Keto Swedish Cream (egg-free, nourishing, 6 ingredients)
This nourishing Keto Swedish Cream recipe is a creamy, decadent keto dessert for special or regular occasions. It’s egg-free and has just 6 ingredients!
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If panna cotta and creme brulee had a wild love affair, Swedish Cream would be their love child.
Swedish Cream is a delightfully dense dairy dessert. (100 points for alliteration!)
Dairy fat is the #1 ingredient. (Translation: it’s really thick and creamy and silky because fat rocks.)
And, if you use pastured/grass-fed dairy, then you’re serving up a decadent dessert loaded with fat-soluble vitamins, especially K2!
Swedish cream is actually easier to make than both panna cotta and creme brulee.
First, there’s no eggs — yay for egg-free people! Also, yay for not having to worry about scrambling eggs while cooking!
Second, there’s no baking or using a blow torch.
This keto Swedish cream is sort of like making pudding, but with heavy cream and sour cream instead of milk.
It’s a beautifully simple dessert and not too sweet. Perfect for special occasions (because telling guests you’ve made something Swedish just sounds fancy) or everyday occasions, it’s simply a nourishing dessert.
Keto or Not… How to Sweeten Swedish Cream
I haven’t tried this recipe with only stevia. If I were going to do a stevia-only Swedish cream, I would use a liquid stevia extract, like this one.
If you’re not worried about staying sugar-free or low-carb, you can use your favorite whole sweetener. I recommend coconut sugar for a granulated sweetener and raw honey or maple syrup for a liquid sweetener.
If you’re using a granulated sweetener — keto or coconut sugar — make sure the sweetener is totally dissolved before refrigerating and setting the Swedish Cream.
Finally, you’ll notice in the recipe that I call for 1/2 to 1 cup of sweetener. Traditionally, Swedish cream would not be super sweet. We use the smaller amount of sweetener.
If you’re accustomed to really sweet desserts, you may find it necessary to use more sweetener — hence the flexibility in how much I call for in the recipe. 🙂
How To Make Swedish Cream
First, you combine grass-fed heavy cream with sweetener in a saucepan over medium-ish heat.
Once the cream is steaming and almost simmering, sprinkle 1-1/2 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin over the top of the cream and allow it to bloom. (<– Use my coupon code ALLTHETHINGS to save 10% on my favorite gelatin!)
Then, whisk it in until it’s totally dissolved.
Remove the cream/sweetener/gelatin from the heat and stir in vanilla and almond extracts and some grass-fed, probiotic-rich sour cream. My favorite brand is Nancy’s.
Next, divide the cream mixture evenly between small bowls, ramekins, little glasses, whatever cute, individual-sized serving dishes you have.
Finally, refrigerate until set — about 4 to 6 hours.
Swedish Cream is most commonly served with fresh berries or a berry compote on top. However, feel free to serve yours with other fresh fruits, shaved chocolate, or even with a cup of black coffee on the side.
Keto Swedish Cream
This nourishing Keto Swedish Cream recipe is a creamy, decadent keto dessert for special or regular occasions. It's egg-free and has just 6 ingredients!
Add heavy cream and sweetener to a saucepan over medium heat.
When the cream is steaming and almost simmering, sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the surface of the cream, then gently whisk it in until dissolved.
Once the gelatin is dissolved, remove from the heat and stir in sour cream, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
Pour into a large serving bowl or divide evenly among individual serving bowls.
Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, or until set.
Serve with fresh berries or other fresh fruits, fruit compote, shaved chocolate, or plain.
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