I have had this vegan "plant-cream" in my fridge for as long as I can remember and have had absolutely no idea what to do with it! That is, until I started my first week back in the restaurant world. My first day "on the line"consisted of learning one of the restaurant's most popular desserts. The dessert is called a, "Nutella Torte". It is comprised of a Nutella cake, creme anglaise, and Nutella Chantilly cream (yes, it is as good as it sounds).
I was surprised to learn how simple it was to make this Nutella Chantilly cream. Yet, the cream was what everyone was raving about after taking their first bite. My favorite part about this dessert is when someone with a birthday ordered it. The servers would stick a cute little candle right in the center of the cream before they served it (I know right?!).
On International Women's Day, the idea struck me. People at the restaurant loved getting this dessert during their celebration, so why not make my own version to celebrate this amazing holiday?
What is Chantilly cream exactly? Think of whipped cream, and then make it twice as sweet. That is basically what Chantilly cream is. Chantilly usually uses powdered sugar in the mix as opposed to regular whipped cream, which uses smaller amounts of granulated sugar.
What if I don't have dried roses to use for my Chantilly? No worries! This recipe is totally adaptable. If you don't have or can't find dried roses, you can also use rose extract (a tiny amount, about 1/8 teaspoon, or you can use another flavor! Vanilla, hazelnut, peppermint, pretty much ANY flavor works with this. Get creative!
Do I have to make this vegan? NO. Regular heavy whipping cream works perfectly for this recipe as well. Do not worry if you don't have or can't find vegan heavy whipping cream.
Vegan Rose Chantilly Cream
Serving Size: A lot of people
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes
Finely mince the dried rose petals.
Add the rose petals to the cream and let sit for 5 minutes.
Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the rose petals and cream on low for 2 minutes.
Bring the speed up to high and mix until you reach soft peaks.
Add in powdered sugar and bring the speed up (being careful of the mixture splattering outside of the bowl) until stiff peaks form.