Spicy Whipped Cream

Add some sweet spice…

Whether as a dab of spicy for your slice of pie or as a delicious topper “with kick” for your hot chocolate, spicy whipped cream brings oh-so-tasty sweet heat to all sorts of desserts and drinks. We especially love it atop Mexican brownies – yeah, spice on spice. Or try it with a simple apple or pumpkin pie to provide a little flavor surprise.

The spice comes from simple sources: cayenne pepper powder and cinnamon (for a little extra warmth). This recipe calls for a full teaspoon of cayenne – it’s a good amount, and for those of us who are inclined to “spice it up”, you’ll be satisfied. If you’re looking for more of a mild tickle, go with a half teaspoon instead.

Spicy Whipped Cream

4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Combine all ingredients in a sealable glass jar or mixing bowl, stir to combine.
  • For the sealable jar, seal the top, then shake the jar vigorously until the cream is whipped to a thick consistency. For the mixing bowl, use a whisk and mix vigorously until the cream is whipped to a thick consistency.
  • Place the bowl or jar in the refrigerator and allow the whip cream to chill for 1 hour. It will thicken more during the chilling period.


Want less heat? Halve the amount of cayenne pepper powder. 1/2 teaspoon will provide a subtle tickle of spice.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content.
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