Swedish Cream Recipe (2024)

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Silky decadent Swedish Cream with Berry Compote and Strawberry Roses – A dreamy treat for Valentine’s Day, or any other day you want to make people smile!

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You have no idea how much I love Swedish Cream.

More thanlatte art. More thanchocolate. More than birthday week month. More than my bestpair of boots.

Swedish Cream (i.e. Swedish Krem, or Creme) is a veryveryspecial treat that I only discovered when we moved to Asheville, North Carolina.

No, there’s not a strong Swedish cultural representation here in Asheville, that I know of. And in all honesty, I’m not entirely sure if this is an authentic Swedish dessert (so no hate email please.)

I can only tell you I remember theexactmoment I tried Swedish Cream ten years ago. Where I was, what I was wearing, and who I was talking to… that’s the sort of impact it left on me.

A mind warp moment of sugary bliss, forever imprinted on my memory.

There is a bakery here in Asheville, calledWell-Bred Bakery, which is one of the best bakeries in the region. (Again, no hate mail please.)

Just over 10 years ago I sauntered into their first location and was forever changed by these little cups of dense dairy goodness, topped with a berry compote.

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What Ingredients You Will Need

For the Swedish Cream:

  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups sour cream

For the Berry Compote:

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries or frozen
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries or frozen
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin about 2 1/2 teaspoons
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
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So What is Swedish Cream Exactly?

My best explanation is that, if creme brûlée and panna cotta had a genetically perfect baby, it would be called Swedish Cream.

It’s a rich custard-like treat with smooth tangy sweetness. A touch of gelatin is added to give it stability.

The Swedish Cream is then covered with a fresh berry compote, so that you dip down through the berries into pure dairy ecstasy with each and every bite.

Not only that, Swedish Cream is ridiculously easy to make.

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How to Make This Swedish Cream Recipe

Pour the heavy cream and sugar into a sauce pot over medium heat. Stir and watch. Once the cream is almost to a boil, remove from heat and quickly whisk in the gelatin. Then stir in the extracts and salt.

Allow the mixture to cool for 5-10 minutes. Then whisk in the sour cream, one cup at a time. Once smooth, pour the mixture into 4-ounce ramekins or plastic cups. (These plastic cups are great for taking to parties.) Place the cups on a large rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate.

For the Berry Compote:

Remove the stems from the strawberries. Place all the berries, gelatins, sugar, and salt in a large sauce pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil and allow the mixture to simmer and cook down for 5-10 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to crush the berries, for a smoother consistency. Allow the berry compote to cool for 10 minutes. Then spoon a layer of berry compote over each Swedish Cream cup and place it back in the refrigerator. Chill for at least 2 hours. Then cover until ready to serve. Garnish each cup with a strawberry rose if desired. (Video tutorial above.)

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The only thing that could possibly make them any better is a fresh pretty strawberry rose on top!

Strawberry roses are an easy and elegant garnish for desserts and salads. With just a few easy incisions you can turn a bright blushing berry into a beautiful flower.

Choosing the right berries for strawberry roses is the most important task. Make sure to select bright red strawberries that are short and round, not long and thin.

Check out our video for a short strawberry roses demonstration.

This Swedish Cream Recipe would make a marveloustreat for Valentines Day!

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Check the printable recipe card below for this dessert prep time, total time, and nutrition facts including calories, carbohydrates, protein, cholesterol, and sodium percentages.

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Swedish Cream Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes minutes

Amazingly smooth Swedish Cream Recipe. Classic “Swedish Krem” or “Swedish Creme” with a vibrant berry compote on top.

Servings: 20 +

Ingredients

US CustomaryMetric

For the Swedish Cream:

For the Berry Compote:

  • 4 cups strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin about 2 1/2 teaspoons
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  • Pour the heavy cream and sugar into a sauce pot over medium heat. Stir and watch. Once the cream isalmost to a boil, remove from heat and quickly whisk in the gelatin. Then stir in the extracts and salt.

  • Allow the mixture to cool for 5-10minutes. Then whisk in the sour cream, one cup at a time. Once smooth, pour the mixture into 4-ounce ramekins or plastic cups. (These plastic cups are great for taking to a parties.) Place the cups on a large rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate.

For the Berry Compote:

  • Remove the stems from the strawberries. Place all the berries, gelatins, sugar and salt in a large sauce pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil and allow the mixture to simmer and cook down for 5-10 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to crush the berries, for a smoother consistency. Allow the berry compote to cool for 10 minutes. Then spoon a layer of berry compote over each Swedish Cream cup and place back in the refrigerator. Chill for at least 2 hours. Then cover until ready to serve. Garnish each cup with a strawberry rose if desired. (Video tutorial above.)

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 381kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 89mg, Sodium: 87mg, Potassium: 163mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 995IU, Vitamin C: 20.8mg, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Swedish

Author: Sommer Collier

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