Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Makes 8 servings

For a smokier flavor, use mezcal, which is similar to tequila, in this luscious, velvety cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together egg yolks and sugar in a 2-qt. heavy saucepan; whisk in tequila.

Step 2

Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats back of a spoon. (Do not boil.)

Step 3

Fill a large bowl with ice. Place saucepan in ice. Let custard stand, stirring occasionally, until chilled (about 30 minutes).

Step 4

Beat 1 cup heavy cream at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream gently into chilled tequila mixture just until blended.

Step 5

Arrange assorted berries in 8 serving dishes, and top evenly with tequila cream. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Step 6

*1/2 cup orange juice may be substituted.

Step 7

Note: To make ahead, cover and chill whipped cream and tequila mixture up to 24 hours.

Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana, Fort Worth, Texas

Ratings & Reviews


August 09, 2015
I made this for a summer wine pairing pool party with the gals. We enjoyed this with Noche chocolate wine & we all thought we were in heaven! The cold berries topped with the tequila infused custard folded into the whipped cream was incredibly satisfying with just the right amount of sweetness. It was also quite refreshing as well & many had seconds. My friends were impressed that I cared enough to treat them to such a special dessert. I was impressed with the simplicity of the recipe & how quickly I was able to prepare it.

dalenecorey's Review

November 24, 2013

tilechef's Review

July 13, 2012

mmstewart's Review

May 22, 2011
This can be a light dessert - if you dish out the cream in moderation! Fabulous flavor and texture. Our family enjoys this treat regularly. We tried with other fruit (apples, melons) but the berries are hands down the best with this cream.

MHilding's Review

December 16, 2010
This is fabulous!! I used sherry instead of tequila, and I have made this at least 6 times and the family loves it!!

jennbeamer's Review

July 09, 2010

KatieM314's Review

July 02, 2009
Excellent recipe very quick and easy to make, its a nice light sweet dessert. I also tried it with vanilla vodka which was delicious and was just a little sweeter if you don't like the taste of tequila. And I will definitely make it again.