Clotted cream is a rich, thick, sweet cream with a consistency similar to that of soft butter. It’s historically associated with Britain and is also referred to as Devonshire/Cornish cream. Speaking of recipes with clotted cream, imagine fresh scones, rich slices and delicious desserts! Here are 2 sensational recipes with clotted cream for you to try.
1. Strawberry Ice Cream
Clotted cream makes an excellent base for ice creams and this homestyle recipe can be made using a few simple ingredients.
The best part is that you don’t even need an ice cream maker! It can easily be made using a freezer-proof container.
Strawberry Ice Cream
- large mixing bowl
- electric whisk
- Food processor
- 250 g Strawberries washed, hulled and halved
- 2 x 227 g Clotted cream tubs
- 125 g Castor sugar fine
- 250 ml Milk full-fat
- 2 Eggs large
- Big by whisking the eggs in a large bowl until they’re frothy and light. Slowly add the sugar and continue to whisk for 2-3 minutes or until well combined.
- Add the milk and clotted cream to this mixture and whisk again.
- Transfer this mixture to a freezer-proof container. Freeze it for 3-4 hours. Whisk again until smooth before freezing again for another 3 hours. Repeat this process 3-4 times, then freeze until semi-solid or for 2 hours.
- Add the strawberries to a food processor and blend until semi-smooth with some larger pieces for texture. When the ice cream has started to freeze but is still soft, fold in the strawberries to give a rippled effect. Transfer to the freeze-proof container and freeze until solid.
- At the time of serving, remove it from the freezer and keep it aside for 5-10 minutes to soften it a little. Garnish it with a few mint sprigs or strawberry slices.
2. Vanilla Fudge
We all love fudge but finding the perfect recipe that balances the sweetness, is creamy and moorish isn’t easy.
Surprisingly, with the right recipe, you can easily make delicious fudge at home using only four ingredients.
What’s more, is that it can be made in half an hour and makes for a wonderful present for special occasions!
- large pan
- Wooden Spoon
- cake tin
- 2-3 drops Vanilla extract
- 100 g Golden syrup
- 275 g Golden caster sugar
- 227 g Clotted cream tub
- Put the syrup, sugar and cream in a large pan over low heat. Gently stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Stir constantly, increase the heat to medium and let the mixture come to a boil. Continue to boil the mixture for 10-15 minutes until it reaches 118°C on the sugar thermometer.
- If you don’t have a thermometer, simply drop a few drops of the mixture into a glass of ice-cold water. It’s done if it rolls into a small ball. However, if it just dissolves, continue to boil it on medium heat.
- Remove the pan from the heat before adding vanilla extract. Beat using a wooden spoon until thick and begins crystallising around the edges (it generally takes 10 minutes).
- Pour this fudge in the prepared tin and keep aside to set.
- Core into squares when warm and serve immediately or store in a cake tin for up to seven days.
- If you’re gifting it, tie up each piece in small cellophane bags and tie up the ends using colourful ribbons.
These recipes with clotted cream make up for indulgent desserts that are loved by people of all ages.
They can be made in a jiffy which means they’re excellent dessert options for parties and family dinners.