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How to make Chantilly cream

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to make Chantilly cream

Whipped or Chantilly cream, the name of the French city it originates from, is a lightly sweetened whipped cream that can be flavoured with vanilla. It is one of the stars of confectionery and pastries and, apparently, was created in France in the seventeenth century. Also, it is also used to add to coffee and in some countries is not sweetened or flavoured. So that you too can prepare it at home, on we tell you step by step how to make Chantilly cream.

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Steps to follow:


First, before making the Chantilly cream , you have to take note that both the ingredients and utensils with which you prepare the whipped cream must be cold. Thus, you can even put them in the fridge for a while so they are very cold and so prevent heat from softening the cream fat and losing consistency.

How to make Chantilly cream - Step 1

Put the cream in a round container and beat it, either with electric mixer or by hand until creamy, airy and firm.

If you want to prepare the whipped cream with whisk or electric beater, you should opt for a container suitable for it.

How to make Chantilly cream - Step 2

Having gained this texture, add the caster sugar stirring constantly to avoid dropping and to achieve the ideal consistency.

Then incorporate the vanilla essence and beat so that it is well integrated. Some people choose not to flavour the cream, as it is entirely optional.

How to make Chantilly cream - Step 3

If you're using Chantilly cream as decoration for cakes and desserts, you can put it in a pastry bag with nozzle and you get a beautifully result. For more cake decorating options, find out how to make fondant with marshmallows or how to decorate cupcakes.

How to make Chantilly cream - Step 4

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  • You can keep the Chantilly cream in the fridge or even freeze.
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