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creme celeste

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Carol Zahn
Highlands Ranch, CO

This is a very elegant dessert, especially for Christmas dinner. It is bright white and with red fruit and a sprig of mint makes it perfect. You don't have to tell anyone it is easy to make.

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This flavor combination is perfect in this recipe. It's so light and creamy. I did use the Kircsh and loved it. I also used a raspberry sauce as my fruit garnish. Carol is right... this is a very impressive dessert. Your guests don't need to know how easy it is! Would be a lovely way to end a special date night dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 6 or depending on how you serve it
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creme celeste

  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    gelatin, unflavored
  • 3 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    kirsch (optional)

How To Make creme celeste

  • 1
    Combine sugar and cream in a saucepan and cook until sugar is dissolved. Soften gelatin in cold water and stir into cream mixture. When gelatin is thoroughly dissolved beat in sour cream with a wire whisk. Beat only until mixture is thoroughly blended and smooth. Flavor with kirsch.
  • 2
    Pour into lightly oiled 2 cup mold or you can use custard cups or ramekins. Chill for 4 hours then unmold and serve with your favorite fruit.