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Chantilly Mascarpone Cream

Chantilly mascarpone, also known as mascarpone whipped cream, is a delicious and versatile rich crème that can be served on its own or used in a variety of desserts. This easy cream recipe combines mascarpone cheese, heavy cream (chantilly), maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon for a rich taste and color. The result is a decadent and buttercream-like whipped cream that is perfect as a topping, frosting, or filling for cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more.

A bowl of whipped chantilly mascarpone next to a blue napkin and spoon.
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Why you’ll love this mascarpone cream recipe

  • Quick and easy – it only takes 5 minutes.
  • Versatile base: Flavor it to your taste.
  • Meal-prep friendly: This cream can be easily prepared in advance.
  • Perfect for cake decorating: Stable mascarpone frosting (perfect for piping).


Chantilly mascarpone makes a delicious, creamy mascarpone dip, or dipping sauce that you can make with just a few simple ingredients:

  1. Mascarpone: Mascarpone cheese is the star ingredient in this recipe. It is a soft, creamy cheese that is similar in texture to cream cheese but has a milder, sweeter flavor and high-fat content. Mascarpone is typically sold in small tubs or pouches and can be found in the dairy section of most grocery stores.
  2. Heavy cream: Heavy cream, also known as whipping cream, is called chantilly in French. It is used to give the mascarpone whipped cream its light and fluffy texture. When choosing heavy cream, look for a brand that has a high-fat content (usually around 35%).
  3. Maple syrup: I add 3 tablespoons of maple syrup to the mascarpone whipped cream to give it a rich sweetness and amber color. You can easily substitute it with icing or powdered sugar if you’re after a traditional version of this popular mascarpone topping. The amount of sugar you use will depend on your personal preference, but I suggest around 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.
  4. Vanilla: Vanilla is used to add flavor to the mascarpone whipped cream. You can use either a vanilla pod, pure vanilla extract, or vanilla essence, depending on your preference. My recipe calls for around 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  5. Cinnamon (optional): Ground cinnamon or cinnamon quill extract add depth and extra flavor to this recipe. You can easily omit it but I love how it adds extra warmth and color to the mascarpone whipped cream.


  1. Color: Maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, and cinnamon give this chantilly mascarpone a caramel-like color and rich taste but you can easily substitute the maple syrup with icing sugar and omit the cinnamon to create a classic whipped mascarpone cream. Add food coloring or freeze-fried powders to create a vibrant cream.
  2. Fresh take: Substitute the vanilla with citrus zest for a fresh take on this topping.

Serving Ideas

Chantilly mascarpone is a versatile and delicious topping, icing, filling, side, or dip that can be used in a variety of ways.

Topping for desserts

Filling or frosting for cakes, desserts, and pastries

  • Layer cakes
  • No-bake desserts such as tiramisu or trifle
  • Choux pastry including profiteroles / cream puffs
  • Cream donuts

Dip or side

Try this decadent cream as a side or dip with strawberries, raspberries, or sliced peaches. Serve it as a side with my honey poached pears, cherry brownies, or stewed apples and pears.


How long does mascarpone chantilly last?

You can store whipped chantilly mascarpone in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you are ready to use it again, give it a quick whisk to bring it back to its original texture.

Can I freeze whipped chantilly mascarpone?

No, you can’t. It will lose its texture and flavor.

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A bowl of whipped chantilly mascarpone next to a white ceramic mug, pink napkin and cinnamon sticks.

Chantilly Mascarpone Cream

Caro Jensen
Chantilly mascarpone is a delicious and versatile whipped cream that can be served on its own or used in a variety of desserts. Perfect as a topping or filling.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8 servings
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon optional


  • In a medium mixing bowl, add 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup mascarpone. Mix the two together on low speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
    1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup mascarpone
  • Keep mixing on low and slowly add in 3 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tsp ground cinnamon for another minute.
    3 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Increase the speed to high and mix it for another 1-2 minutes or until soft peaks are forming. Be careful to not overmix it or the crème will be grainy.
  • Serve chantilly mascarpone crème with your favorite seasonal fruit, as a topping or filling for cakes, desserts, and choux pastry.


Cold ingredients: Make sure the mascarpone cheese and heavy cream are cold before whipping. This will help the cream hold its shape and prevent it from melting or losing its texture.


Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 832IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 0.1mg
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