Russian Cream

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
What a pretty parfait! Layered with fresh raspberries, it's a summertime treat. I'm a veterinarian. My husband, Jim, and I share cooking duties for our family. —Barbara Ulrich, Newark Valley, New York


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • Fresh raspberries and mint sprigs, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. In another saucepan, heat whipping cream and sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is lukewarm. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin mixture until completely dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. In each of four parfait glasses, place a scant 1/4 cupful of cream mixture; top each with a rounded tablespoonful of raspberries. Repeat layers. Top each with scant 1/4 cup of cream mixture.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Just before serving, garnish with fresh raspberries and mint if desired.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 544 calories, 32g fat (20g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.