Pronunciation: [shan-TIHL-lee; shahn-tee-YEE]

A French term referring to sweet or savory dishes that are prepared or served with whipped cream. Crème chantilly is lightly sweetened whipped cream—sometimes flavored with vanilla or liqueur—used as a dessert topping.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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