Cheats Clotted Cream

When you don’t have the time to make proper Clotted Cream, I give you permission to cheat with, Cheats Clotted Cream!

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If you have ever enjoyed a proper afternoon tea, then more than likely you were treated to a buttery cream to dollop on your tasty scone. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of sipping a cup of hot tea while extending your little pinky finger, here’s your chance.

First you should try making these Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Scones using either an Amish Friendship Starter or buttermilk. Next, let’s go make this super easy Cheats Clotted Cream, recipe below,  followed by brewing a soothing pot or cup of hot tea. Coffee will do in a pinch, but for the complete British experience (shy of flying there) let’s get that tea made. Now for one last thing, when drinking your tea out of a dainty cup, do not forget to extend that pinky finger, it’s just not the same if you ignore this bit. And there you have it, a crash course in an afternoon tea.

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The real deal Clotted Cream is a beautiful thing and well worth making, and a treat that I will one day share with you. 😉 For now, I do hope that you enjoy your cuppa tea and oh so tasty scones slathered with this silky, thick and just slightly sweetened Cheats Clotted Cream.


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Cheats Clotted Cream

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

I'm giving you permission to cheat with this Cheats Clotted Cream, perfect for when you don't have time to make the real deal.


  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Scant ⅓ cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbls Confectioners Powdered Sugar, sifted


  1. In a large mixing bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk, pour in the Heavy Cream and whisk starting on slow then turn up to medium speed, whisking for about 2- 3 minutes or until the cream has stiff peaks.
  2. Sift in the Confectioner's Sugar followed by adding in the Sour Cream. Mix until well incorporated and keep covered and chilled until ready to serve up to 7 - 10 days.


Note: If you are having trouble reading the amount for the Sour Cream found in the Clotted Cream, you are to use one-thirds cup Sour Cream.

Cheats Clotted Cream - #WhippedCream - @LittleFiggyFood

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