Chantilly Cream

Chantilly is a sweetened whipped cream, flavored with vanilla or brandy. It takes its name from Chantilly, a medieval French market town just north of Paris, famous for its whipped cream. Chantilly cream and whipped cream are interchangeable when called for in a recipe (they are made exactly the same, one just sounds fancier!).


You can use either plain heavy cream in this recipe or crème fraiche. Because crème fraiche has a slightly tangy taste, it really balances the sweetness keeping the whipped cream from being too sweet. Run the sugar through a food processor or blender to make it superfine, this will allow to to be dissolved completely when whipping up the mixture.


Chantilly Cream
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Serves: 2 cups
  • 1 cup heavy cream*
  • 1 Tbsp superfine sugar
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla or brandy
  1. To make superfine sugar (which dissolves much quicker), run the sugar through a blender or food processor until finely ground.
  2. Combine everything together, stir then let sit for a few minutes so the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Whip until stiff peaks form.
*You can also use crème fraiche in place of the heavy cream



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