This Swedish Cream Recipe is a thick and creamy dessert. Fresh taste. Achieve easy elegance for your next Holiday or party.
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Swedish cream is a mixture of sour and fresh cream, is akin to crème fraîche, and much quicker to make.
What is Swedish Cream?
Swedish Cream is a dense custard-type dairy dessert. It is a cross between a panna cotta and a crème brulee without all the extra work. There is no need for baking or using a blow torch.
Just heat to 160 degrees Fahrenheit and cool. That’s it.
Delicious Holiday or Party Dessert
This thick and creamy dessert is a cross between pudding and ice cream. It is creamy, a little sweet with just a hint of vanilla and almond. Pair this with berries on top.
Serving Ideas for This Creamy Dessert
This recipe is from my daughter. She has made it for Mother’s Day a few times now. It pairs well with everything else she makes for my brunch. Any Holiday or family gathering would be the perfect occasion to serve this to your guests.
How about a special event at work? Bring it in a larger container with fresh fruit on the side. Let the people serve themselves. Bet you get asked for the recipe…
Just look at the photo. Smooth and creamy – almost like ice cream. Add some berries or chocolate even and have a wonderful dessert that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Dress up the dessert by serving it in a fancy glass or cup to match the occasion.
Make this Rich and Creamy Dessert Ahead of time
Often, our to-do list during the Holiday or any other part planning occasion is very long. Help take the pressure off the day of the event. This can be made up to three days ahead of time. Once cooked, portion into serving container. The day of, place the fresh fruit on top and serve.
Simple Ingredients for a Fresh Dessert
Just six simple ingredients plus the fruit. Whipping cream, sugar, gelatin, sour cream or yogurt, vanilla and almond extract.
Serve this with seasonal fresh fruit or a fruit compote. Just scrumptious.
Make sure to use a thermometer to tell when the mixture is warm enough.
When adding the gelatin, sprinkle on the top and immediately whisk the mixture until dissolved. If this is not done, the gelatin will wither clump or it will leave a grainy texture in the cream.
How Long with this stay fresh
Store covered or in an airtight container up to five days. It will last longer without the fruit topping than with. Sometimes the fruit will juice over the cream after it sits for a bit. Therefore, I store the fruit and Swedish Cream separately until I am ready to serve.
Simple Swedish Cream
- 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Cup granulated sugar
- 1 Envelope Unflavored gelatin
- 2 Cups Sour Cream
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tsp. Almond Extract
- 1-2 Cups Fresh Berries Can be strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or any other fruit you wish.
- In a large saucepan, combine the heavy whipping cream with the sugar. Cook and continuously stir over low heat until a thermometer reads 160 degrees Fahrenheit. DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL.
- Remove from heat. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top of the mixture and immediately whisk until the gelatin is dissolved. Approximately 2 minutes to be sure.
- Stir in vanilla and almond extract. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in the sour cream. Divide into 8 dessert cups and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
- Add cut up fruit just before serving. Turn a cute cup into a cute dessert cup.
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