Easy clotted cream recipe ready in 5 minutes to serve with scones, tea time or as a fruit dip. If you’re looking for homemade Devonshire cream, try this recipe!
Next time you’re serving up some fresh scones, don’t forget to include homemade clotted cream. It’s thick and creamy with just the slightest bit of sweetness, almost like unsalted butter. Looking for homemade Devonshire cream? Try this recipe!
What is Devonshire Cream?
You may have heard clotted cream referred to as Devonshire Cream or Cornish Cream. These names are derived from the Devon and Cornwall regions in South West England, where the production of clotted cream is often associated. Clotted cream is a thick cream made by heating full-fat cow’s milk using steam or a water bath to allow the cream to rise to the surface forming cream clots, giving clotted cream its name. Devon cream began as a way to separate the fat from the milk to make butter. During that period, clotted cream and butter were used as methods of preserving milk.
Clotted cream is very time-consuming to make, so that’s why I made this quick 5 minute version!
Why You’ll Love Clotted Cream
Clotted cream is the perfect topping to serve with homemade scones or as a fruit dip! You’ll love the silky smooth texture and pleasantly sweet taste that is barely detectable. It’s the perfect topping to compliment the flavor of your scone without completely overwhelming them. While some people enjoy whipped cream, clotted cream is a British tea-time staple you don’t want to pass up. Especially if you are serving scones. Plus, this homemade clotted cream recipe is super easy to make. Once you have all the ingredients, it only takes a few minutes to prepare!
What’s the Difference Between Clotted Cream and Whipped Cream
Whipped cream is a lighter, fluffier cream. It’s typically flavored with vanilla and is very sweet. Clotted cream is closer to butter in that it is thick and only lightly sweet.
What is the Difference Between Butter and Clotted Cream
The process of creating butter and clotted cream is the main difference between the two. Butter requires churning whipped cream into butter, which is a slow process. While making clotted cream is all about separating milk fat from your cream. Plus, butter tends to be more savory. This clotted cream is much easier and less time-consuming than making butter. Plus, the uses slightly vary. Butter is used for baking, toast, etc. Clotted cream is mostly a topping for pastries and desserts due to its smooth texture and slightly sweet flavor profile.
How to Make Clotted Cream
This is the best-clotted cream recipe. With simple ingredients and virtually no prep time, you’ll have a deliciously creamy spread for your warm scone in no time!
This easy clotted cream recipe is the perfect thing to serve with scones or as a fruit dip at tea time! If you want to enjoy some proper English scones—clotted cream is a must! If this is your first time making clotted cream, you’ll be surprised by how easy it is to make this recipe! You only need 4 ingredients you can find at your local grocery store and a few minutes of prep!
Clotted Cream Ingredients
- Cream cheese
- White sugar
- Heavy cream
Clotted Cream Instructions
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla, using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.
Add heavy cream into the bowl and continue mixing until fluffy and peaks form in the cream. This process takes a few minutes so keep mixing until those peaks form.
Serve immediately, or let the cream cool and keep chilled in the refrigerator if serving later.
What to Serve With Clotted Cream
What can you serve with clotted cream other than chocolate chip scones or pumpkin scones? You can use it to top pretty much any pastry of your liking, as a fruit dip, or use a dollop to top off your ice cream! It’s become a dessert staple in our house. You can even add some to your earl grey for a delicious cream tea or any London fog-type drink.
How to Store Clotted Cream
If you find yourself with leftovers, store your clotted cream in an airtight container or jar in the fridge to enjoy the next day, or keep it for up to 3-5 days.
The thick consistency of this sweet treat is the perfect creamy texture to serve with scones and pastries. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! What types of desserts will you enjoy with your clotted cream? Let me know in the comments below!
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- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup heavy cream
- In a large bowl cream together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer. Add heavy cream into the bowl and continue mixing until fluffy and peaks form in the cream, about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve immediately, or keep chilled in the refrigerator if serving later on.