Homemade Chantilly cream is the perfect way for you to impress your guests at your next BBQ and can be used on top of any dessert. We used petite key lime pies for this recipe, but you can use whichever dessert your heart desires!
Last week we did a post on why making homemade whipped cream is so worth your time. Give it a read, find it here.
Things you'll need for the Chantilly cream
1 cup whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Petite key lime pies
Stand mixer with whip attachment
The first thing you'll want to do if you have the time is chill the mixing bowl and whisk in the freezer for 10 minutes. It will whip better if you do this.
The cream will double in size, so if you want 2 cups of whipped cream then you use 1 cup of whipping cream. Make sure the whipping cream is cold before you use it.
Put the whipping cream in the bowl and whisk on medium until it gets foamy (about 1 minute.)
Note: Do NOT whip on high! It will over beat, get grainy, and will deflate faster.
Then gradually add the vanilla and sugar. Then it'll take only about 2 minutes until it gets to soft peak. Some people like to use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar, but we think granulated sugar tastes better.
After the soft peak, it can only take a few seconds to get perfect. Watch it carefully! If you do over beat it, you can add in a little bit more whipping cream and fold it into your already whipped cream. Make sure you fold it over, do not mash it and get rid of the air. You can also do this after your whipped cream has been sitting in the fridge for a few days.
When your whipping cream is done, put it in a piping bag and pipe onto your dessert!
Prepare your toppings. Quarter the strawberries since the pies are small, rinse your berries and ground the pistachios. Put onto of your dessert.
Now you're done!! You have perfect little key lime pies with Chantilly cream.