Quick Fix: An Acceptable Scone Cream

My sister-in-law and I were searching for an All-cream recipe--what you also might call "clotted cream." What we got was a recipe that seemed a little too good to be true. So, we made up our own based on what we saw, and though we were skeptical, we pressed on. After all, we had already bought the scones, so.....

This is nothing anywhere close to clotted cream. No.Where. Close. However, it was sweet and yummy... if you've never had clotted cream, you will like it. Heck if you've had clotted cream, you will still like it. But if you have your heart set on clotted cream, quit while you are ahead. Or, if you've already bought the scones, you may also want to go ahead because this takes about five minutes and is a satisfactory output for those five minutes.

Really simple ingredients going in here: vanilla, confectioners sugar, heavy cream, and sour cream. 

Add the vanilla to the sour cream and stir. Set aside. 

In a standing mixer, or using an electric mixer, pour your heavy cream. Beat on a high speed until stiff peaks form. 

Looking stiff to me! 

Now add your confectioners sugar.... 

...and your sour cream and vanilla. And beat it again. 

Now, at the start when we thought it just might be anything like All-cream, we beat the heck out of this mixture. You can too, it won't hurt it...but 4 minutes will do the trick, really. 

Serve with your scones! We also served with blueberry jam...and some peppermint tea. It's the perfect afternoon delight! 

My sister in law puts hers on the plate and then sort of doubles up on the jam and cream together. Most effective. Also, can we take a moment to appreciate her nail art?

An Acceptable Scone Cream 

Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 4-6 for scones & tea | Difficulty: Easy 
You Will Need:

1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar

Scones (we bought ours in a store)


In a small bowl combine the sour cream and vanilla, set aside.

In a standing mixer or using an electric mixer, add the heavy cream and beat about 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form.

Add sour cream/vanilla mixture and confectioners sugar and beat another 4 minutes.

Serve on scones with blueberry jam and tea. 

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