Swedish Creme Recipe
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Swedish Creme Recipe

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This thick and creamy dessert is my interpretation of my mother’s recipe for Swedish “Krem”. It has just a hint of almond flavor and looks spectacular with bright-red berries on top. Serve it in glasses to match the occasion. —Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 440 calories, 32 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine cream and 1 cup sugar; cook and stir over low heat until a thermometer reads 160°(do not allow to boil). Stir in gelatin until completely dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in extracts. Cool 10 minutes. Whisk in sour cream. Pour into eight dessert dishes. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Just before serving, lightly crush raspberries; gently stir in remaining sugar. Spoon over tops. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Swedish Creme Dessert in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p37

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"I absolutely love this recipe. Easy to make and unlike any other dessert I have made. Glad I tried this recipe when I saw it in the magazine."

Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"This recipe was so different and it caught my attention. I'm really glad it did because it was definitely something special. Rich and delicious and not really that hard to make."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"This is delicious and creamy, and could be served with any type of fruit or topping. Be sure to start stirring the minute you add the gelatin and stir thoroughly. I poured it in, then a few seconds later started stirring, and discovered after it had chilled that there were little gelatin pieces that hadn't dissolved well, so I'll be sure to stir quicker and longer after adding the gelatin next time. Yummy!!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"Made this the other night. Cut recipe in half to see if I would like it before making full batch. WOW! Right up my alley. It was so good I am making enough to give my 12 co-workers a shot at it."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"I've been making this dessert since it was printed in Taste of Home about 15 yrs ago.

A chocolate version can be made by adding cocoa powder too taste.
Not caring a lot for the taste of raw raspberries I use strawberries, blueberries or blackberries.
I always double the recipe because this is just way too delicious to serve in less than 1 cup portions"

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