I originally got this idea from Dunkin Donuts, of all places. I was out visiting my family over Father’s Day, and after our Sunday-morning yoga class, my mom and I stopped for coffee. She ordered a sweet & salty cold brew.
“Sweet and salty?” I asked.
Apparently the salt was in the whipped cream. “Try it.”
Freaking brilliant! I knew right away I needed to make my own.
Now, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Salt in whipped cream?”
Hell yeah! A little goes a long way—that touch of salty really brings out the sweet in other foods.
Since I really don’t want to know what was in the Dunkin Donuts version to make it so delicious and shelf-stable, I decided to make my own streamlined version at home. Rather than sugar, I love to sweeten whipped cream with maple syrup—it’s how I grew up eating it, and it totally works with the sea salt here.
This whipped cream is the perfect topping for delicious summer berries when you want a fuss-free dessert that’s simple but just a little bit on the indulgent side. I hope you dig this as much as I do.
Berries with Salted Whipped Cream
- Place metal mixing bowl and beaters or whisk in the fridge to chill for at least 20 minutes.
- Pour heavy cream, maple syrup, and sea salt into the mixing bowl and whisk on high for about a minute or until peaks for. Don’t overmix.
- To serve, place a dollop of salted whipped cream over berries.
Do you like sweet and salty flavors together? What’s your favorite summer dessert?