Sounds fancy huh?
It's actually very easy to make, and it is soooooooo good on, well anything really. I've used it to fill cream puffs, eclairs and even kingcakes. It also works really well as an icing for cakes, although if you are using it as an icing, take care not to over whip it, or it will leave air bubbles all over your cake..... and no one wants that.
Chantilly cream is basically sweetened cream with vanilla. Calling it chantilly just sounds so much nicer. Honestly, I could eat it out of the bowl with a spoon.
Here's what you need to make it yourself at home.
- 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons of powdered icing sugar
What you do is add the cream and vanilla to a bowl.
Mix it on low to medium speed for about a minute or so, take care not to lift the beaters out of the liquid, or you may end up with cream splashed all over the place.
Add the sugar here, after about 30 seconds to a minute, and continue to mix.
Continue beating for a few minutes and you'll notice small peaks starting to form.
Change the speed to high, from this point it takes maybe a minute or less to reach the final stage.
And this is what it looks like! You can use to fill pastries or decorate cakes, it's even good over ice cream, or to top off a milkshake. Now you can impress your friends and relatives with your fancy cream making skills!