How to Make Chantilly Cream {Creme Chantilly}

Quick and easy chantilly cream recipe (Creme Chantille), homemade with 3 simple ingredients in 10 minutes. Creamy, fluffy and perfect dessert topping! Also known as sweetened whipped cream.

What is the difference between whipped cream and Chantilly cream frosting?

Whipped cream is typically not sweetened, but Chantilly cream is sweetened although in the United States, both are sweetened. Here, both these terms would be used interchangeably. Check out my Homemade Stabilized Whipped Cream recipe for another similar choice.

How to make easy homemade Chantilly cream recipe from scratch?

  1. Chill– All of your mixing bowl and beaters/attachments in the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Add- Heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and mix until soft peaks form.
  3. Serve– Immediately on top of your desserts. Enjoy!

What to pair with French Creme Chantilly?

Cakes– A nice Vanilla Cake great tastes delicious with this cream, but there are are many options that pair well, including Texas Sheet Cake, Chocolate Raspberry Cake, Pistachio Cake, and Apple Pie Cake.

Cupcakes– This is a great topper for various cupcakes, such as Chocolate Cupcakes, Rainbow Cupcakes, Orange Cupcakes, Vanilla Cupcakes, Strawberry Cupcakes, and more!

Cookies– Chantilly can be used as a dip, topping, or sandwich options for cookies. Some tasty choices to make along with cream include Reese’s Cookies, Key Lime Cookies, or Funfetti Cookies. You can also use as an alternative in Whoopie Pies, or switch out the cream cheese option in Mini Dessert Pizzas.

Pies– Of course this goes perfectly with just about any pie: Pumpkin pie, banana cream pie, cherry pie, cranberry pie, chocolate cream pie, apple pie– you name it!

Crisps and Cobblers- Much like pies, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, Easy Banana Crumble, Apple Crisp, Blueberry Cobbler, and Peach Cobbler will also go great with this recipe.

Breads– Delicious sweet breads like Orange Cranberry Bread, Banana Bread, Sweet Potato Bread, and Chocolate Banana Bread pair well and add an extra dollop of sweetness.

Pancakes– This cream is a great option to go with your morning meal of pancakes. Simply put a lot or a little atop that flapjack for a great tasting combination.

Waffles– I love waffles, whether it’s for breakfast or dinner. My favorite is with fresh berries and creme Chantilly. Just put a dollop on top of your favorite, crispy waffle and you have deliciousness.

More flavor options for dessert topping/ whipped heavy cream topping

Once you’ve chilled everything and mixed the heavy cream and powdered sugar, you can exclude the vanilla extract in place of other extracts or flavoring of your choice, then mix altogether until the soft peaks form.

  • Lemon– Use 1 tsp lemon extract and 1/2 tsp lemon zest.
  • Maple- Mix in 1-2 tbsp maple syrup.
  • Cinnamon- Mix in 1 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • Cookie Crumbs– Mix in 2-3 tbsp of your favorite cookie crumbs, such as Oreo.`
  • Chocolate– Mix in 2 tbsp cocoa powder and increase amount of sugar.Peppermint– Mix in 1/2 tsp peppermint extract.
  • Caramel– Mix in 2 tbsp Caramel Sauce.
  • Peanut butter– Mix in 1-2 tbsp creamy peanut butter.
  • Nutella– Mix in 1-2 tbsp Nutella.
  • Jam– Mix in 2 tbsp jam in desired flavor, such as this Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam.

Tips and techniques

  • All bowls and attachments must be chilled in freezer– Heavy cream must be chilled. Peaks form best when everything is cold. 
  • Don’t over-mix– Because it curdles and turns to butter and that’s not what we’re making here!
  • Cannot use granulated sugar– You must use powdered sugar, because it is lighter, gives a smoother texture, and helps it stay stiff.
  • Sift powdered sugar- Because it removes lumps and makes the overall consistency more smooth.
  • Stabilize frosting with gelatin– Like I do in this recipe. That way it will hold its form better, which is especially important when making cookie sandwiches or decorating a cake.
  • Add more or less sugar– To fit your particular sweet tooth.
  • Use clear extract- Because it will prevent discoloration and you typically want this cream to stay nice and white.


Fridge- Place in the fridge, covered for up to 3 days. It will need to be re-whipped because it will deflate slightly.

Freezer- Do not freeze, because dairy changes texture and will not thaw to the right consistency.

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Easy Chantilly Cream (Creme Chantilly)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Quick and easy chantilly cream recipe (Creme Chantille), homemade with 3 simple ingredients in 10 minutes. Creamy, fluffy and perfect dessert topping! Also known as sweetened whipped cream.
Yield: 2 Cups



  • Chill all of your mixing bowl and beaters/attachments in the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a chilled mixing bowl, add heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and mix with a stand mixer (with the whip attachment) or hand-held electric mixer until soft peaks form. This takes about 5 minutes.
  • Don't over-mix to the point when your whipped cream starts to curdle and begins to turn into butter.
  • Serve immediately on top of your desserts. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. It will deflate slightly and will need to be re-whipped again before serving. 


Calories: 447kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 44g, Saturated Fat: 27g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 163mg, Sodium: 46mg, Potassium: 92mg, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1749IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 447
Author: Abeer Rizvi
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