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Raspberries and cream is the perfect no-fuss treat for anyone with a bit of a sweet tooth: fresh ripe berries with hand-whipped sweetened cream.

Raspberries and cream

Mmm, raspberries. We had about six on our raspberry bush this year: which was six more than last year, so we were excited! Since we ate them all immediately, we needed to find another source for summer berries. Luckily, our local produce stand was stocked.

What to do with the raspberries? Since I’m always in the market for a quick and easy dessert, I decided to go with whipped cream – the hand-whipped style. We’ve had some trouble in the past whipping cream with electric implements, ending up with textures from cream soup to butter. But we were surprised to find that hand-whipping was a breeze! It made a beautiful, thick cream that held its shape, even until the next day. For a few whipped cream variations, try our Yogurt Whipped Cream or Coconut Whipped Cream instead!

The combination of the cream and berries was delicious…the perfect way to enjoy the flavor of local berries!

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This raspberries and cream recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Raspberries and Cream

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Raspberries and cream is the perfect no-fuss treat for anyone with a bit of a sweet tooth: fresh ripe berries with hand-whipped sweetened cream.


  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup pistachios, crushed


  1. Place a large bowl in the freezer to chill for a few minutes.
  2. Place the raspberries in a small bowl; sprinkle them with the granulated sugar and stir to combine. Let the berries sit while making the whipped cream.
  3. Combine the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in the chilled bowl. With a large whisk, whip the cream by moving the whisk back and forth quickly (try not to whisk in a circular motion). Whip to your desired thickness. (Tip: Place the bowl in the sink to whip the cream so that it is a bit lower than a table, which makes the whisking motion easier.)
  4. To serve, layer the raspberries, cream and pistachios in small glasses or bowls.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Whipped
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Raspberries and cream, Whipped cream recipe, Sweetened whipped cream, homemade whipped cream

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Just wondered where you found your little wooden crates to put the raspberries in? I need a few of those and would love to find out where you got them at???

    1. These raspberries were actually sold in that crate, sorry! I would think perhaps you could find them somewhere online, though?

  2. Simple and to the point. Need to make a raspberry cream candle video and wanted to tie in a raspberry and cream recipe. This looks yummy and it will do the trick for a quick recipe.

  3. Thanks for the comments, all! It was certainly delicious — and a bit much for one person (that glass was really full)!

  4. I love how you captured the berries up against the glass…and the layering looks beautiful! I love how you can see the trees in the bottom of the glass. What a beautiful photograph. I want one of these in front of me right now!

  5. This looks amazing. Raspberries are my favorite fruit, so I’ve been stocking up on them every time I go to the farmers’ market, since they’re in season. Great idea to make a simple, beautiful dessert like this…might have to try it this weekend!