Spanish Cream Recipe on Food52

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Spanish Cream

August 20, 2019
3 Ratings
Author Notes

It’s astonishing that a handful of simple ingredients could be transformed into this elegant dessert that is so rich in flavor and yet so light in texture—but that is the magic of the pudding our family calls Spanish Cream. Divine on a warm night, it will end any dinner party with a happy sigh. - CarolineStoll —CarolineStoll

Test Kitchen Notes

This is a lovely dessert. It's really simple to make and so light it just floats off the plate. The combination of beaten egg whites and gelatin give it a texture that's firm and easy to cut, but still airy and not dense. It would be fantastic in the summer with fresh berries. —Arathi

  • Serves 12
Ingredients
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 packets Knox plain gelatin
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Pour 1 quart milk over 2 envelopes of gelatin in a large saucepan and heat to lukewarm, about 5 minutes over low heat.
  2. Separate eggs.
  3. Whip yolks with electric beater, gradually adding sugar, until light lemon color. Then pour eggs and sugar into milk in pan. Turn heat up to medium high and stir constantly until almost at a boil. Take off heat, add vanilla and set aside.
  4. Whip egg whites until stiff, and fold them into milk until mixture is smooth.
  5. Pour into 13- by 9-inch pan and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares and serve on lovely plates.
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    10 Reviews

    Liz December 26, 2019
    Love this recipe! My grandmother used to make and turned out just as remembered. It is very light and creamy. Delicious!
     
    Daniel S. January 2, 2019
    My Mom made this as a special treat. layered over an inch or so of unsweetened strong coffee gelatin. A heavenly combination, God rest her soul!
     
    TTT February 26, 2011
    This is the most fabulous dessert! We made it tonight and it was a huge success! LOVE it!
     
    lapadia February 25, 2011
    Love this....love your picture, too!
     
    The G. February 25, 2011
    I tried this recipe out and it's amazing. Thanks for sharing.
     
    Sheila S. February 24, 2011
    Looks delicious and elegant - can hardly wait to try it!
     
    skiwaman February 24, 2011
    mmmmmmmm, yummy in my tummy
     
    Sagegreen February 24, 2011
    Looks divine!
     
    Luz628 February 23, 2011
    Each bite is an experience in paradise!!! paradise exists on this original Spanish Cream!!
     
    Luz628 February 23, 2011
    Genuine and exquisite flavour!!!