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lemon whipped cream frosting

Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting: Incredible Recipe

Last Updated on January 19, 2023

Celebrate springtime by baking cupcakes with light and creamy lemon whipped cream frosting. Infused with lemon, which makes it super refreshing and delicious. It is also lighter than cream cheese or buttercream frosting, plus it is not super sweet. You can top this not just on cupcakes, but on waffles, pound cakes, and many more. 

Remember that the vital ingredient for this recipe is lemons. Lemons are ideal for flavoring food. It gives flavor to sauces, salad dressings, marinades, drinks, and desserts. Lemons are also good for baked goods. In addition to that, it is rich in vitamin C which is good for you. For these reasons, this lemon whipped cream frosting recipe needs only a handful of ingredients. So with that, let’s take a look at how to make the lemon whipped cream frosting. 

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Lemon Cool Whip Frosting

Essentially, if you need a cool citrusy dessert, then you should make a lemon cool whip frosting. With this, it would be best to use lime or lemon curd. In addition to that, search for 10-ounce jars of it at your local supermarkets. As an alternative, you might want to increase the water to one cup. Then, stir one teaspoon of grated lime and peel into the batter for a refreshing lemon-lime version.

In that regard, you can make lemon cool whip frosting by placing the cool whip in a microwave-safe bowl. After that, add the vanilla baking chips to the mixing bowl. Then, gently sprinkle the lemon zest on top of the chips. Then drizzle the lemon juice on top of the zest. Afterward, stir everything up with a heat-resistant rubber spatula. 

Lemon Cool Whip Frosting

Next, microwave the contents of the mixing bowl on high for about a minute. After that, let it sit in the microwave for an additional minute. Then, take the bowl out of the microwave. Afterward, let the bowl sit on a cold burner for approximately fifteen minutes. Doing this ensures that it thickens the lemon cool whip frosting. 

What You Will Need: Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of chilled heavy cream (chilling the cream allows easy whipping.)
  • 3 tbsp. of powdered sugar 
  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice (fresh lemon juice is best for this recipe)
  • 2 tsp of grated lemon zest (grated finely)

Equipment

Professional Box Grater, Stainless Steel with 4 Sides

Step by Step: Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting 

Step 1

If you are using a hand mixer, chill the mixing bowl and beaters before starting. If you use a stand mixer, chill the whisk attachment before beginning the process. 

Step 2

Then, pour the chilled whipped cream into the bowl (chilled). After that, beat the chilled whipped cream until the mixture begins to thicken. Afterward, add the powdered sugar and lemon juice gradually. Next, start beating at a low speed, then slowly increase the speed to medium-high speed. 

Step 3

Afterward, make sure to beat the mixture until it reaches a soft peak form. 

Step 4

Then, when the mixture is at a soft peak, fold in the lemon zest.

Step 5

After that, you can serve or top the whipped cream immediately on your cupcakes. Or you can chill the lemon whipped cream frosting for one to two hours. Make sure to do this before putting it in a piping bag to pipe. Your whipped lemon frosting is ready! 

Tips and Tricks: Lemon Whip Cream Frosting

When beating the whipped cream, you have to watch it carefully because it can become super thick like butter. Also, keep in mind that over-whipping can transform your lemon whipped cream into lemon butter. That is why it would help to be cautious not to overbeat the whipped cream. Instead, whip it into soft peaks to achieve that light and luscious lemony texture.



Moreover, you can adjust the sweetness in this lemon whipped cream recipe. For example, you can add more sugar if you have a sweet tooth. You can incorporate this lemon whipped cream recipe in your baked goods like; pancakes, crepes, French toast, and cakes. Furthermore, freshly squeezed lemon juice is the best option for this recipe; however, you can use bottled lemon juice if it is unavailable, but expect the taste to be different.

It is commonly made by combining lemon juice and heavy cream. However, it can cause the cream to curdle, making it almost impossible to finish your recipe. For this reason, you can prevent your cream from curdling when you add the lemon by whipping it in stages. Then, after that, add ingredients to achieve firm consistency.

Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting: Incredible Recipe

Celebrate springtime by baking cupcakes with light and creamy lemon whipped cream frosting. Infused with lemon, which makes it super refreshing and delicious. It is also lighter than cream cheese or buttercream frosting, plus it is not super sweet. You can top this not just on cupcakes, but on waffles, pound cakes, and many more. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting: Incredible Recipe
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of chilled heavy cream chilling the cream allows easy whipping.
  • 3 tbsp. of powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice fresh lemon juice is best for this recipe
  • 2 tsp of grated lemon zest grated finely

Instructions

  • If you are using a hand mixer, chill the mixing bowl and beaters before starting. If you are using a stand mixer, chill the whisk attachment before beginning the process.
  • Then, pour the chilled whipped cream into the bowl (chilled). After that, beat the chilled whipped cream until the mixture begins to thicken. Afterward, add the powdered sugar and lemon juice gradually. Next, start beating at a low speed, then slowly increase the speed to medium-high speed.
  • Afterward, make sure to beat the mixture until it reaches soft peak form.
  • Then, when the mixture is at a soft peak, fold in the lemon zest.
  • After that, you can serve or top the whipped cream immediately on your cupcakes. Or you can chill the lemon whipped cream frosting for one to two hours. Make sure to do this before putting it in a piping bag to pipe. Your lemon whipped cream frosting is ready!

Notes

When beating the whipped cream, you have to watch it carefully because it can become super thick like butter. Also, keep in mind that over whipping can transform your lemon whipped cream into lemon butter. That is why it would help to be cautious not to overbeat the whipped cream. Instead, whip it into soft peaks to achieve that light and luscious lemony texture.
Moreover, you can adjust the sweetness in this lemon whipped cream recipe. For example, you can add more sugar if you have a sweet tooth. You can incorporate this lemon whipped cream recipe in your baked goods like; pancakes, crepes, French toast, and cakes. Furthermore, freshly squeezed lemon juice is the best option for this recipe; however, you can use bottled lemon juice if it is unavailable, but expect the taste to be different.
It is commonly made by combining lemon juice and heavy cream. However, it can cause the cream to curdle, making it almost impossible to finish your recipe. For this reason, you can prevent your cream from curdling when you add the lemon by whipping it in stages. Then, after that, adding ingredients to achieve firm consistency.
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Stabilized Lemon Whipped Cream Frosting

Making stabilized lemon whipped cream frosting is easier than you may think. There are a few ways of doing this, but we’re going to be taking a look at the top three.

For the first recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon extract
  • 1 zested lemon

For the second recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon extract
  • 1 zested lemon

For the third recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons of cold water
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon extract
  • 1 zested lemon

For recipe one, all you need to do is:

  1. Chill your bowl, as well as the whisk attachment for a few minutes before you begin, as this helps the whipping process.
  2. Add the whipping cream to a bowl and begin whipping. After around 30 seconds, slowly add both the cornstarch and sugar. Keep whipping for a few minutes until your cream becomes fluffy.
  3. Once fluffy, add your lemon extract and zest the lemon. Stir to ensure the flavoring is spread evenly in your frosting.
  4. Your whipped cream frosting is stabilized when your peaks can hold their shape well. Enjoy!

For recipe two, all you need to do is:

  1. The same as recipe one, chill your mixing bowl and attachments beforehand.
  2. Pour your whipping cream into a bowl and whip for around 30 seconds. After this time, slowly add the sugar and instant pudding mix. After a few minutes, you should have a fluffy frosting.
  3. Now you can add your lemon extract and zest of lemon. Mix until evenly distributed. Once soft peaks form, your frosting has stabilized. Enjoy!

For recipe three, all you need to do is:

  1. Add the following ingredients to a heat-safe bowl: gelatin and cold. Leave for a few minutes and the gelatin will begin to take effect.
  2. Add around an inch of water to a saucepan and place your heat-safe bowl on top (be sure it doesn’t touch the water). This is to ensure there are no grainy pieces in your gelatin. Once dissolved, remove from heat and keep warm.
  3. Chill your mixing bowl and attachments and then add your whipped cream to the chilled bowl. Start whipping for around 30 seconds.
  4. At this time, you can add your lemon extract, zest of lemon, and sugar. Keep mixing until soft peaks begin to form.
  5. Once you’ve reached this, add one tablespoon of cream to your bowl of gelatin. Mix well, and then pour the gelatin mixture into your bowl of frosting. Keep mixing until you have stiff peaks. Your stabilized lemon cream frosting is ready. Enjoy!

Conclusion

I hope this post has given you an idea of how to make the lemon whipped cream frosting. It’s super easy to make and works on a range of baked goods, that all the family will love! Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making whipped cream frosting? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

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