How to Make Chantilly Cream

How to make Chantilly Cream

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15 m
Calories: 257
2 people

Chantilly cream is a classic and elegant dessert that has been popular for over 300 years. This delicious cream, also known as whipped cream, is a simple mixture of heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract, whipped until a soft and airy texture forms.

Chantilly cream was invented in the 17th century by chef François Vatel, who worked for the Prince of Condé at the Chantilly castle in France. Originally, it was called 'chantilly cream à la Vatel', in honor of its creator, but over time it simply became known as 'chantilly cream'.

Today, Chantilly cream is used as a delicious accompaniment to cakes, pies, fruits, and other sweet treats. It is easy to prepare at home and can be customized to suit your individual tastes. Some recommendations when preparing Chantilly cream include making sure that the cream is well chilled before starting to whip it. But stay until the end of the article where we tell you more tricks to get it perfect.

So encourage yourself to prepare this delicious and classic Chantilly cream at home, and surprise your loved ones with an elegant and delicious dessert!

Ingredients for How to Make Chantilly Cream for 2 people

  • 1 cup of heavy cream, also known as whipping cream or cream
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, also known as confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, optional

How to make the recipe How to Make Chantilly Cream

  1. Before you start, make sure the cream is well chilled. To do this, you can put it in the fridge or refrigerator for at least one hour before starting to make the Chantilly cream.
  2. In a bowl, add the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract (if using). Mix everything with a spoon to combine the ingredients.
  3. With the electric mixer or hand whisk, start beating the mixture at low speed. Once the cream begins to thicken slightly, increase the speed to medium. Continue beating until the cream forms soft peaks, i.e., it has a medium consistency.
  4. If you want a firmer Chantilly cream, continue beating at medium-high speed until the cream forms harder peaks. Or until it reaches a higher consistency. However, be careful not to beat too much, as the cream can overbeat and turn into butter.
  5. Once the cream has the desired consistency, turn off the mixer and use a rubber spatula or metal spoon to scrape the edges of the bowl and make sure everything is well mixed
  6. Serve the Chantilly cream in a bowl or dish, and garnish with fruit, grated chocolate, or whatever you like the most.

Notes and Tips

Make sure the whipping cream is well chilled before starting to beat it. This will help the cream whip more easily and give it a firmer consistency.

Use a clean and dry mixing bowl. Any residue of fat or water can affect the consistency of the cream.

Use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar. Powdered sugar mixes more easily with the cream and helps the cream become smoother and more uniform.

If you don't have an electric mixer, you can whip the cream by hand with a balloon whisk. However, keep in mind that this will require more time and effort to achieve the same consistency that is achieved with an electric mixer.

For an extra touch of flavor, you can add other spices or extracts instead of vanilla extract, such as lemon zest, cinnamon, or almond extract.

If you want the cream to be firmer, you can add a pinch of cream of tartar or lemon juice to the mixture before starting to whip. This will help stabilize the cream and make it stay firm longer.

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