Whipped cream dessert is something almost everyone loves. This Berry whipped cream dessert is rich, creamy, and sweet and topped with absolutely mouth-watering reduced fruit topping. It’s one of the best heavy whipping cream desserts you’ll ever try!
I’m going on record right now as saying that this delicious Creamy Berry Dream dessert recipe is one of the best desserts of any kind that you’ll ever have. The best thing about heavy whipping cream desserts is how light and creamy they are. It sounds counter-intuitive but heavy whipping cream actually becomes light, airy, and absolutely pillowy when you whip it enough.
It’s a dessert that’s perfect any time of year. In the spring, its light texture and berry topping just scream “spring is here”. Later, it becomes a cool, delicious treat on a hot summer or fall day. Finally, when the holidays roll around, this berries and whipped cream dessert is the perfect addition to any holiday celebration. This really is an all-purpose treat that is perfect for any occasion.
There are never any leftovers when I make this for my family or for a pot luck or other get-together. It’s always a winner with everyone, and there never seems to be enough to satisfy the crowd, no matter how much I make. At this point, I and everyone else have just come to accept that, as a great poet once said, nothing gold can stay. That’s okay because you’ll always leave them wanting more.
Creamy Berry Dream is So Easy and So Good
The best part about many heavy whipping cream desserts is how easy they are to make. Most of them involve simply whipping and folding ingredients together to create a light, fluffy sweet treat. This delicious Creamy Berry Dream is no different. It only takes a few ingredients to create this lush, decadent dessert, and it takes next to no time to make it. This makes for a dessert that you can make any time, whether it’s for a special get-together or simply an easy weeknight splurge.
Creamy Blueberry Dream Ingredients
When I say this berries and whipped cream dessert only takes a few ingredients, I’m not kidding. You only need 6 ingredients to make the entire dessert. That includes the berry topping. It doesn’t get much easier than that. If you do any amount of cooking at all, you’ll probably already have most of these ingredients on hand already. You may or may not have heavy whipping cream in your fridge, depending on how much you use it, but it’s always available in your dairy section. To make this king of heavy whipping cream desserts you’ll need.
- Fresh Blueberries
- Lemon Juice
- Heavy Cream or Whipping Cream
- Icing or Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
Making Creamy Blueberry Dream
Making this delicious, creamy dessert is just as easy as the simple ingredients that it’s made with. It only takes a few minutes on the stovetop to create the berry topping, and the whipped cream base is even easier to make. Here’s all you have to do.
Combine the blueberries, lemon juice, sugar, and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the blueberries begin to break down and the juices boil and thicken – about 5 minutes. Then, remove the berries from the heat and transfer to a small bowl placed within a larger bowl of ice water. After that, simply stir occasionally until the mixture is cold. That’s all there is to it.
We use blueberries and raspberries most frequently with this dessert because I seem to have an endless supply every summer. We’ve also used blackberries and strawberries, too, with amazing results. I try to use fresh berries with this berry whipped cream dessert, and any heavy whipping cream desserts that use fruit for that matter, but in a pinch, frozen berries will work, as well. YOu just have to watch the amount of water you add and allow the berries to simmer a bit longer.
In any case, no matter what kind of berry you use or whether they’re fresh or frozen, to make this amazingly easy sauce, you won’t be disappointed. It’s so delicious and goes so well with so many other desserts besides this berries and whipped cream dessert, I frequently have some of this sauce in my fridge.
Whipped Cream Base
If you thought the berry topping was easy, take a look at making the whipped cream base. It’s really so simple. Combine your cream, sugar, and vanilla, and then whip until stiff peaks form. Then, fold in about ⅓ of the blueberry sauce. That’s it. After that, it’s just a matter of serving it up. Divide the whipped cream between 4 dessert dishes and spoon the remaining sauce over the tip. See? Simple.
Berry Whipped Cream Dessert Tips
As I said, this Creamy Berry Dream dessert is one of the easiest and most delicious desserts you’ll ever make. In fact, it’s deceptively easy. What does deceptively easy mean? Well, it means that there a few things you have to pay attention to if you want to create the best possible berries and whipped cream dessert. These are little tips that make a big difference in your final product.
Fresh vs. Frozen Berries
While fresh or frozen berries will work in this recipe, you have to approach cooking them a bit differently. When berries are frozen their texture and the way they cook up change, so you’ll have to change your approach accordingly.
If you’re using fresh berries, do exactly what I mentioned above. Combine all the ingredients in your saucepan, simmer until thickened, and then cool in a bowl in a larger bowl with ice water.
Things are a bit different if you’re using frozen berries. To start, you’ll heat the berries and sugar in the saucepan until they start to defrost. At that point, you’ll add lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. When working with frozen berries, you rarely have to add water to this mix.
Sauce That’s Too Thin or Too Thick
Sometimes, our sauce doesn’t come out exactly like we thought it would. Maybe we added too much water. Maybe we didn’t add enough. In either case, it’s an easy fix.
If your sauce is too thin, make a quick slurry of 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of cool water and add it to your sauce while it simmers.
If your sauce is too thick, simply add a little water. Add about 1 tablespoon at a time while the sauce simmers until it reaches the desired consistency.
Make the Most of Your Berry Sauce
When I make the berry sauce for my Creamy Blueberry Dream, I always make extra – usually a lot of it. Why would I do that? I’m glad you asked. It’s because this berry sauce is absolutely delicious and so versatile. You can use it to top so many things, and it makes everything it touches so much more delicious. Here are just some of the things that this berry sauce works well with.
- Bread Pudding
- Cream Cheese
- Ice Cream
- Cottage Cheese
- French Toast
This is just a sample of all the ways you can use this berry sauce. So be sure you always make extra berry sauce when you’re making your berries and whipped cream dessert!
Serving This Berries and Whipped Cream Dessert
This dessert is so simple and so decadently delicious, it doesn’t need anything fancy. To serve it up, simply spoon it into a nice glass dessert dish. That’s it!
Storing This Berry Whipped Cream Dessert
There are two parts to this. Storing the berry sauce and storing the whipped cream portion. Each of these components will last for different amounts of time and can be stored differently.
Berry sauce itself will last for up to 5 days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. For longer storage, use an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag and store this sauce in the freezer for quite a while. Remember to remove as much air as possible so it doesn’t get freezer burn.
This Creamy Berry Drem, like all heavy whipping cream desserts, can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You cannot freeze this recipe. Freezing and thawing causes separation, and it’s just not good.
Reheating the Berry Sauce
While the sauce for this recipe is delicious at any temperature, if you made extra when you made your berry whipped cream dessert, you’ll probably want to reheat it at some point. It’s an extremely simple process to do this whether you’re heating it from refrigerated or frozen. Simply put some of the sauce in a saucepan and heat slowly. You can also microwave the sauce to heat it up. Be sure to taste test it after it’s heated up to see if it needs more sugar, water, or lemon juice.
Berry Whipped Cream Dessert FAQ
Before you go, let’s go over some important points to be sure everything is peachy – or in this case, berry – keen when you make your Creamy Blueberry Dream.
Q: Can I use other berries?
A: Absolutely. Any berry works well with this dish.
Q: Can I use frozen berries?
A: I prefer to use fresh berries whenever possible for a richer flavor, but frozen berries work. It’s all about preference.
Q: Are there differences between cooking fresh and frozen berries?
A: Yes. If you use fresh berries, simply follow the directions. However, if you’re using frozen berries, you’ll have to cook them with sugar until defrosted first and then add the other ingredients. You’ll also have to use some cornstarch to thicken, but you won’t have to add water.
Q: What else can I use the berry sauce for?
A: You can use the berry sauce for this whipped cream dessert for so many things! It’s great over breakfast items like pancakes, waffles, crepes, and French toast, and it’s a dream over ice cream or bread pudding. Refer to the berry sauce section above for even more options.
Q: How long will this whipped cream dessert last?
A: This dessert will keep in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for about 3 days.
Q: I made extra berry sauce as you suggested. How long will it keep?
A: The berry sauce will keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for a couple of months.
You’ll Love This Berry Whipped Cream Dessert
Lets’ face it, all heavy whipping cream desserts are delicious, but this Creamy Blueberry Dream dessert is the kind of all of them. This rich, decadent berry whipped cream dessert is so light, fluffy, and full of sweet berry flavor, everyone in your family will be begging for more. And that’s the best thing you can ask for in a dessert. Give this one a try, and I’m sure you’ll find that it quickly becomes a family favorite.
Creamy Blueberry Dream
- 2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries or both, washed and picked over, or 1 pint
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered or icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cold water so cornstarch doesn't dissolves easily
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- In a small saucepan, combine blueberries, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and 2 tablespoons water.
- Combine cornstarch and water. Stir until dissolved and add to berry mixture, if desired.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until blueberries begin to break down and juices boil and thicken, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and transfer to a small bowl. Place bowl in a larger bowl of ice water, and stir mixture occasionally until cold.
- In a separate bowl, combine cream, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla.
- Beat until stiff peaks form.
- Fold in ⅓ cup of the blueberry sauce.
- Carefully stir until blended.
- Divide among 4 dessert dishes, and spoon remaining sauce over tops.
- Serve immediately.
- Enjoy every bite!