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Banana and Berries with Cream

The recipe for this amazing dessert comes from a darling person, aunt Turkan, my friend’s mom. Aunt Turkan made it for one of our get-togethers here and I absolutely loved it. It was mixed fruits – plums, bananas, berries, grapes and other fruits I can’t remember –  lushly covered with a creamy blanket. The cream, my friends, was out of this world. Luscious and velvety, it was perfumed with lemon and vanilla –  a heavenly combination. Loved it!

So here it comes. I deviated from the original recipe and used a layer of sliced banana, followed by a layer of mixed fresh fruits instead of all kinds of mixed fruits. I also used my go-to garnish – fresh mint leaves  – to decorate the top. One can never go wrong with fresh berries and mint, right?

Banana and Berries with Cream

Note: If you wish, make this dessert in individual cups or glasses. Also, the cream here is pudding-thick. If you prefer a looser cream, increase the amount of milk in the recipe accordingly.

For the Cream:

2  1/4 cup whole milk
2 eggs
14 tablespoons granulates sugar (yes, I used tablespoons)
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch (substitute: potato flour)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fine lemon zest
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

For the Fruit Layer:
5-6 bananas, cut into thick circles
3-4 cups mixed fresh raspberries, blueberries and boysenberries (or any other berries of your choice, such as strawberries)

To Garnish:
Fresh mint leaves


First, prepare the cream. In a medium saucepan combine milk, eggs, sugar, flour, cornstarch and lemon juices. Whisk thoroughly to blend, until no lumps remain. Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, cook, until the mixture is slightly thick, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add vanilla extract, lemon zest and butter. Whisk with a baloon whisk or a hand mixer, until the butter is incorporated. Set the cream aside.

Meanwhile, arrange the banana slices on the bottom of a 13 x 10 (33 x 25 cm) pyrex dish in a single layer.

Spread mixed berries on top.

Pour the warm cream over the fruits. Bring to a room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve.

Your Comments

  1. WOW!Looks very delicious!I was attracted the delicious salad.I think if you can add some of strawberry will be better.

  2. Dear Farida, photos are great. I’m sure taste is also, I tried to watch your tv programme but I couldn’t manage:((.
    Happy Ramadan Fest.

  3. I made Pavlova yesterday! It turned out awesome! Thank you for the recipe for being my culinary inspiration!

  4. I am going to try this soooonn. Will let you know how it is. Looks so good!

  5. I make something similar to this, but the cream is slightly different. Love the addition of lemon. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes with us!

  6. I made it for my guests yesterday. It was gone in a second:)

  7. wow….looks great and easy to learn it….will try it for my family…thanx….