Cornish Cream Dessert


Cornish Cream Dessert

Velvety Delight: Cornish Cream Dessert

Indulge in the rich and creamy flavors of Cornish cuisine with this delightful Cornish Cream Dessert. Made with locally sourced ingredients, this dessert is a perfect blend of smooth textures and sweet flavors.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Soy-free


Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb


While the original Mexican version of this dessert, Postre de Natas, is traditionally made with condensed milk and cinnamon, the Cornish adaptation focuses on the use of fresh cream and nutmeg. This gives the Cornish Cream Dessert a richer and creamier taste, with a hint of warmth from the nutmeg. The Cornish version also highlights the use of locally sourced ingredients, which is a characteristic of Cornish cuisine. We alse have the original recipe for Postre de natas, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 400 kcal / 1674 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 30g, 18g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 30g, 25g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Salt: 0.1g


  1. 1.
    In a saucepan, heat the fresh cream over medium heat until it starts to simmer.
  2. 2.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. 3.
    Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the simmering cream, stirring continuously.
  4. 4.
    Reduce the heat to low and cook the mixture for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens to a custard-like consistency.
  5. 5.
    Remove the saucepan from heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  6. 6.
    Once cooled, transfer the mixture to individual serving dishes or a large serving bowl.
  7. 7.
    Sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon on top for garnish.
  8. 8.
    Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  9. 9.
    Serve chilled and enjoy the creamy goodness of Cornish Cream Dessert.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Fresh cream — Make sure to use high-quality fresh cream for the best results. Avoid using cream with additives or stabilizers, as they can affect the texture of the dessert.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a twist, you can add a splash of Cornish brandy or rum to the cream mixture before cooking for an extra flavor dimension.
  • To enhance the presentation, serve the Cornish Cream Dessert with a dollop of clotted cream on top.
  • If nutmeg or cinnamon is not to your liking, you can also garnish the dessert with grated chocolate or a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
  • Make sure to refrigerate the dessert for the recommended time to allow it to set properly and achieve the desired texture.
  • For a touch of Cornish tradition, serve the dessert with a side of freshly baked Cornish fairings or shortbread biscuits.

Serving advice

Serve the Cornish Cream Dessert chilled in individual dessert bowls or glasses. For an elegant touch, garnish each serving with a dusting of cocoa powder or a sprinkle of grated chocolate. Pair it with a cup of Cornish tea or coffee for a delightful treat.

Presentation advice

To elevate the presentation of the Cornish Cream Dessert, consider serving it in vintage-style glass dessert bowls or ramekins. You can also decorate each serving with a small edible flower or a mint leaf for a pop of color.