Coeurs à la crème

Hearts of Cream

First make the fromage frais from the recipe in the Finest Kind Cheese Kit Manual. It is a soft fresh cheese similar to smooth cottage cheese or quark and easy to make. Thereafter make the heart shaped pudding called coeurs à la crème with the fromage frais.   Heart shaped moulds are available from the Finest Kind online shop.  Surround the heart shapes with strawberries or raspberries or make a strawberry coulis to pour over the hearts. This recipe will make two to three hearts depending on the amount of protein in the milk.


Fromage Frais made from 2 liters milk.

caster sugar (OR Xylitol if you are banting) to taste
1 drop vanilla essence
lemon zest to taste

Beat the  fromage frais with a cake mixer to make the cheese smooth. At this stage you can add a little cream if you like. Add vanilla sugar ( or Xylitol) and a little lemon zest to taste. Add a drop of vanilla essence. Press the cheese into the heart shaped moulds and refrigerate overnight. One can line the moulds with cheesecloth before pressing the cheese into them to make it easier to remove the cheese from the mould. Turn out the cheese on a plate and surround with berries. Serve with a little cream and / or strawberry coulis.


  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 heaped tbsp caster sugar ( or Xylitol)
  • 300g (10oz strawberries, halved
  • 1 -2 drops vanilla (optional)

Bring the water and caster sugar to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the strawberries and vanilla (if using) and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until soft. Purée the mixture until smooth. Store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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