How to make Chantilly Cream

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Chantilly Cream or whipped cream is trendy in the preparation of desserts. It is so delicious and practical that foodies use it almost every day, allowing many possibilities. 

Find out in this guide how to make Chantilly Cream step by step!. Remember to have your kitchen siphon at hand!

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What is Chantilly Cream made of

To prepare Chantilly Cream, you mainly need whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar. Ideally, it should be whipping cream with at least 35% fat content. You can either find it in big supermarkets or regular grocery stores nearby. In some countries, whipped cream appears as crème fraîche

As for its temperature, we recommend keeping it in the fridge between 2 and 4 degrees. If you do not have cold whipping cream by chance, you can put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes to give it a touch.

Vanilla or another flavoring

It is essential to use flavoring in the whipped cream. A favorite one is vanilla, which people commonly use in liquid or powder form. It dissolves quickly and does not affect the structure. 

Other flavors such as lemon, orange, cinnamon, and coconut, are also a good idea. It is a matter of taste, but vanilla is one of the most common dessert flavorings and fits very well with whipped cream.


The other essential ingredient for making whipped cream is sugar. You can use icing sugar instead of regular sugar because there are no grains. 

How do you make Chantilly Cream in a simple step-by-step?

Once we have the ingredients at hand, we need the following proportions:

  • 300 grams of whipping cream 35% mg.
  • 125 grams of icing sugar
  • One tablespoon vanilla flavoring

Ready the proportions? It is time to follow the steps of the recipe:

  1. Place the cold cream in a bowl and put it in another bowl with water and ice.
  2. Whip without the sugar
  3. When the cream is half whipped, add the sugar and vanilla.
  4. Continue beating until you get a thick texture. 

Once you have obtained the chantilly, you can put it in the siphon to start decorating the sponge cake or whatever excellent base you have prepared aside.

Tip: Be careful with whipping too much! If you beat the cream too much, it will turn yellow, so you will get vanilla butter instead of chantilly cream, which is not what you want. Do it slowly and measurably. 

It is also imperative to stick to the amount of whipped cream you need. You don’t want to waste it! However, if you are a private cook or professional chef and need to make more amounts of Chantilly Cream, feel free to prepare as much as you want.

How long does Chantilly Cream last?

After your mix is ready to use, you can store it in the fridge for up to two days. After this time, it may leak water and not look the same. You can also set it in the freezer for 3 to 6 months to extend its shelf life.

Read this blog and discover how to make a cream that remains firm.

What is the difference between cream and Chantilly Cream?

There are indeed some preparations that have a remarkable similarity or even taste. Therefore, it is common to ask whether cream and chantilly cream (whipped cream) are the same. Let us clarify it for you: they are not!

The cream is obtained by mixing milk fat, milk, and sugar. In other words, the traditional whipped cream. On the other hand, Chantilly – also known as Chantillí – is a mixture of meringue and buttercream. No more mysteries. You have to stir it well until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

They can be differentiated by taste and texture since Chantilly is pastier, mousse-like, and sweeter than cream. Choosing one or the other is a matter of taste, but it is essential to know that they are different fillings.

Clear enough for you to make your own whipped cream? If so, get your utensils in line and start preparing your favorite sweets at home. 

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