Swedish Creme

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
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


  • 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 sour cream
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries


  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 8 dessert dishes. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Just before serving, lightly crush raspberries; gently stir in remaining sugar. Spoon over tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 440 calories, 32g fat (21g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.