Cream of the Crop – Cranachan with Highland Crowdie Recipe

Cranachan is a traditional dessert made with whipped cream, raspberries, oats, honey, and in this case, whisky! It’s deliciously creamy and sweet.


  • 75g pinhead oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 250g raspberries or similar
  • 500ml crowdie thinned with cream
  • 4 tbsp honey, plus a little extra to drizzle
  • 4 tbsp whisky


  1. Toast the pinhead oatmeal and brown sugar in a frying pan until lightly browned. Set aside to cool for use later.
  2. Crush the raspberries (leaving a few for decoration) with a spoon or puree and then sieve to remove the seeds.
  3. Next in a bowl mix the crowdie with the cream. Then take the majority of the oatmeal, honey, and whisky and fold them into the mixture.
  4. Spoon into serving dishes, top with the rest of the oatmeal, add the raspberries as a garnish and drizzle with some honey and whisky.