoonfuls of it as soon as I whipped it up. I’m sure it would be amazing on lemon scones, or better yet with lemon scones and lemon curd. I didn’t have quite enough lemons left to make all three so I stuck with the whipped cream.

That’s another obsession I have, whipped cream. Have you noticed that this is my fourth post about whipped cream? Check out the recipe index to visit my other friends. Believe me there are still more to come this spring.

Back to this tasty lemon whipped cream. It is very easy to make, yet seems so fun and a bit fancy when you serve to your guest with fresh fruit or other dessert of your choice. I prefer to use raw cream but I can’t get my hands on any now so I settle for pasteurized cream from Trader Joe’s.

However you make it I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Now off to the kitchen with a spoon I go…

Fresh Lemon Whipped Cream
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 4 TBS powdered sugar
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 TBS lemon zest
  1. Mix the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Pour in the cream. Whipped on high for about 5 minutes or until slightly stiff peaks begin to form. (if you go to far you will make sweet butter.)

Do you like to make (eat) whipped cream? What is your favourite flavor?

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. Michelle says:

    Best whip cream I’ve ever had/made I added a bit of either Jack or Jim either if fine and I scraped a whole vanilla bean into the canister ( I use a whip cream canister with C02) as well as the powdered sugar, on a good pumpkin pie….it’s to die for

  2. This looks amazing! So fresh and light for spring! I want some on warm scones(:

    • Katie Mae Stanley says:

      Come on over and I’ll have some waiting with some raspberry curd as well. While I’m at it I might as well put the kettle on too! 🙂 Thanks friend!


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