20 Desserts for Whipped Cream Fanatics

Because is it really dessert if it’s not topped with the white fluffy stuff?

This wouldn't be the first time we've sung the praises of heavy cream and its many superpowers when it comes to transforming dishes savory and sweet. But without a doubt, its ability to aerate into a fluffy, rich cloud and make our favorite desserts more beautiful and more delicious is cream's greatest talent. No pre-whipped version can hold a candle to the results of whipping it yourself by hand or a machine, or even in a jar flavoring them. And if you make it from scratch, you have a chance to infuse whipped cream with flavorings, or even booze. These 20 delicious ideas use whipped cream to take a dessert over the top.

Lemon Chiffon Pie
Lemon Chiffon Pie
Chiffon pie involves a sweet-tart lemon mousse topped with whipped cream. Get the recipe for Lemon Chiffon Pie »Grant Cornett
Chocolate Ginger Chess Pie
Chocolate Ginger Chess Pie
A decadent mix of chocolates and ginger ups the ante on a classic Southern pie. Get the recipe for Chocolate Ginger Chess Pie »Andrew Ingalls
Blackberry Flummery
Blackberry Flummery
This sweet pudding-like dessert from Sickles Market in Little Silver, New Jersey, gained popularity in the United Kingdom during the 17th century. You can discard the solids after straining the berries, but we love eating them on top of it along with freshly whipped cream. Get the recipe for Blackberry Flummery »Farideh Sadeghin
Norwegian Wafer Cookies (Krumkakes)
Norwegian Wafer Cookies (Krumkakes)
These Norwegian wafer cookies, eaten across Scandinavia during the Christmas season, are light and crisp and perfumed with cardamom. They're made like waffles on a special griddle that imprints an intricate design, and then they're rolled and filled with whipped cream. Get the recipe for Norwegian Wafer Cookies (Krumkakes) »SAVEUR
Butterscotch Budino
budino
This creamy caramel-like pudding has become a Los Angeles classic. Get the recipe for Butterscotch Budino »Matt Taylor-Gross
Chestnut Pudding with Nutmeg Whipped Cream
Chestnut Pudding
This pudding takes the best part of a traditional mont blanc—the chestnuts—and dispenses with the fussy meringue, so you can enjoy chestnuts in all their toasty glory, with no distractions. Get the recipe for Chestnut Pudding with Nutmeg Whipped Cream »Matt Taylor-Gross
Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream
Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream
Browned butter accentuates the flavor of earthy walnuts and a sour cream topping offsets the richness of the filling for a balanced, delectable dessert. Get the recipe for Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream »Andrew Ingalls
Classic French Banana Cream Pie
Classic French Banana Cream Pie
This nearly forgotten recipe comes to us from the beloved Ships Diner in Los Angeles that closed in 1995. The whipped cream filling doesn't require any cooking—no custard here—while some slices of banana and toasted almond add texture and flavor. A fast, easy-to-make pie from a bygone era that deserves a comeback. Get the recipe for Classic French Banana Cream Pie »Wes Frazer
Almond Cheesecake with Macerated Strawberries and Mint
Almond Cheesecake with Macerated Strawberries and Mint
Ground almonds add body and flavor to this creamy Swedish cheesecake, topped with clouds of whipped cream and ripe strawberries macerated with fresh mint. Get the recipe for Almond Cheesecake with Macerated Strawberries and Mint »Farideh Sadeghin
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)
This classic, German, cherry-filled chocolate cake, a masterpiece of cherry brandy-soaked pastry engineering, improves the longer it sits. This recipe first appeared in the 2012 SAVEUR 100 with the story Black Forest Cake. Get the recipe for Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake) »Todd Coleman
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Chocolate Pudding Pie
My mom, Ellendean, would occasionally surprise me with this creamy chocolate pie when I came home from school, then watch as I devoured a quarter of it while watching "M*A*S*H" reruns. —Keith Pandolfi Get the recipe for Chocolate Pudding Pie »Helen Rosner
Cranberry Chiffon Pie
Cranberry Chiffon Pie
Fresh or frozen cranberries make the base for this tart custard pie. Get the recipe for Cranberry Chiffon Pie »Andrew Ingalls
Banana Split
Banana Split
There's no denying the appeal of a classic banana split—ice cream, bananas, whipped cream, plenty of flavored syrups, and maraschino cherries. Get the recipe for Banana Split »Christopher Hirsheimer
Raspberry Tart with Lemon Curd Whipped Cream
Raspberry Tart with Lemon Curd Whipped Cream
Light, flaky, and slightly tart, this dessert has a beautiful presentation. Get the recipe for Raspberry Tart with Lemon Curd Whipped Cream »Arthur Meehan
Banoffee Pie
Banoffee Pie
An irresistible British dessert, banoffee pie has its share of fanatics on this side of the pond, too. Banana slices, sticky toffee, and whipped cream are arranged in layers over a cookie-like crust, resulting in a dense, cool treat. Get the recipe for Banoffee Pie »Maxime Iattoni
Black Forest Cherry Torte
Black Forest Cherry Torte
This German dessert got it right by combining two of our favorite ingredients—chocolate and cherries! Get the recipe for Black Forest Cherry Torte »Brooke Slezak
Calvados Hot Toddy
Calvados Hot Toddy
This variation on a toddy combines calvados, a French apple brandy, with hot cider for a drink that's autumn in a glass. Get the recipe for Calvados Hot Toddy »Laura Sant
Berry Pavlova
Berry Pavlova
This recipe for pavlova makes a summery, bright, airy dessert. Get the recipe for Berry Pavlova »Gabriella Gershenson
Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee
Native Dubliner Cathal Armstrong, chef of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, Virginia, recommends using Red Breast or Paddy Irish whiskey in this pick-me-up that's a classic, simple combination of coffee, whiskey, brown sugar, and soft-peaked whipped cream. Get the recipe for Irish Coffee »Todd Coleman
Blueberry Pie Milkshake
Blueberry Pie Milkshake
A scoop of vanilla ice cream and a hefty slice of pie go into the blender together, and out comes the ultimate dessert: A creamy shake with buttery crumbles of pie crust and ribbons of gorgeous fruit filling throughout. Get the recipe for Blueberry Pie Milkshake »Todd Coleman