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!

Cupid's Cloud...A Valentines Day Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries (see notes)
  • ½ cup sugar
Instructions
  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 ½ 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)
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!
Have an inspired day!

Yummy Linking:  Home Stories AtoZ, Chef in Training, The Winthrop Chronicles, Delightful Order, Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, Whipperberry, Funky Junk Interiors, Your Homebased Mom, What’s Cooking with Ruthie

Comments

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

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

  3. This is beautiful! What a great dessert.

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

  5. How beautiful! I love the raspberry flecks :)

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

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

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

  9. mmmmm…delish! Making it!

  10. mmmm I’m making this next Thursday – thanks :)

  11. yum!! pinned

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

    Natasha @ http://www.serenityyou.com

  12. Beautiful! And delicious …. perfect for Valentines Day!! I’d love to have you come and share at Super Saturday Show & Tell today :) xoxo~ Ruthie http://whatscookingwithruthie.com

  13. Looks and sounds delicious!

  14. Hey Joanna!

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

    xoxo

  15. 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 http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    I pinned it and shared it on fb. New follower and I know I will be back!
    xoxo
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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

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

  18. 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!

  19. Hi,
    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.

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

  21. Thanks for coming to party with me … You were featured!! Stop by to grab a featured button :) xoxo- Ruthie

  22. This is so pretty! And sounds delicious. :)

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

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