Sweetened whipped cream, also known as Chantilly cream, is the perfect addition to any dessert. Here’s how to make whipped cream from scratch.
Making whipped cream is one of those basic cooking skills that pay off big time. Not only does homemade whipped cream taste better than the kind you squirt out of a can, it will also save you money to make your own whipped cream instead of buying it. And it’s so easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making it all along!
Basic Chantilly Cream Recipe
You may sometimes see whipped cream referred to as chantilly cream, and the two are pretty much interchangeable. Chantilly cream is whipped cream that is sweetened and flavored with vanilla. The name comes from the French term for this recipe, creme Chantilly, since whipped cream originated in the town of Chantilly in France.
You can use this homemade Chantilly cream as a filling for layer cakes, as a frosting, as a topping for pies and tarts (try it with strawberry pie in the summer or pumpkin pie in the fall!), or pair it with fresh berries for a simple summer dessert!
- Heavy cream – The cream should be very cold; don’t take it out of the refrigerator until you’re ready to start the recipe.
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
How to Make Chantilly Cream
1. Combine Ingredients
Add the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar to a large mixing bowl.
Use an electric hand mixer to whip the cream until soft peaks form, about 4 to 5 minutes. (If you have a stand mixer, you can use that with the whisk attachment.)
Cover the bowl and refrigerate until you’re ready to use.
Hint: Chill your beaters and the bowl before starting this recipe, especially if your kitchen is warm. Cold is key!
How to Store Homemade Whipped Cream
Store whipped cream in an airtight container in the coldest part of the refrigerator (usually this is towards the back) for 2 to 3 days. You can also freeze this recipe for 2 to 3 months and let it thaw in the refrigerator before using.
What is the difference between whipped cream and Chantilly cream?
Technically speaking, whipped cream could be sweetened or unsweetened—it’s simply cream that’s whipped. Chantilly cream refers only to sweetened whipped cream.
How do you make Chantilly cream fast?
Using very cold cream and a cold bowl and beaters will help you make whipped cream a little bit faster.
Can I substituted whipping cream for heavy cream?
Yes, you can use whipping cream or heavy whipping cream to make whipped cream.
Recipes for Pairing With Chantilly Cream
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- Add vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl along with the cream and sugar. Whip until soft peaks form, about 4-5 minutes.
- Cover and refrigerate until needed.