Skip to Content

Simple Swedish Cream

This Swedish Cream Recipe is a thick and creamy dessert. Fresh taste. Achieve easy elegance for your next Holiday or party.

*Post contains affiliate links* for more information please read the disclaimer on the About Us page.

Cream Dessert with Fruit in Cup
Cream Dessert with Fruit in Cup

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.

Swedish Cream in Dessert Cups
Swedish Cream in Dessert Cups

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.

Serving Dessert Family Style at Party
Serving Dessert Family Style at Party
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.

Ingredients for Swedish Cream Recipe
Ingredients for Swedish Cream Recipe

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.

Recipe Hints:

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.

Swedish Cream with Strawberries and Raspberries
Swedish Cream with Strawberries and Raspberries

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 Recipe 1
Pin Recipe
Print Recipe
Save Recipe

Simple Swedish Cream

My daughter's Swedish cream recipe is delicious. She made this for me for my Mother's Day brunch. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful daughter that can cook too.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: Cream, Dessert, fresh, holiday, recipe
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 447kcal

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


  • 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.

text ingredients


  • 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.
    Whisking to Dissolve Gelatin
  • 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.
    Creamy Dessert with Berries in a Cup

Your Own Private Notes





Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1242IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe? Share a photo and tag us — we can’t wait to see what you’ve made! @patternprincess1 or tag #Patternprincess!

A few of my favorite things

The Power of Positivity


If you loved this post, please share. It helps to show me that these types of posts are helpful – thank you!

I hope that you liked this recipe. If you are looking for more ideas on what to make, here are a few other recipes that you may enjoy.

Dessert Recipes
Pie Recipes
5 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.