Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

The Splendid Table on National Public Radio is one of my favorite shows, and it’s based in St. Paul, MN where we once called home. Lynne Rossetto Kasper knows and appreciates her food and the science behind cooking.

A recent post on their website caught my eye: 10 ways to flavor whipped cream. Many of these would not work on the keto diet, and all would need the sugar removed, but it planted a seed of an idea. One day Nora’s lunch had a lot of whipped cream included with berries. Too much whipped cream for her taste (I know, how is that possible?) She also had a little peanut butter with butter mixed in to top a Flacker, so to get the rest of the whipped cream down I mixed the peanut butter in with the whipped cream. Lunch went down just fine.

25 g serving of Peanut Butter Ice Cream with 4 g Green & Blacks 85% Dark Chocolate

25 g serving of Peanut Butter Ice Cream with 4 g Green & Blacks 85% Dark Chocolate

This week I decided to try out a batch of dedicated peanut butter whipped cream made in advance and ended up with 2 snacks: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, and Peanut Butter Whipped Cream. Small difference, but here’s why.

First I tried mixing 10 parts cream to 2 parts peanut butter, but it was too heavy for the whipped cream to hold it and remain fluffy. That batch was turned into ice cream, in 25 g servings. Topped with Green & Blacks 85% Dark Chocolate makes a special treat–you can melt it in the microwave in a little silicone pinch bowl, or shave it into chips with a knife. I tried out some myself. I love chocolate and peanut butter, particularly in ice cream form.

The whipped cream recipe that worked was 10 parts cream to 1 part peanut butter. It has a more subtle peanut butter flavor, but holds up well enough to be called whipped cream. Nora is having it with blackberries today, just because she wants to.

1 serving of Peanut Butter Ice Cream, 25 g. Also contains 0.26 g fiber. Analysis by

1 serving of Peanut Butter Ice Cream, 25 g. Also contains 0.26 g fiber. Analysis by

Peanut Butter Ice Cream
100 g Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream
20 g Adams 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
5 g Vanilla Extract

Whip the cream until almost stiff, then add in the peanut butter and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Divide into 5 servings of 25 g each, then freeze.

Remove from freezer 15-20 minutes before serving to let it soften and mix. Top with shaved or melted 85% dark chocolate to reach desired ratio.

Ice cream without chocolate includes 0.26 g of fiber, for 0.64 g net carbs. Ice cream alone is 6.17:1 ratio.

Nutrition Information for one batch of Peanut Butter Whipped Cream.

Nutrition Information for one batch of Peanut Butter Whipped Cream.

Peanut Butter Whipped Cream
100 g Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream
10 gĀ Adams 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
5 g Vanilla Extract

Food science experts say that the best way to make whipped cream is to keep everything cold. Place your mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer before you start and keep all ingredients cold.

This time I placed all of the ingredients in the mixing bowl together. Whip for about 2 minutes on high until stiff.

Breaking this out per gram, this peanut butter whipped cream contains 0.01 g net carbs, 0.02 g protein and 0.41 g fat for a 11.84:1 ratio. Serve the an amount that makes an appropriate-sized snack with berries or another food to achieve the proper ratio.


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About Christy Anderson Brekken

In no particular order... Instructor and Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University. Educational background: University of MN Law School, 2005. MS in Ag and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 2011. Teaches: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law. Mother: brilliant 9 year old boy; brilliant 6 year old girl with benign myoclonic epilepsy on a modified ketogenic diet therapy. Married to: Ted Brekken, OSU Department of Electrical Engineering. Ride: Xtra-cycle Edgerunner with kid seat; 400-pound cargo capacity. Grew up: Devils Lake, ND. Lived in: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pohang, South Korea, Trondheim, Norway, Corvallis, OR. Interests: Cooking, knitting, eating, yoga, laughing, hiking, traveling, staying sane.

4 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

  1. Hi,
    I stumbled upon your website while searching for Keto recipes.
    My daughter (who is four) was diagnosed with MAE epilepsy….also known as Doose syndrome, a couple of months ago. So far all of the epilepsy medication has been unsuccessful, but she is scheduled to start the Keto diet in about a week and a half. I am really hoping it helps because the drugs she is currently on cause her to be so drowsy.
    My question is regarding medication while on the diet. I understand your daughter was on depokote for a while during the diet. My daughter has such a hard time taking her medication because of the taste (we add chocolate syrup to it to make it taste better) but once she starts the diet, that will not be an option. How did you help your daughter take her medication without adding carbs and sugars to it?
    Congratulations on the seizure freedom! I hope the best for you and your family!

    • Hi Miranda,

      All the best to you and your daughter too. We know another family whose son has Doose who had the same problem with one of his medications and is now doing better on the diet. It’s tough to get started, but if you can see it through and start seeing improvement it is all worth it.

      Before the diet we were giving Nora her depokote sprinkles with applesauce. We continued that for a little while and counted those carbs, but it’s a lot of carbs to spend just on medication delivery. Not the best use. Then we switched to putting it in full-fat Greek yogurt with a little strawberry mixed in, or in whipped cream (pure whipping cream with a touch of vanilla extract, no sugar). I’m not sure if it was specific to using dairy products, but I realized at some point that the depokote started to dissolve into the whipped cream when it first touched, making the whipped cream taste terrible. Nora was put off on whipped cream for a long time, which is bad news on the keto diet because whipped cream is such a nice way to deliver fat. We would take a spoonful of the delivery food, sprinkle on a bit of the depokote and get it right into her mouth. Still doesn’t taste good, but if you can get it down in a few bites then you have the rest of the whipped cream or yogurt to eat to wash it down.

      We put her other medications in a peanut butter-butter-coconut oil mix and let it harden in the fridge. You could warm that mixture so that it is soft enough for a bite and use it to deliver sprinkles too, I suppose.

      I hope the diet works wonders for your daughter too and you can start to wean the medications. Nora is now medication free and it is such a relief!

      Best, and keep us posted. We will be thinking of you.

  2. Hi Miranda and Christy,
    I totally relate to both of you on the medication issue. My son who is 6 is on the Modified Atkins diet. Even MAD was a stuggle to get my very picky eater to start and we almost, ALMOST, gave up. We stayed the course and SO glad we did. Although my son is not seizure free, we saw alot of other pros to it. He behavior improved, attention was better and finally started enjoy healthier foods and 2 of the 3 types of seizure went away leaving the very hard to control drop attack seizures.

    We used applesauce as well to deliver meds. The sprinkles have a slight peppermint taste I think so the applesauce and sprinkles actually made him gag!! We now use a Dannon Diabetic friendly yogurt. Its 3 carbs for 1 carton and we usually make it last about 3 days of med delivery plus I add MCT oil in it to boost the fat. You could look into Walden Farms zero calorie, zero carb sauces. They make a nice caramel sauce maybe you could incorporate. We have also melted cream cheese and butter together. On MAD we don’t have to do ratios or measuring but thought I could add another combo to suggest.

    Miranda, I wish you and your family well. When it gets tough, and it will, just dig your heels in that much harder and fight. They will eventually adapt and learn to like new things. I heard a tip from a mom once on MAD that when they added a probiotic, her child’s began to eat better. I strongly believe these diets if you make them as whole food as possible will heal their guts and other food, whole food will begin to taste better.

    I love your site Christy. Whenever I need new ideas, this is where I come!

    Best wishes to you all,

    Holly – in Billings, MT

    • Thanks Holly–more great advice! Thanks for your kind words too. You have motivated me to write a few more posts. I have a couple of frozen yogurt pop recipes that Nora has been loving lately!

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