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Russian Cream with Fresh Fruit

February 12, 2016

Looking for a Valentine’s Treat that isn’t going to totally weigh you down? This is a stunning and delicious dessert that is light and super fresh.

I absolutely LOOOVE fresh berries with my dessert, so obviously I am a big fan of this cream.

My favorite part is that the cream isn’t too overly sweet, it let’s the sweetness of the berries have their time in the limelight. 

Yet it offers the most cool, silky, creamy back drop for the sweet berries. AH! It’s just so good. You’re going to love it. 

It’s also stunning. A super important part of any Valentine dessert. When you make it you can spoon it into pretty individual cups before putting it in the refrigerator to set. 

This dessert is light and totally fresh with the addition of fruit added to the top. It will make your Valentine's Day one to remember!

We have absolutely no plans that I know of for Valentine’s Day. 

But if all we do is have this cream for dessert it will be a huge success. 

When we were first married I had much higher expectations for things like Valentines’ Day, anniversaries and birthdays.

Now I’ve just gotten to the point that if he even remembers then we go ahead and call that a win.

Mr. T isn’t exactly what you would call, “super romantic”. 

But, he doesn’t ask me what I’ve been doing all day when he comes home from a long day of work and I’m sitting on the couch in my pajamas surrounded by piles of laundry and toys and dishes. 

Sometimes he just walks to the freezer and hands me some ice cream. 

I’ll take that over romance any day. He’s a keeper, fo sho.

This dessert is light and totally fresh with the addition of fruit added to the top. It will make your Valentine's Day one to remember!

Russian Cream with Fresh Fruit
This cream is one of my favorite light desserts. The cream isn't overly sweet, letting the berries have their sweet time in the limelight! It's the perfect balance!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 3/4 cups heavy cream
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  4. 2 cups sour cream
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 2 cups fresh berries (or however much you want!)
  7. Sprig of mint, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized sauce pan, mix together cream, sugar and gelatin. Heat gently over low heat until the gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Fold in the sour cream and add vanilla. Pour into goblets and chill in the refrigerator until set, at least one hour. Top with your favorite fresh fruit.
Notes
  1. I like to make this the day before, and let it chill overnight, then top with fresh fruit and mint right before you serve it. That way you can spend more time with your Valentine!
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This dessert is light and totally fresh with the addition of fruit added to the top. It will make your Valentine's Day one to remember!

Happy Valentine’s Day, peeps!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Laura | Wandercooks February 13, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Yum this sounds incredible and I love that the cream is not too sweet to allow the fresh berries to shine! P.S. Anyone that hands out ice cream without prompting is a keeper! Whatever you guys get up to, hope you have an awesome Valentine’s Day. 🙂

    • Reply taythurston February 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      It’s the perfect dessert! Haha! Yeah… he’s pretty awesome. Just wait until you hear about how today has actually gone… I’ve never loved the dude more.

  • Reply Renee February 13, 2016 at 3:39 am

    This looks delicious! I love creamy decadent desserts, especially on special occasions. The berries just take it over the top.

    • Reply taythurston February 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks Renee! I love fresh fruit on my desserts.

  • Reply Valentina February 14, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I love everything about this — the creamy texture, the gorgeous berries, and simply how fresh it is. A total hit! Happy valentine’s Day!

    • Reply taythurston February 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you, as well!

  • Reply Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun February 14, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I have heard of Russian cream. It sounds tangy and delicious!

    • Reply taythurston February 14, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      It is definitely both of those things. Thanks Jillian!

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