It’s Friday! Woohoo, the weekend is almost here. This weekend I’m going be topping off some of caffeinated beverages with Whipped Lightning, an alcohol infused whipped cream.
I’ve managed to stumble across a variety of coffee related accessories, add-ons and other randomness, but none that my college aged self would’ve appreciated more than Whipped Lightning.
Sure you could top your coffee with Whipped Lightning after dinner, but I keep thinking that it would’ve made a perfect topping for Jell-O shots (Mr. Cosby, I’m sure would not approve). That being said, I can see many delicious treats featuring Whipped Lightning, iced coffee, hot coffee or espresso.
Introducing Whipped Lightning, a tasty topping that can add flavor to any cocktail, shot or shooter, martini, coffee, frozen drink and even your favorite dessert.
Whipped Lightning is truly whipped cream infused with alcohol. Real dairy cream with natural and artificial flavors combines with grain neutral spirits for a one-of-a-kind alcoholic beverage that’s sure to excite your inner Whipalogist.
Normally, my coffee stays free of creamers unless it’s with dessert when I’m out at a restaurant. There’s nothing wrong with creamers and sugar, but I like the flavors and characteristics of good coffee. I don’t think those flavors need to be hidden. However, I couldn’t resist giving Whipped Lightning a test drive (no actual driving involved).
I did have one concern before drizzling the whipped cream substance on to my coffee. I’ve been eating healthier lately and I like to know what I’m putting into my body. Whipped Lightning is a little fuzzy when it comes to that, only mentioning that it contains grain neutral spirits, with natural and artificial flavors. The artificial part is what made me a little uncomfortable since the ingredients aren’t listed, but it’s a treat and not an every day kind of experience. I decided to not let myself worry about it too much.
As far the the taste, gives what you’re drinking or eating a kick. Each flavor of Whipped Lightning is between 16-18 percent alcohol. When I added too much, all I could taste was the alcohol and not my coffee or dessert. Adding a little less Whipped Lightning and it added a delicious alcohol infused taste to whatever it was topping.
My favorite flavors were German Chocolate, it was filled with a delicious creamy chocolate flavor, Strawberry Love that had a sweet strawberry taste and White Chocolate Raspberry which had a bursty of berry followed by a wave of chocolate.
The other flavors that Maple Grove Products, the makers of Whipped Lightning sent me for review was Amaretto, Caramel Pecan, Chocolate Mint (needed more chocolate flavor), German Chocolate, Hazelnut Espresso and Spiced Vanilla.
There’s probably about a million ways (check out their recipes) that you could incorporate Whipped Lightning into drinks and dessert, but my favorite was using it like a creamer. I added it on top of my hot and cold brewed coffee. For best results, add milk or cream to balance out the taste. (Stay tuned to Facebook, I’ll be posting some of my favorite recipes with pictures on the DSOC page.)
I tried Whipped Lightning on coffee, brownies, and I could see putting it on a wide variety of desserts instead of whipped cream and making hot chocolate more adult.
A can of Whipped Lightning is $9.99 ( and goes up to $12.99 in some markets). You can find it at your local liquor store. To find the closest retailer that carries it, check out their distribution map.
I probably won’t be adding Whipped Lightning to my coffee every night after dinner, but it’s great when hanging out with friends when you want more than just a caffeine kick. Just be sure to go light on it, because of that strong stick.
What do you think of Whipped Lightning? Do you see putting it on your coffee or desserts for an added kick?