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Whipped peanut butter is a glossy and thick dessert cream or spread with a fluffy texture like homemade whipped cream out of a dispenser. Eat as is, use it as frosting on cupcakes or cakes, fill pies, donuts, or eclairs, or spread on warm toast. You can even use it to make a thick icing! Whipped peanut butter (especially the Jif brand) used to be commercially available but has been discontinued. Luckily, it is easy to make whipped peanut butter at home using only two ingredients. This peanut butter goes bad quickly because of the cream, but it should be easy to eat quickly, too!
How to Make Whipped Peanut Butter (Quick & Easy Recipes)
The easiest way to make whipped peanut butter requires only two basic ingredients. However, there are other more elaborate recipes too.
Time: 5 minutes
- 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- Electric mixer with a whisk attachment
- Add the heavy cream to your mixer and whip until it starts to firm
- Add the peanut butter
- Whip the cream and peanut butter mixture until fluffy peaks begin to form
- Spoon the mixture into a serving bowl
- Refrigerate overnight so the mixture firms even more, or enjoy as it is
Whipped Peanut Butter Recipes (Step by Step)
Here are two other methods for making whipped peanut butter. These recipes call for more ingredients, but this whipped peanut butter is as delicious as the two-ingredient recipe.
Recipe 1: Sweet Whipped Peanut Butter Cream
One serving of this recipe is enough to frost 24 cupcakes or a three-layer, eight- to nine-inch cake.
Servings: 4 cups
Time: 10–15 mins
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- Electric mixer with a whisk attachment or hand mixer
- For 2–3 minutes on medium speed, whip the peanut butter, granulated sugar, and confectioners’ sugar until fluffy. Alternatively, you can whip the mixture by hand
- Gently scrape the sides of the bowl to involve any unmixed ingredients
- While the peanut butter and sugar combine, gradually add the heavy cream
- Whip until peaks form
- Add the salt and vanilla
- Continue whipping the mixture until the peaks are medium in stiffness (peaks will stand firmly with a slight curl at the top). The mixture should be glossy, light, smooth, and thick
To correct an over whipped mixture (when the mixture separates, becoming curdled or grainy), add one to two tablespoons of heavy cream and gently fold the mixture with a silicone spatula until the mixture is the desired—smooth, glossy, and light—consistency and texture.
Recipe 2: Small Batch of Peanut Butter Whipped Cream
To save time, whip up your peanut butter whipped cream a day or two before baking or decorating your cake, eclairs, or cupcakes.
Time: 10 minutes
- ¼ cup heavy cream, cold
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- Electric mixer with a whisk attachment
- For one minute on medium speed, whip the peanut butter and heavy cream
- Once the mixture thickens add the sugar, vanilla, and optional cinnamon
- Continue whipping for 3–4 minutes until medium peaks form that are firm with a slight curl on top
- Serve and enjoy
How to Make Whipped Peanut Butter Without Heavy Cream
Whipped peanut butter can be made without heavy cream by using olive oil.
- 1 pound smooth peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon Stevia or sugar substitute
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Add the peanut butter to the mixing bowl and whip on low speed
- Add the olive oil and gradually increase the whipping speed
- Add the Stevia and whip the mixture on high until it’s creamy and light
- Use the whipped peanut butter immediately or refrigerate for a firmer consistency
How to Serve and Store Whipped Peanut Butter
Whipped Peanut Butter Dips and Spreads
Whipped peanut butter makes a delicious and simple snack. Eat it as it is, use it as a dip for pretzels, chips, or fruit, or use it as a spread on toast or a fresh bagel.
Whipped Peanut Butter Desserts
Use whipped peanut butter for frosting and piping desserts. Frost, fill, and decorate cakes and other pastries like eclairs, donuts, olive oil brownies, cookies, and pies.
Try whipped peanut butter mouse by scooping into a small dish and topping with dark chocolate pieces and nuts, berries, cocoa powder dusting, sprinkles, fresh fruit, chocolate, or butterscotch sauce.
Turn the whipped peanut butter into a milkshake or hot beverage by adding milk and chocolate syrup (optional), or use as a topping on other beverages like milkshakes, hot cacao, or iced coffees.
How to Store Whipped Peanut Butter
Whipped peanut butter can be stored in the fridge for up to two days in an airtight container or for up to two months in the freezer in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag.
Or refrigerate fresh whipped peanut butter overnight just to firm it up for easier handling.
Whipped Peanut Butter Nutritional Information and Facts
The nutritional information for one serving of the whipped peanut butter two-ingredient recipe is as follows when using a Nutrition Calculator:
|Whipped Peanut Butter|
|Amount/100 grams||% of Daily Value*|
|Total Fat||19.2 g||25%|
|Saturated Fat||8.6 g||43%|
|Total Carbohydrate||4 g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||3%|
|Total Sugars||1.5 g|
|Vitamin D||16 mcg||78%|
|* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. Calories of 2,000 a day are used for general nutritional advice.|
What’s the Difference Between Whipped Peanut Butter and Regular Peanut Butter?
The difference between whipped peanut butter and regular peanut butter is that regular peanut butter is dense and sticks to the roof of your mouth, while whipped peanut butter is airy and smoother in texture. Whipped peanut butter also tastes less peanutty. It can be sweeter depending on how much sugar has been added, or earthier if you add cinnamon to your homemade whipped peanut butter.
Is Whipped Peanut Butter Healthier Than Regular Peanut Butter?
Yes, whipped peanut butter is healthier than regular peanut butter. Whipped peanut butter has fewer calories and less sodium, and nearly half the amount of carbohydrates.
Whipped peanut butter also contains vitamin D and calcium. It has almost the same amount of potassium as regular peanut butter. These minerals and vitamin D promote healthy teeth and bones, support your immune system, and contribute to your cardiovascular health.