Cupid’s Cloud…A Valentines Day Dessert

Valentines Day is 10 days away!
It kind of feels like we’ve been surrounded by the day since December 31 doesn’t it?

I love the whole sentiment of Valentines Day, so we do mark the day, but I don’t get too fussy over here.  The hubby gets a card if he’s lucky, hahaha!  I buy store bought Valentines for the kids (gasp), and there aren’t any boxes of chocolate for the big day (the kids get enough at school…I swear Valentines Day seems to have turned into Halloween as far as candy goes).  I do however, stock up on cinnamon hearts but that’s just because they’re the best!

Instead we like to do simple things like have a nice dinner together and celebrate with a little fancy dessert!

This dessert is so perfect for Valentines Day for the whole family.  It feels and looks fancy, but it isn’t!  In fact it will take you less than 15 minutes to make, and you can make it well in advance so it’s ready at dessert time.  No muss, no fuss.  Just a simple & delicious dessert.

It’s sweet, rich, fluffy and bursting with raspberry freshness!
Yum.  Like a little taste of summer sunshine in the middle of winter!

Let’s get started…you are only 4 ingredients to scrumptiousness!

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  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. In a mixer, whip together the whipping cream, 1 tbsp sugar, and the vanilla. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor blend together the frozen raspberries and 1/2 cup sugar.
  3. Once the raspberries have been blended, fold them in to the whipping cream.
  4. Evenly distribute the dessert between 4-5 dessert cups or fancy glasses.
  5. Refrigerate until you are ready to eat them! (see notes)


Things to Note:
- You can make this dessert in the early afternoon of the same day that you are going to eat it. That way it will be ready for dessert when you are!
- You can use any type of fruit that you would like: strawberries, blueberries, mango.
- I like to use frozen fruit for this because it doesn't get pureed down like fresh fruit does. But either type is delicious and works for this dessert.

Recipe from Chef Michael Smith

It doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious!

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Looking for more Valentines Day Ideas?

How about Valentines Day Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Valentines Day Chocolate Chip Cookies  {A Pretty Life}

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Need some ideas for the Valentine Foodie Gal in your life?

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Here are some delicious meal and appetizer ideas for love day!

Valentines Day Recipe Ideas

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Make a cute Valentines Day Light Garland!

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Have an inspired day!

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  • Reply Lori @ RecipeGirl February 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    ohhhh, this is one for my little raspberry loving 11 year old! Nice!

  • Reply Cindy February 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    I do LOVE Raspberries & do have some in the freezer.

  • Reply Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust February 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    This is beautiful! What a great dessert.

  • Reply Angie@Echoes of Laughter February 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    This looks so delish & refresing Jo-Anna! Yummy! Angie xo

  • Reply DessertForTwo February 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    How beautiful! I love the raspberry flecks 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma February 4, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    only 10 days away?! Shoot! Anyway…these look delicious! And so easy to make..double yeay.

  • Reply Wendy February 5, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    great idea for Valentines, looks great, enjoying your website.

  • Reply ali thompson February 5, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    oh my word this looks awesome. love the colors and i’m sure it tastes fantastic. perfect for v-day!

  • Reply Lori February 5, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    mmmmm…delish! Making it!

  • Reply Amber February 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    mmmm I’m making this next Thursday – thanks 🙂

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  • Reply Natasha February 8, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    yum!! pinned

    would love it if you could share this on my link party – Serenity Saturday – which will be live tomorrow from 9am GMT

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  • Reply Ruthie February 9, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Beautiful! And delicious …. perfect for Valentines Day!! I’d love to have you come and share at Super Saturday Show & Tell today 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Reply Ruthie February 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell today… I hope you’ll come back next week to party all over again!! xoxo~ Ruthie

  • Reply Jeni February 9, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Looks and sounds delicious!

  • Reply Glitter Life February 10, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Hey Joanna!

    We featured your dessert on our blog post yesterday!! We can’t wait to make it, it looks so good!!


    • Reply Jo-Anna February 10, 2013 at 7:21 PM

      Thank you SO much!!

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    I love this picture and I know I’m going to LOVE this dessert! I would love for you to share it at my link party at
    I pinned it and shared it on fb. New follower and I know I will be back!
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  • Reply Ashlee February 12, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    I am making this for my valentine and family! So excited. =]

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  • Reply Lyss February 13, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    If made pror to eating would you put in fridge or freezer ???

    • Reply Jo-Anna February 13, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      Hi! Just put it in the fridge, but only for a couple of hours before eating!
      Happy Valentines Day!

  • Reply Nicole February 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    This was easy to make and great….however the sugar granules throughout it take away from the texture. I would cut the sugar in half!

  • Reply Terri H February 14, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I just made this, and loved how simple it was. I tasted it and it is like you said, delicious. My girls will love it. I used frozen strawberries in it, as I already had some in the freezer. Thanks for such a simple, elegant looking desert.

  • Reply Jess February 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    With the vanilla, do you mean to use vanilla extract or from vanilla pods? Thanks.

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    This is so pretty! And sounds delicious. 🙂

  • Reply Rita Maria April 23, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Looks so light and delicious. Thank you for the recipe!

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  • Reply Dee Kevan December 21, 2014 at 4:38 AM

    Absolutely delicious !!! Very quick and easy to make – I added more Raspberries and less sugar, to make it more tart and sharp, lovely after a rich dinner – Dinner guests thought it was so yummy – I served in small wine glasses, with a sprig of mint and a thin almond biscuit on the top 🙂 As it was so yummy and easy to make I am going to try using other types of frozen berries – Thank you for this recipe 🙂

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 22, 2014 at 8:42 PM

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this dessert! It’s just so easy and so delicious isn’t it?! 🙂

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    A quick, easy, delicious dessert! I added a few raspberries and a piece of chocolate on top. Nice to look at, even better to eat!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife February 9, 2015 at 2:53 PM

      Oh the chocolate is a great addition! I’m so happy you enjoyed this dessert!

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  • Reply Joy Hamner February 14, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    I didn’t even pull my food processor out to chop the raspberries, but instead used my Pampered Chef food chopper. The frozen berries were nicely chopped, but not pureed, and added a nice texture to the whipped cream. I’m also on a Keto-genic eating plan, and don’t eat sugar, so I substituted Swerve for the sugar. I’ve also used Stevia before and it is a wonderful dessert, which fits perfectly into my eating lifestyle!

  • Reply Louise February 2, 2016 at 12:05 PM

    Thanks Jo-Anna for posting this. I was looking for a quick easy Valentines dessert for a Valentines dinner I’m having with my Christian Home group. I’m sure it will be a big hit.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife February 2, 2016 at 1:30 PM

      You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Happy Valentines Day!

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