Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream Recipe

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This Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream is my favorite homemade whipped cream recipe! It’s perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes, topping pies, eating with fruit – or even just by the spoonful! I even have a chocolate version for you!

Looking for more whipped cream recipes? Try these recipes for classic Homemade Whipped Cream, Chocolate Whipped Cream and Strawberry Whipped Cream 

Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream! Perfect for frosting cakes, topping cupcakes or even serving with fruit!Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream! Perfect for frosting cakes, topping cupcakes or even serving with fruit!

Homemade Mascarpone Whipped Cream

There’s no doubt that homemade whipped cream is the jam and way better than anything you buy at the store. Not to mention that you can stabilize it so that doesn’t wilt and can be used on any number of desserts.

Well if homemade whipped cream is awesome, this mascarpone version is even better! There’s just something about mascarpone cheese that has such a wonderful, light flavor and it pretty much pairs well with everything – especially fruit. This whipped cream takes just a few ingredients and a few minutes and you’re well on your way to the best topping ever!

How to Make Homemade Mascarpone Whipped Cream

You’re going to need heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and, of course, your mascarpone cheese. I usually add powdered sugar to my regular whipped cream to help stabilize it and it also helps stabilize this whipped cream. That said, the mascarpone itself also stabilizes the whipped cream so if you wanted to, you could totally leave out the powdered sugar and you’d still have a perfectly stabile whipped cream. I definitely recommend the powdered sugar, at least in some part, to sweeten the cream. Delish!

In my regular mascarpone whipped cream, I use vanilla extract, but you could definitely add other flavorings as well. I’ve used almond extract before too and it was amazing!

And the mascarpone cheese is obviously what makes this whipped cream what it is, but if for some reason you don’t have any on hand you can always substitute cream cheese. It also will stabilize the whipped cream, you’ll just have a little bit different flavor.

Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream! Perfect for frosting cakes, topping cupcakes or even serving with fruit!Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream! Perfect for frosting cakes, topping cupcakes or even serving with fruit!

How to Stabilize Mascarpone Whipped Cream

When making the mascarpone whipped cream, I start by making just the whipped cream portion. Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixer bowl and whip on high speed until soft peaks form. Then you’ll add the mascarpone cheese and whip until it reaches stiff peaks.

  • You’ll want to be sure that the mascarpone cheese is softened so that it incorporates well, but you don’t want it to be too warm. Room temperature can even be too warm if you keep your home warm or it’s summer. I usually take it out of the fridge about 15 minutes before using it so that it softens a bit, but still has a chill to it. Mascarpone is a bit fussy in that it doesn’t hold well when warmed or it’s over beaten. And when that happens, no amount of refrigerating it will thicken it again, so keep it slightly chilled and don’t over beat it.
  • I personally love the BelGioioso brand mascarpone cheese and find it to be super smooth and creamy, but other brands should be fine as well.
  • There’s the option to make a chocolate version of this stabilized mascarpone whipped cream. Just reduce the powdered sugar and add in some cocoa powder and you’ve got your chocolate version! Also delicious and great with everything.
  • As I mentioned before, you can swap out the vanilla extract for other flavors, if you like.
  • The mascarpone cheese can be replaced with cream cheese, if you don’t have any on hand.

Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream! Perfect for frosting cakes, topping cupcakes or even serving with fruit!Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream! Perfect for frosting cakes, topping cupcakes or even serving with fruit!

I seriously can’t even fully describe in words just how good this stuff is. You really just need to make it for yourself and give it a try. I have no doubt you’ll love it! Eat with some fresh fruit, which is amazing this time of year, or try on one of these desserts where I’ve used it. It stays stable for days – even weeks, though I wouldn’t necessarily let it sit for that long. It works wonderfully as a whipped cream, frosting, for piping or anything else you can imagine!

Recipes to Use Mascarpone Whipped Cream With:

Berry Mascarpone Layer Cake
Mini Berries and Cream Puff Pastry “Cakes”
Lemon Mascarpone Layer Cake

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Recipe

Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream

  • Author: Life Love and Sugar
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 3 cups of cream 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream is my favorite homemade whipped cream recipe! It’s perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes, topping pies, eating with fruit – or even just by the spoonful!


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Ingredients

STABILIZED MASCARPONE WHIPPED CREAM

  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 3/4 cups (86g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz (226g) mascarpone cheese, softened but still chilled*

STABILIZED CHOCOLATE MASCARPONE WHIPPED CREAM

  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1/2 cup (58g) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (29g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz (226g) mascarpone cheese, softened but still chilled*

Instructions

1. Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixer bowl and whip on high speed until soft peaks form. If making the chocolate version, also add the cocoa.
2. Add the mascarpone cheese to the whipped cream and whip until stiff peaks form. It will happen fairly quickly.

The mascarpone whipped cream will stay stable in the fridge for several days, even for a week, though it won’t remain as fresh. If you are going to use it to frosting something, I would suggest using it right away so that it maintains its texture well. Once it’s piped or spread, etc, it’ll stay put and nice and fluffy.

*I prefer to use the mascarpone cheese when still chilled, but soft, so that it’ll in corporate well, without chunks. The warmer mascarpone cheese is, the more likely it is to soften to the point that it won’t firm up well again and can make too soft of a frosting. I like to take it out of the fridge about 15 minutes before using so that it softens a bit, but is still cool.


Notes

You can leave out the powdered sugar (or reduce it) and still have stable whipped cream, since the mascarpone also helps to stabilize the whipped cream. The flavor is fairly different though (not sweet) without the sugar.

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Enjoy!

Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream! Perfect for frosting cakes, topping cupcakes or even serving with fruit!

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83 Comments
  1. Julie

    Hi Lindsay, I was wondering if you had any chocolate cake recipes that used stabalized chocolate whipped cream? I’ve made some of your other recipes using the stabalized whipped cream and I loved them, so much better than American buttercream. My son will be turning 5 next month and requested chocolate cake with chocolate frosting so I immediately turned to your site but wasn’t finding any with that type of frosting. Thanks!

  2. Anita Hancock

    Your site would be better if when you print the recipe you just get the recipe not all of the other things printed on the pages I like your site but just wish I could just print the recipe I want thank you

    1. Lindsay

      I guess my site just got better then! There’s already a print button that does just that – it’s right within the pink recipe card. Click on that and you get just the recipe. Thanks!

      1. Terri

        Overall very good but I’m wondering if the larger amount of sugar should go with the chocolate recipe? I found the vanilla recipe way too sweet. Next time I will add only a 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.   Then I think it will be a keeper!! 

  3. Karen

    I don’t personally know you, but I feel as though we are soul sisters! Your recipes are all To Die For, and the way that you write about them sends me to the kitchen as soon as I finish reading 🙂 In making the mascarpone whipped cream frosting, I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong and why my frosting would break– until you mentioned not letting the mascarpone get too ‘warm’! Thank you, thank you, thank you for being so amazing, and one million blessings to your precious boys!!

    1. Lindsay

      Thanks so much Karen! I’m so glad to hear you enjoy the site and recipes and that this post helped you figure out a problem that was plaguing you!

  4. AnnM

    Lyndsay: I’ ve been looking for a filling for my lady locks (clothes pin) cookies that does not separate. Do you think this would be a good option?

    1. Lindsay

      I had to google those cookies – I’ve never heard of them, but they sound tasty! This filling should be fine, you’ll just want to keep it refrigerated.

    1. Lindsay

      Definitely taste is the biggest thing. Consistency and also texture are different too. Mascarpone cheese is softer and has a less creamy texture to it.

  5. Vanessa

    I have been using the recipe from your Berry Mascarpone Layer Cake since you posted it. Before that I used a cream cheese whipped cream I found a couple of years ago, but I love the Mascarpone way more. This is my absolute favorite. I use it for my Oreo cake and add pulverized oreos to it too. Thank you!

  6. Aureline Hedgepeth

    Mascarpone cheese is not readily available in my country, the Philippines. I’ve been wanting to make Tiramisu and other recipes that require use of this ingredient. Your Stabilized Mascarpone Whipped Cream recipe suggest use of cream cheese if mascarpone is not available. What is the ratio of cream cheese to mascarpone. Ex. If recipe calls for 1 8-oz. mascarpone, can I use 1 8-oz. cream cheese? Would appreciate your reply. 

    Bdw, I’m a collector of your recipes and I’ve tried your recipes like The Outrageous Chocolate Creamcheese cake, and your Baileys Poke cake. They are a hit with my family and friends. 

    1. Lindsay

      Yes, it’s just a 1:1 swap so 8 oz of mascarpone would be 8 oz of cream cheese. The flavor is definitely a little different, but it works well. I’m so glad to hear you’ve enjoyed the other recipes! Thanks Aureline!

    2. Erin

      You can make mascarprone cheese very easily. 1 quart heavy cteam 1/4. Teaspoon of tartaric acid. Heat cream in double boiler to 180 degrees take off stove let cool some and add tartaric acid. Let the cheese sit for 12 hours before serving. If you dont have tartaric acid you can use lemon juice. Just look it up on internet you will find many recipes.

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