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?”

sea salt close up

Hell yeah! A little goes a long way—that touch of salty really brings out the sweet in other foods.

Berries with Salted Whipped Cream

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



  1. Place metal mixing bowl and beaters or whisk in the fridge to chill for at least 20 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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? 


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