What’s the Difference Between Chantilly Cream and Whipped Cream?

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If you’ve ever watched the Great British Bake Off and seen contestants making Chantilly cream for cakes and other desserts and been totally confused, you’re not alone.

If you look at Chantilly cream, you might notice it seems a lot like whipped cream, and that would be a correct assumption!

So, why do some people say whipped cream and some say Chantilly?

Chantilly cream is not exactly like whipped cream, but it’s just about the same. The biggest difference between the two is that whipped cream isn’t usually sweetened as much as a Chantilly cream. Usually Chantilly cream has about twice as much sugar in it as opposed to whipped cream, but some may have even more!

However, the preparation is much the same as you just add heavy cream, as much sugar as you like, and vanilla extract into a bowl and whip until soft peaks form.

In terms of use, you can really use these creams interchangeably, unless your recipe specifies for one or the other. But, if you think your dessert needs more sweetness, go for a Chantilly cream. If you feel like it just needs a touch of sweetness and a delicate flavor, whipped cream is the right choice for you.