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Chantilly cream, or Crème Chantilly, is a delightful concoction of sweetened whipped cream infused with vanilla flavor. Whether nestled within cream puffs, drizzled over fresh berries, or delicately floating atop a steaming cup of hot chocolate, its versatility knows no bounds

With its effortlessly easy preparation, Chantilly cream elevates dishes with an extra layer of flavor, luscious texture, and irresistible appeal, making it a beloved addition to any culinary creation.

Chantilly Cream Recipe | Mean Green Chef

A fundamental kitchen skill that’s easy to conquer, even if you accidentally over-whip your cream, you can salvage it by gently incorporating an extra tablespoon or two of cream.

Chantilly Cream Recipe | Mean Green Chef

Fresh and light, this lovely cream will also take on flavor profiles easily. So if vanilla is a little too vanilla for you, check out these flavor infused whipped creams! 

Chantilly Cream is the perfect filling for our airy Cream Puffs, We also add a little drizzle of Fruit Coulis to add a pop of citrus zing!

Cream Puffs with Strawberry Coulis shown with a sprinkling of powdered sugar on an old blue wooden background

Flavorful Whipped Cream Variations:

  1. Liquor-Infused: Elevate your desserts with a splash of your favorite spirit! Whether it’s the almond richness of Amaretto in Cream Puffs or the subtle kick of Kahlua or tequila, simply whip 1 cup of heavy cream until soft peaks form, then blend in 1 tablespoon powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of your chosen liquor for a decadent twist.

  2. Citrus Zest: Add a burst of citrus freshness to your whipped cream by incorporating zest from oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins, grapefruits, pomelos, or citrons. Whether you prefer a hint or a bold punch of acidity, simply fold the zest into freshly whipped cream for a delightful contrast to any dish.

  3. Ground Spices: Infuse your whipped cream with subtle or bold flavors using ground spices. Experiment with dashes of anise, cocoa powder, cinnamon, or nutmeg to awaken desserts or coffee with aromatic richness. Adjust the seasoning to taste as you blend to achieve your desired flavor intensity.

  4. Cold-Infused Cream: Experience bright and refreshing flavors by cold-infusing your whipped cream with herbs like lavender, rose, thyme, or mint. For example, steep 1 teaspoon of dried lavender in 1 cup of cold heavy whipping cream for 1-2 hours, then strain the cream and beat it in a well-chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Add 2 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar and continue beating until soft stiff peaks develop, creating a delightful topping for fresh berries or any dessert masterpiece.

Chantilly Cream Recipe | Mean Green Chef

How to Make Chantilly Cream

Chantilly Cream Recipe | Mean Green Chef

Chantilly Cream

Chantilly cream, also known as Créme Chantilly is a sweetened vanilla-flavored whipped cream. We love it in cream puffs, adorning fresh berries and floating on hot chocolate! It’s an easy way (super easy way) to add extra flavor, texture, and appeal to nearly any dish. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Mean Green Chef


  • 1 cup (240 grams) heavy whipping cream chilled
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract


  • Chill a glass or metal mixing bowl 
  • Lightly beat the cream in a large chilled bowl with a large balloon whisk, or in an electric beater, until it begins to thicken.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla extract and continue to beat until the cream is very stiff and stands in firm peaks on the beater when it is lifted from the bowl.


  • Best used fresh but can be kept in the refrigerator 2-3 days. 
  • If you have leftovers, place dollops onto a piece of wax paper and freeze. Once frozen through, toss into a freezer bag. Can be safely stored up to 3 months. 
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Creative Recipe Inspiration

Our Cream Puffs are lovingly filled with a luscious vanilla-infused pastry cream, delicately whipped to perfection, creating a harmonious balance of sweetness and richness

Experience the elegance and versatility of our Pâte à Choux Pastry, a classic French creation that embodies both simplicity and sophistication. Perfect for Cream Puffs and Eclairs!

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