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Cardamom Whipped Cream

With sweet spice from cardamom and vanilla, and a gentle tang from creme fraiche (or sour cream), this Cardamom Whipped Cream elevates nearly any dessert. Try it with these Grilled Peaches, or with your favorite pies, cakes, sundaes and more (see below for my favorite serving suggestions!).
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cardamom whipped cream
Servings: 6 people


  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraiche or sour cream


  • In a large bowl, combine the heavy cream, vanilla, sugar and cardamom. Using electric beaters (or a large balloon whisk), but the cream until soft peaks form. Add the crème fraiche or sour cream and beat to medium peaks. Refrigerate until ready to use.


Do Ahead: The cardamom whipped cream can be made up to 8 hours in advance (keep refrigerated).