Recipe: Almond Cream


Almond Cream

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert for Mother’s Day, this simple Almond Cream is perfect! It only takes a few minutes to make, requires no skill in the kitchen, and tastes like a special occasion! I like to serve it with raspberries, but any fresh berries, stone fruit or even a compote will compliment the light almond flavor.


Especially if you are serving a rich dinner, Almond Cream is a dessert that is light and will satisfy your sweet tooth without leaving you feeling stuffed.

Almond Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 7 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 C

Almond Cream


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 C cold water
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 C half & half
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • Raspberries (or other fruit)


  1. In a 4-Cup glass measuring cup (or a microwavable bowl) sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand for 5 minutes
  2. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until gelatin dissolves (this won't take more than 2 minutes)
  3. Add sugar and stir until dissolved
  4. Stir in half & half and almond extract
  5. Pour into six 1/2-cup serving dishes
  6. Chill at least four hours
  7. Before serving, top with raspberries, mandarin oranges, blueberries, cherries or your other favorite fruit

Recipe: Raw Brownies

Raw Brownie

Raw Brownie

After all those healthy salad recipes, I was ready for some dessert! These raw brownies fit the bill without being too unhealthy.

They are gluten-free and paleo, but not too sweet. My husband was not a big fan, but I think they are great! You might not want to tell your kids/spouse what is in them until after they’ve had a bite.

If you’re like me, and find your Costco bag of avocados all ripe at the exact same time, this is a great way to use them fast!


Raw Brownies Adapted from Oprah Magazine

Brownie Layer:

  • 2 C raw pecans
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
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