Recipes and News

9 Delicious Recipes Using Clotted Cream

Clotted cream is a thick, rich and sweet cream that has a consistency close to soft butter. A cream that has been historically associated with Britain (and is also known as Cornish/Devonshire cream), it is a product of great dairy producers across the world. When it comes to recipes with clotted cream, think delicious desserts, rich slices and fresh scones. Here are 10 delicious recipe ideas using clotted cream. Mmmmm!

Strawberry Clotted Cream Ice Cream


Clotted cream is a great base for ice cream, and this homestyle recipe by Lisa on Sweet 2 Eat Baking throws in fresh strawberries for good measure! It’s a simple recipe that only requires eggs, sugar, clotted cream, milk and strawberries. Not only that, you don’t have to have an ice-cream maker – a freezer-proof container will do. Don’t go past this fresh recipe for a gourmet ice cream experience that will keep you coming back for more.

Vanilla Clotted Cream Fudge

The perfect fudge is hard to come by. The best ones are creamy, balance the right amount of sweetness, and are very moorish. However (and maybe even surprisingly), with the right recipe, it’s really not that hard to achieve the perfect balance. Check out this classic recipe for vanilla fudge that can be made with only four ingredients; clotted cream, caster sugar, golden syrup and vanilla extract. It takes just half an hour to prepare and is great to share or even give as a gift.

Clotted Cream Shortcake

Dan Lepard, a master baker and writer for The Guardian put together a great clotted cream recipe that he says results in a lighter, crisper and tastier shortcake than what you would achieve with any other cream. Top it with strawberries (or any other berries that you prefer) and dig in. Make your way to the article here for the full ingredient list and instructions.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Clotted cream is the magic ingredient for this salted caramel sauce. Dribble it over vanilla ice cream, a brownie, or chocolate cake. Caramel sauce is a great accompaniment to just about any dessert or baked goods. Head over to Lucy Tea Time blog for this recipe, inspired by English tradition.

Chocolate and Clotted Cream Truffles

Half clotted cream and the other half cocoa solids and cocoa powder, this chocolate truffle recipe is as easy as melting the chocolate, chilling it for a few hours and then rolling it in cocoa powder. Mix it up and experiment a little, with additional subtle flavours, like lime zest or even a hint of chili. Truffles are great for a special occasion, a sneaky snack or a gift.

Veal Escalope with Garlic Cream Mushrooms

Why should the dessert recipes have all the fun? Clotted cream can be great in savoury recipes too. This garlic mushroom sauce is held up by the clotted cream, which adds depth and creaminess to this dish. Cook up a restaurant quality dish the next time you are craving beef or veal. Follow this link for the recipe, which will only take an extra 10 minutes to cook up – you won’t regret it.

Cornish Cream Tea

A classic English meal, a Cornish cream tea is a light afternoon tea taken with scones, clotted cream (of course) and jam. Try a quintessential scone recipe from the Cream Tea Society.

Treacle Tart

Fancy a little bit of treacle tart? This recipe by James Martin is a delicious tart that you can whip up in under an hour and serve with clotted cream. Check it out here.

Meringues with Clotted Cream and Strawberries

The classic combination of strawberries and cream makes another appearance with this recipe from Rick Stein, a world famous and award winning chef, presenter and author. He shares a simple 8 step recipe for meringue, which is set off with clotted cream. You’ll only need 4 ingredients for this one: egg whites, sugar, clotted cream and fresh strawberries. And while the prep time is less than 30 minutes, you will need to allow over 2 hours before you can enjoy these. Read more here.

Which is your favourite?

Maybe you didn’t realise just how good clotted cream can be. Choose from caramel sauce, shortcake, treacle, fudge and more and bring to life amazing recipes. Just don’t forget to share.