Homemade Clotted Cream


Making your own clotted cream is easier than you might think. With only 2 ingredients, and a little time and patience on your part. A must for your scones!

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Homemade clotted cream
Veronique van Ohmydish

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Published at 2023-06-29, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 30 minutes.

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Updated at: 29-06-2023

30 minutes 6 people Vegetarian recipes
Homemade clotted cream


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  • 500 ml fresh double cream
  • 20 grams butter
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  • medium-sized saucepan with thick base
  • wooden spoon
  • large bowl or dish

Homemade Clotted Cream

30 minutes 6 people Vegetarian recipes

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tip: the most important thing is the type of cream and butter you use. It is best if the double cream contains a high percentage of fat. It is best if both the cream and the butter are of top quality.

Homemade clotted cream
Homemade clotted cream

Making homemade clotted cream – 30 minutes + waiting time

Place the double cream and butter in a thick-bottomed saucepan. Make sure the pan is not too small, because if the surface is too small it will take a long time before the clotted cream is ready.

Heat the cream and butter over low heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. As soon as the mixture is gently simmering, stir it constantly with a wooden spoon. This ensures that the cream does not stick to the base of the pan.

Let the mixture reduce to half its volume while stirring continuously. You will notice that the mixture has already thickened. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and allow it to cool to room temperature. The wider the bowl, the more 'crust' the clotted cream will get.

Put the clotted cream mixture in the fridge overnight, this will make it even thicker. A true classic, and an essential accompaniment to scones!

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Homemade Clotted Cream: frequently asked questions

What is clotted cream?

Clotted cream is a thick, extra rich cream which is enjoyed with scones as part of a cream tea.

How long can you keep clotted cream?

You can keep clotted cream in the fridge for a few days. If you wish to keep it a little longer, it is best to keep it in sterilised glass jars in the fridge.