Swedish Creme with Summer Berries

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An uncommon dessert that is sadly not seen much outside of Scandinavia and the Midwest, Swedish crème is worth making at home. A custardy, dense, and tasty dessert that is also super simple and decadent – what's not to like?

For some other similarly textured dessert recipes, why not make this Pumpkin Custard? Or try and make some Easy Tapioca Pudding instead?

Swedish creme and summer berries in glass cups

Swedish Creme with Summer Berries

Swedish crème is a unique custard dessert that is sort of halfway between a crème Brulee and a panna cotta.

However, unlike either of those desserts, this one doesn’t require any of the extra steps to get a recognizable dessert. It is simply a blend of different dairies, some sugar, and a few choices of extracts to make for a delightfully fragrant and fruity dessert.

Pair this dessert with any of your favorite summer berries, like strawberries or whatever fruit is your favorite.  

Swedish creme and summer berries ingredients

Swedish Creme with Summer Berries Ingredients

Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.

• Sour cream

• White sugar

• Plain yogurt

• Vanilla extract

• Orange extract (or Grand Marnier)

• Whipping cream

• Fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

Swedish creme and summer berries in a mixingbowl with spoon

How To Make Swedish Creme with Summer Berries

• In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, yogurt, sugar, vanilla extract, and orange extract

• In a medium bowl, whip the whipping cream until light and fluffy and soft peaks for about 5 minutes

• Slowly fold the prepared whipped cream into the sour cream mixture

• Pour the cream mixture into tall clear fancy dessert dishes and layer your favorite fruits in one or two layers, depending on the tallness of your glasses

• Chill in the fridge before serving

• When ready to serve, top with sliced strawberries, raspberries, or whatever your favorite summer fruits are   

Swedish creme and summer berries in a clear glass

What Kinds Of Fruits Are Good For This Recipe?

Swedish crème is excellent as a sort of template for all kinds of other recipes and desserts, as it pairs super well with all kinds of different fruits.

The basic, most simplistic fruit for this recipe would definitely be strawberries – they have the most summer-forward flavor profile, and their relatively low liquid content ensures that strawberries won’t mess up the overall texture of the dish.

However, don’t feel totally limited to strawberries – any fruit that screams “summer” to you would work well.

Some blueberries would be really good here, as would some really ripe orange slices cut into wedges.

If you have a few more exotic fruits like kumquats or dragon fruit, they would also work really well. As long as it has a lot of tasty sweetness and doesn’t overwhelm the consistency of the Swedish crème with juice.

Swedish creme and summer berries three in a row

Which Is Better – Orange Extract Or Grand Marnier?

Just like a lot of other similar recipes, we call for either some orange extract or to use some Grand Marnier liquor instead.

The reason for this is because Grand Marnier is basically just orange extract dialed up to 11, alongside some other contrasting flavors and a good amount of alcohol.

However, don’t let the alcohol put you off – a lot of really delicate and delicious flavor profiles are only alcohol soluble. In fact, most regular orange extracts are actually a tincture, meaning that they are slightly alcoholic on their own.

If you had the choice, you should definitely go for the Grand Marnier, but orange extract will definitely work in a pinch.

Looking for more delicious Dessert recipes? Try these out:

Strawberry Puree

Raspberry Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Happy Cooking

Love,

Karlynn

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Swedish Creme with Summer Berries

A custardy, dense, lightly sweet and tasty dessert that is also super simple and decadent – what's not to like?
5 from 2 votes
Swedish creme and summer berries in glass cups
Prep Time
15 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
Swedish
Servings
4
Calories
659
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Orange Extract (Or 3 TBSP Grand Marnier®)
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries cleaned, hulled and sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl combine the sour cream, yogurt, sugar, vanilla extract, orange Extract (or Orange Liqueur.)
  • In a medium deep bowl, whip the whipping cream until light and fluffy and soft peaks form- about 3-5 minutes.
  • Slowly fold the prepared whipped cream into the sour cream mixture.
  • Pour the cream mixture into tall clear fancy dessert dishes and layer your favorite fruits in 1 or two layers depending on how tall the glasses are.
  • Chill in the fridge before serving.
  • When ready to serve, also top with sliced strawberries, raspberries or your favorite fresh summer fruit! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can also shave chocolate curls on top for a little extra garnish!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 659kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 55g, Saturated Fat: 34g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 172mg, Sodium: 65mg, Potassium: 345mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 2146IU, Vitamin C: 44mg, Calcium: 186mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Ruth Ridgway says

    approximately how many 4oz servings does this make,if I’m serving 8 people do I need to double the recipe?

  2. Shirley says

    Why are there so many different and kinds of fats, carbs, fibers and proteins in the nutritional information? I can’t decide which to use to count my points!

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