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 creamsometimes flavored with vanilla or liqueurused 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.