Nigel Slater’s Raspberry Ripple Sandwich

August 14, 2018

Author Notes: This sandwich is a joyously messy experience and nostalgic even if you didn’t grow up in England eating raspberry ripple ice cream (which is vanilla with a raspberry swirl, for the rest of us). The recipe originally comes from Eat, Slater’s book full of simple, narrative recipe ideas, leaving the amounts to your taste and imagination. This mini recipe is adapted slightly from Genius Desserts (Ten Speed Press, September 2018), one of 7 ways to turn a loaf of bread into dessert.Genius Recipes

Serves: you, or people you love
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min


  • Fresh raspberries and any other berries you like
  • Heavy cream
  • Superfine or confectioners’ sugar
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Brioche, challah, or white sandwich bread
In This Recipe


  1. Crush together a mixture of fresh raspberries and any other berries you like with a fork or potato masher. Softly whip heavy cream, sweetening it to taste with superfine or confectioners’ sugar and pure vanilla extract. Fold the crushed berries into the whipped cream, leaving it streaked with berries, then heap the mixture onto toasted brioche, challah, or white sandwich bread. Eat immediately, while the toast is still warm and ripple cold.

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2 Reviews

Chickey August 15, 2018
We were introduced to this type of dessert during the World's Fair back in the 80's. They used Belgian waffles, but any waffle will do. You smash the berries into the holes and top with whipped cream or mashed vanilla ice cream. Very tasty!
Sue B. August 15, 2018
I like the idea of this but would go more berries and less whipped cream can't wait to try it