Spanish Cream

Snow Cream

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Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

Spanish cream is a delicious white custard that separates as it cools into a fluffy layer on top and a smooth, glassy one underneath. The cream is good on its own, or you can set off its whiteness with colorful fruit.


  • 2 envelopes (about teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
  • cups milk


  1. In a small cup, sprinkle the gelatin over ½ cup of the milk and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Bring the remaining 2 cups milk to a simmer in a heavy nonreactive s