Summer Berries on a Cloud of Chantilly Cream

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Sweet ripe fresh berries nestled in airy clouds of Chantilly cream. Simple, yet elegant. This is a lovely light and romantic dessert that's gorgeous served in pretty dessert glasses or a glass trifle dish, strewn with pink rose petals.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced (or fresh berries of your choice)
  • 8 fluid ounces whipping cream, well chilled
  • 2 tablespoons your favorite liqueur (try Madeira, Sherry, Amaretto, Grand Marnier or Limoncello)
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted (confectioner's sugar)
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract (or 1/2 teaspoon rose water)
  • 1 cup sponge cake, cubes (optional)
  • chocolate curls, to garnish (or lemon curls or sliced almonds or pink rose petals)


  1. In a chilled bowl with chilled beaters, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken.
  2. Add the liqueur, icing sugar, and extract, whipping constantly until soft peaks form. Do not over-beat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Right before serving, alternately layer the fresh berries with the Chantilly cream, and the cake cubes (if using) in dessert glasses or a trifle dish.
  4. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a berry.
  5. Garnish with your choice of chocolate or lemon curls, sliced almonds or pink rose petals, as desired.