Summer is finally here and many people’s fondest summer memories revolve around food; whether that’s an icecream on the beach or a barbecue in the backyard. Many iconic summer meals are based around cream, from strawberries and cream at Wimbledon or a scone and clotted cream on holiday.
Cream is a very versatile ingredient and its richness means it can be used to create a variety of indulgent desserts. If you need some inspiration for your next barbecue or garden party, see below for just three of our favourite cream-based desserts.
The sharpness of rhubarb pairs perfectly with rich cream and this dessert uses minimal ingredients. Simply simmer 450g of rhubarb with four tablespoons of golden caster sugar until tender. Allow to cool, then whip 300ml of double cream and fold in 100ml of Greek yoghurt and the cooled rhubarb. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour and enjoy!
If you’re looking for a showstopper dessert to impress guests, you can’t go wrong with a pavlova. It’s easier to make than you might think, especially if you opt for shop bought meringue. Whip double cream with icing sugar and spread it over your meringue base. Top with fresh fruit of your choice, such as strawberries, raspberries, passion fruit, or mango and pineapple.
Raspberry ripple ice cream
Rich, creamy ice cream is perfectly balanced by the sharpness of raspberries in this classic retro flavour. You can make your own vanilla custard ice cream, or buy a high quality version from a shop if you’re short on time. For the raspberry syrup, bring 500g of raspberries, 50g of caster sugar and three tablespoons of water to the boil.
Gently simmer for eight to 10 minutes then strain the fruit through a sieve and return the juice to the pan. Simmer until the mixture is a thick syrup then leave to cool. Fold the syrup into the ice cream mixture and return to the freezer until set.
If you need the freshest cream for your desserts, get in touch with the experts at Freshways. As the largest independent dairy in the UK, we’re proud to provide a range of wholesale cream products, including single cream, double cream, whipping cream, clotted cream and more. Whether you run a cafe, hotel or restaurant, we’ve got what you need to create delicious cream-based desserts, so give us a call today or contact us online.