For THE perfect Valentine's Day dessert – the Coeur a la Crème Mold
The Coeur a la Creme Mold is a white porcelain heart-shaped form that creates the light airy dessert called coeur a la creme, or “cream heart.” The porcelain mold is heavy duty and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. The Coeur a la Creme Mold is available in a large and small size. The large dessert mold is 7- 1/2″ in diameter; the small mold is 4″. To make this special dessert, you’ll need the Coeur Mold, cheesecloth (SKU #50.cc), and your ingredients (below). Here is one of our favorite recipes, one that should absolutely be called “This is How Much I Love You”. You will need:
- 10 oz. of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar
- 2 teaspoons of Nielsen Massey pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups of heavy cream
Beat the cream cheese until it is soft and fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth. In another bow, whip 2 cups of heavy cream until stiff. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Line the Coeur a la Creme mold with dampened cheesecloth, allowing the edges to hang over enough so that you can cover the top of the mold. Set the mold on a plate and refrigerate to chill. The mold has three little raised feet which allow the coeur mixture to drain through the tiny holes in its base. To serve, unmold and unwrap the cheesecloth. Viola! A dessert heart! Serve it with fresh berries, a colorful fruit sauce, or a chocolate hazelnut sauce. Be creative. This recipe generously fills the large mold or 6 individual molds.