Chestnut Cream


1-1/2 pounds peeled, roasted chestnuts (see Note)
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream, whipped to firm peaks
Garnish: chocolate shavings


In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, simmer chestnuts with milk until soft, about 10 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and bring to a simmer until the sugar dissolves.

Drain chestnuts and puree in a food processor with sugar syrup until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl and chill in the refrigerator until cool, 30 minutes. When cooled, stir in the vanilla, and fold in the whipped cream. Pile in a dish and chill before serving. If you wish, the cream may be garnished with chocolate curls.l


6 servings

Preparation Time

10 Minutes

Total Time

40 Minutes

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