Whisky dessert – Cranachan a lovely recipe


A whisky dessert is my favourite part of a dinner and it always sounds so easy to combine this with a good whisky. Well it actually is really easy to do so. You might have heard of Cranachan, a lovely Scottish whisky dessert. And there are so many different combinations to be made! You will love this, sweet, sour, crunchy whisky dessert. The only bad thing? You probably will not have enough to satisfy you appetite.

So what do you need to make this dessert? These are the ingredients for 4 servings of your Cranachan whisky dessert:

250ml of cream
8 table spoons of Mascarpone
300 grams of Fresh raspberries (if you don’t have these you can take the frozen ones)
2 table spoons of sugar
2 table spoons of butter
3 table spoons of honey
4 table spoons of oatmeal (good quality not your breakfast type)
2 table spoons of whisky (Bourbon finished worked best, we used Glenlivet Nadura 16 year old)

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (350 Fahrenheit)

This is how your whisky dessert is prepared:

  • Defrost the raspberries if you don’t have fresh ones, otherwise blend the raspberries and sieve through a filter.
    (make sure you have removed the small seeds) set aside.
  • Melt the butter until it becomes brown, add in the sugar and 2 table spoons of honey. Stir a little bit, then turn down the heat.
  • Let the butter cool down a bit (but it should still be fluid)
  • Take a sip of your whisky (very important not to forget that, before you know it the dessert is ready and you still have a full glass)
  • Spread the oatmeal on a non sticky baking paper, poor the butter on top and put in the over for about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on this, it should become a little brown and then it’s finished. Remove tray from the oven and let it cool down.
  • After your oatmeal is cold enough crumble and set aside.
  • Now whip the cream so it becomes thicken, add the Mascarpone, honey and the whisky and stir together.

Now we are almost done creating your whisky dessert, last thing to do; adding everything in your glass. Start with the oatmeal crumble, add in the cream with mascarpone, put some fresh raspberries on top and pour your raspberry juice on top. Add in another layer of the cream/mascarpone and finish with crumble and a touch of honey. To top things off; 2 fresh raspberries and there is your final result:


Cranachan whisky dessert
Cranachan whisky dessert

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