Dark Cherry Amaretto Whipped Cream


Indulge in a luscious and sophisticated dessert topping that perfectly balances the sweet-tart flavors of dark cherries with the rich, nutty essence of amaretto. Our Dark Cherry Amaretto Whipped Cream is the ideal complement to cakes, pies, and even your morning pancakes, adding a touch of elegance and decadence to any dish. Let each bite transport you to a world of delightful textures and exquisite tastes.

Dark Cherry Amaretto Whipped Cream

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 8
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 150
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 1g


  • 250 ml (1 cup) heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) dark cherries, pitted and finely chopped
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) amaretto liqueur
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Cherries: Place the finely chopped dark cherries in a small bowl. Add the amaretto liqueur and let them soak for about 10 minutes to enhance the flavor.
  2. Whip Cream: In a large, chilled mixing bowl, pour the heavy whipping cream. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, whip the cream until it starts to thicken.
  3. Add Sugar and Vanilla: Gradually add the granulated sugar and vanilla extract to the thickening cream. Continue whipping until soft peaks form.
  4. Incorporate Cherries: Gently fold in the soaked cherries and any remaining amaretto liqueur into the whipped cream using a spatula. Mix until evenly distributed, but be careful not to overmix as it can deflate the cream.
  5. Chill and Serve: Transfer the whipped cream to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Chill Your Tools: Ensure your mixing bowl and beaters are well-chilled before whipping the cream for better volume.
  • Avoid Overmixing: Stop whipping as soon as soft peaks form to prevent the cream from becoming grainy.
  • Fresh or Frozen Cherries: You can use fresh or frozen dark cherries, but ensure they are well-drained if using frozen.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use a non-alcoholic substitute for amaretto?

  • A: Yes, you can use a few drops of almond extract mixed with a little water as a non-alcoholic substitute.

Q: How long will the whipped cream last?

  • A: It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Re-whip lightly if it deflates.

Q: Can I use this whipped cream on hot desserts?

  • A: It is best served on cooled or room-temperature desserts to maintain its texture.

Whether topping a slice of rich chocolate cake or a bowl of fresh fruit, our Dark Cherry Amaretto Whipped Cream promises to elevate your dessert experience to a new level of indulgence. Try it today and discover the magic of this delightful creation!