Fluffy Cloud Mashed Potatoes


Welcome to a bowl of pure comfort – our Fluffy Cloud Mashed Potatoes. These potatoes are whipped to perfection, creating a light, airy texture that melts in your mouth. Infused with buttery richness and a hint of creaminess, they are the perfect side dish for any meal, especially holiday feasts.

Fluffy Cloud Mashed Potatoes

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings and Size

  • Servings: Serves 6-8 people
  • Serving Size: 1 heaping scoop


  • Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered (2 kg or 4.4 lbs)
  • Unsalted butter (1/2 cup or 113g)
  • Heavy cream (1 cup or 240ml)
  • Salt (1 teaspoon or 5g)
  • Ground white pepper (1/2 teaspoon or 1g)
  • Optional: Fresh chives, finely chopped, for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • Boil Potatoes:
    • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water.
    • Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to simmer. Cook until the potatoes are very tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Warm Cream and Butter:
    • While the potatoes are boiling, gently heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan or in the microwave until the butter is melted.
  • Drain and Mash:
    • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
    • Using a potato masher or ricer, mash the potatoes until smooth.
  • Add Cream and Butter:
    • Gradually mix in the warm cream and butter.
    • Season with salt and white pepper. Adjust to taste.
  • Serve:
    • Transfer to a serving bowl. If desired, garnish with chopped chives.
    • Serve warm and enjoy!

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Potato Choice: Russet potatoes are ideal for their fluffy texture.
  • Consistency: For creamier potatoes, add more cream or milk.
  • No Lumps: For super smooth potatoes, use a potato ricer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make these ahead of time? Yes, reheat in the microwave or oven, adding a bit of cream if needed.
  • Can I use a different type of potato? Yes, but the texture may vary. Yukon Gold potatoes are a good alternative.
  • How to store leftovers? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.