Summer Berries on a Cloud of Chantilly Cream

READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

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)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a chilled bowl with chilled beaters, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken.
  • Add the liqueur, icing sugar, and extract, whipping constantly until soft peaks form. Do not over-beat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 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.
  • Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a berry.
  • Garnish with your choice of chocolate or lemon curls, sliced almonds or pink rose petals, as desired.
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