White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns

These White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns are a fun sweet treat to serve during the holidays!

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These White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns are a fun sweet treat to serve during the holidays!How do you guys do grocery shopping?  Are you a “Let’s make a list, check it twice and then hit the store with a plan.” kinda shopper?  Or are you more like “Uh oh.  Pantry is empty.  Time to hit the grocery store!” kinda shopper?  I’m definitely more of the former than the latter.  I like lists.  I like checking things off of lists.  It makes me feel like I accomplished something!

Back when we were younger, Laura and I would always hit up the grocery store on Saturday morning.  We’d have a general idea of things we needed, but I liked to just wander the aisles and see what was on sale that week.  It drove Laura batty.  She hated wandering the aisles!  But I enjoyed it.  Not only did I sometimes stumble across good deals, but I’d find all sorts of new products that sounded like fun.  I always skipped the medicine and home goods section of the store, but I definitely made up for it in the produce and refrigerated sections!  Oh, and the baking section.  I’ve always loved to bake.

These White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns are a fun sweet treat to serve during the holidays!Fast forward a few years and one kid later.  I no longer wander the aisles.  I don’t have time for that!  I’ve got a limited amount of time each day while Robbie is in daycare, and I have to be efficient!  I always hit the store with a list.  The list is broken into ingredients for the week on one side, and food/medicine/etc. for Robbie on the other side.  I’m a man on a mission when I walk into that store!  (Of course, I sometimes still end up with a stray package of chips or cookies in my basket…especially if they’re on sale!)

One thing that is always on my grocery list, though?  International Delight creamers.  On the weekends, I’ll add a small splash to my morning cup of coffee.  It’s a little treat to myself.  Did I mention that Robbie has taken to getting up early on the weekends?  A couple of weeks ago, Laura was out of town for work.  It was just me and Robbie manning (literally!) the homefront.  One morning, Robbie decided he was over sleeping…at 4am.  So we made our way downstairs, and Robbie watched Micky Mouse Clubhouse while Dad consumed a lot of coffee.  Let me tell ya…that coffee never tasted so good!

These White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns are a fun sweet treat to serve during the holidays!This past week, I grabbed some White Chocolate Raspberry creamer since the in-laws were in town.  My mother-in-law is a big fan of raspberry, so I thought I’d surprise her by having this fun flavor in the fridge.  I also decided to use a bit of the creamer to make these Cream Horns.  Have you ever made Cream Horns?  They’re super easy to make, and they’re a fun dessert to serve.

These Cream Horns are essentially puff pastry wrapped around a mold and then filled with pastry cream once baked.  But the pastry cream is where you can have some fun!  I used International Delight’s White Chocolate Raspberry creamer in place of some of the milk, and the pastry cream took on an amazing new flavor.  One bite, and I knew these Cream Horns would be a big hit.  (I broke one of the Cream Horns while I was filling it with pastry cream…so I did the logical thing and ate the evidence.)

These White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns are a fun sweet treat to serve during the holidays!While I used White Chocolate Raspberry creamer for these Cream Horns, you could easily make these with International Delight’s other festive holiday flavors.  Just imagine how good Peppermint Mocha or Frosted Sugar Cookie would be in a pastry cream!  As we begin the final countdown to Christmas, stop and take a moment for yourself.  Curl up on the couch with a good book, or pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy watching cartoons at 4am.  Yes, I said enjoy!  Fun just comes in different forms once you have kids.  I hope you all have a great weekend!  Cheers!

These White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns are a fun sweet treat to serve during the holidays!

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These White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns are a fun sweet treat to serve during the holidays!

White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns

These White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns are a fun sweet treat to serve during the holidays!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 270kcal


For the Pastry Cream

For the Horns


For the Pastry Cream

  • Using a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and White Chocolate Raspberry creamer until smooth and pale in color; set aside.
  • Using a medium saucepan, heat milk over medium-low heat, stirring often, until mixture just begins to simmer.
  • Slowly pour the hot milk into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly as you pour.
  • Return this mixture back into the saucepan. (Tip: Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer at this step. This will ensure a smooth pastry cream later.)
  • Place saucepan over medium heat and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to simmer. Remove mixture from the heat.
  • Add the butter and vanilla extract; stir until fully combined and smooth.
  • Press plastic wrap directly to surface of pastry cream and refrigerate until chilled (2-3 hours). (Note: The pastry cream can be made in advance and stored in refrigerator for 2-3 days.)

For the Horns

  • Cut the puff pastry into ½” strips. Starting at the tip of a horn mold, wrap the puff pastry around the mold. As you wrap, overlap each layer slightly, pressing gently to help seal dough together. Lay the wrapped mold seam-side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough.
  • Place tray in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Using a small bowl, whisk the egg together with 1 Tbsp of water. Brush tops of dough with this egg wash.
  • Bake at 400°F for 20-22 minutes, or until horns are golden brown. Let horns cool completely before filling.
  • To fill, place chilled pastry cream in a piping bag or a sandwich bag with one corner snipped off. Fill the horns with pastry cream. Dust the tops of the horns generously with powdered sugar. Garnish with fresh raspberries before serving.

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These White Chocolate Raspberry Cream Horns are a fun sweet treat to serve during the holidays!

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  1. I go to the grocery store every Sunday at 7 am with a plan and a list. I just want to get everything and go! This Sunday I’ll have to include the ingredients for this great treat! I’ve never made cream horns before – I love that the process is simplified with puff pastry 🙂

    1. Yes! I love it. Now I don’t quite make it out at 7am on Sunday morning, but you better believe that we’re still awake at 7am on Sundays. 🙂 Cream horns are so darned easy to make, Megan. Just grab some molds at a craft store…it makes the process SO much easier. Then just fill ’em with a pastry cream flavor of your choice. Yum!!

    1. Yes! Lists just make my life easier…and it sounds like you’re the same way, Sharmila. I know some people get stressed out with lists, but I’m the other way around. I get stressed out without lists! Happy baking, my friend!

  2. Hi David! What a light and lovely treat! I picked up a bottle of Chambord the other day to make raspberry dark chocolate cordials next week, along with chocolate covered caramels, pecan shortbread, Bishop’s bread….my list goes on! I am a “check the ads online” shopper, I see what store has what deals and make my list accordingly and I keep an ongoing list at all times to jot down anything I am running low on. Then I rewrite my list according to the layout of which store I’m shopping at. I like to think I’m being efficient (Gary calls it OCD)! Wishing you a warm and cozy weekend and hoping that nasty white stuff doesn’t hit you too hard!

    1. Oh, you and I definitely share the same thought pattern when it comes to Christmas baking, Dorothy. There are so many classics that I have to make…and it’s just not the holidays unless they show up on the counter! 🙂 That cordials recipe sounds amazing…I love Chambord! I’m the same way as you when it comes to shopping…I usually go weekly, and I’ve always got a running list going on the side of the fridge. I like to think that we are “efficient shoppers”, too! 🙂 Thanks, my friend!

  3. Oh wow! It’s been ages – I mean AGES – since I had a cream horn! I’m a fan of International D’s creamers too and using the White Chocolate Raspberry to flavor the cream in these horns is simply brilliant not to mention, totally decadent!
    I’m a little bit of a list maker and an “Uh oh. Pantry is empty. Time to hit the grocery store!” kinda shopper – but I am a lotta bits an aisle walker – especially on a Friday night when NOONE is at the grocery store and I pretty much have it all to myself – yes, I know, I NEED a life! 🙂
    I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend – and if the R-man wakes you up early this weekend, I hope you have some of these horns saved to power you trough those early morning hours because cream horns and coffee – why that’s just a droolicious match!

    1. I’m the same way, Shashi! I never think about making cream horns…but man are they easy using puff pastry. (Just do yourself a favor and use molds from a craft store…trust me!) And the ID creamer is perfect for pastry cream. I’m thinking I want to try these again with other holiday flavors now.

      Yes to being an aisle walker! I seriously enjoyed those Saturday morning walks through the grocery store. (Laura hated it!) But that was all pre-Robbie. Now I feel like I’m scrambling just to keep my head above water! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂 Thank you, my friend!

  4. I’m definitely not a list person but maybe that’s because I am normally not on a time crunch when grocery shopping. I like to take my time and browse. It’s kind of my happy place lol
    I’ve never made cream horns! I love how fancy they look. Also, great use of that raspberry creamer!

    1. I totally hear ya, Ashley! Wandering the aisles at the grocery store used to be my happy place, too. I’ve always liked lists, but once Robbie came along lists became a requirement. Lists and a Jedi-like mind focus when it comes to shopping. Hah! You should totally make cream horns sometime. They’re really quite fun. Just make sure to use some molds from your local craft store…they make the process much easier. (Trust me on this one!) 🙂 Happy holidays to you and your husband!

    1. Haha…the broken evidence is the best, right, Bianca? (Not gonna lie…sometimes I’ve “broken” stuff on purpose…oops.) These cream horns turned out quite well. Hope you are having a great holiday season yourself so far! 🙂

  5. Lists, I’m all about making a list a checking it twice, and I love crossing things off of my list, there is no better feeling 😉 I like how organized your lists are David, I am nowhere near that organized. I don’t drink coffee or anything I would need International Delight Creamers, but my parents and sister always have it in their fridge. Your Cream Horns looks devilishly delightful 🙂 White Chocolate Raspberry Creamer sounds complexed in a beautiful way.

    1. Yes! I love pulling out the Sharpie marker and crossing something off the list. It feels so rewarding! 🙂 These International Delight creamers are pretty darned tasty, Mary. Even if you don’t drink coffee, they are fun to use in place of milk or partially in place of cream in all sorts of fun baking recipes. I hope you had a wonderful weekend…and more importantly, I hope you have some fun, relaxing plans on tap for the coming week! Thanks, my friend!

  6. I keep a list going on my iPhone Notes and hit the market and try to stay on the outside areas. All the produce, meats and dairy, bread sections. The inside lanes are where the trouble is and all the canned stuff, chips, cookies…. I cook up my own trouble. I do pick up the Cinnamon flavored creamer and think it be just a good as this guys. You always make great pastry desserts Dave. I want to eat one right now – that cream filling!

    1. Ooo…iPhone Notes. That’s a good technique there, Kevin. So 21st century…haha! I think there is even a way to have your phone send you reminders whenever you walk into a grocery store (GPS). Cool idea, but for some reason I just prefer my good old pen and paper. Crossing things off the list feels rewarding! These cream horns were a fun baking project for sure…and now I want to try ’em again with all sorts of different flavors of creamer. Yum! 🙂

  7. I’m totally the type of person who goes into a store with a weekly menu in my head, and the ingredients along with. Then as I saunter through the shop I see whats on sale and proceed to rearrange the menu. It drives someone else batty when they shop with me! Now, puff pastry with raspberries and cream. Thats sounds like a great coffee accompaniment!

    1. Haha…that sounds like how I used to be when it came to shopping, Matt. Laura hated it!! But now I’m a little more organized thanks to a certain -year-old baby. Can’t be forgetting his Cheerios, or Mom and Dad are gonna have a rough go when snack time rolls around. Hah! These cream horns did turn out quite well…thanks, my friend! 🙂

  8. I make a list….check it twice….and then forget the list at home! I am usually able to remember most items on the list, but one or two tend to get forgotten. I need to get better at remembering that darned list! I love these raspberry cream horns! So stunning to look at and I’ll bet they are so delicious to eat!

    1. Haha…I have totally forgotten the list at home before, too, Kathy. And I’ve had to go back home to get the list. I seriously can’t remember anything, so that list is a requirement for me! 🙂 These cream horns were indeed delicious…and really quite fun to bake/fill. Hope your holiday season has been going well so far!

  9. 4 am?! Eeek! I mean I can deal with 6:30-7, but I only get up at 4 if I’m heading to the airport for an early flight haha I’m sure that coffee helps to keep you up & running with your early riser!

    And I totally am a food store list person too. Otherwise I roam – which I enjoy to some extent – but then I wind up with all sorts of random foods in my cart that don’t make up a whole lot of complete meals!

    1. Well, to be fair, he doesn’t wake up at 4am every day. Just on the one day that Laura was out of town for work. You should’ve seen the look on my face when I rolled over and saw that he was awake…umph!

      Yes to lists…I still enjoy a good store roam if I have time, but I’m like you. I end up with a whole bunch of really random ingredients that I don’t know exactly what to do with. Oops. Haha! Thanks, Nicole!

  10. I think I belong to a 3rd type, David. I do like lists, but I often start doing our grocery not knowing all the things I would make. Somethimes I just need an inspiration which means observing the produce and then immediately coming up with an idea. Also, although most of the times I have a list (in my phone), I tend to miss a few items, usually not crucial. But you can be sure I won’t miss these delicious horns (Of course, if you send some to me). Nice job, David!

    1. You know, that’s not a bad way to be, Ben! You can go to the store, see what’s on sale and then come up with an idea from there. Kinda cool! Of course, if lavender is on sale…well, then it’s a good week at the store! 🙂 I’ve got a shipment of horns ready to head your way…I just hope Santa doesn’t eat them all first! Hah!

  11. Oh how I miss those days when my kids were little! I HAVE to have a list otherwise I’ll just buy everything but the one item I truly needed and have to go back again. I agree with substituting coffee creamers in baking recipes – I used the cinnamon roll creamer to boost up my cinnamon roll cupcakes for example, and they were a hut with the kiddos. Plus, it’s a great way to play with my food without getting in trouble, lol. These, though, I’m going to have to make and soon too. At first I thought: “mmm croissant 🥐 dough would be perfect” but then I read you used puff pastry and thought even better because as much as I love fresh croissants, they take forever to make 😄

    1. Oh man, I love croissant dough, too, Cori…but it is indeed such a pain to make. (I still make it every once in a while just for fun, though!) But puff pastry really is so much easier for something like these cream horns. And then using coffee creamer as a sub for some of the milk/cream gives the pastry cream a fun little twist. I want to try using some of the other seasonal flavors! And now you’ve got me thinking about cinnamon roll cupcakes…those sound like the perfect dessert right about now. 🙂 Thanks so much for swinging by and commenting!

  12. Ahhhhhhh! I’ve been looking for an easy-to-set-out-and-forget New Year’s Eve dessert! These are perfect! Have you tried any other flavors yet?? You’ve definitely got me dreaming of the peppermint mocha…

    1. Hey there, Mikaela! So I haven’t gotten around to trying any other flavors yet…the holiday baking list is just too long! But I do agree that peppermint mocha would be an excellent flavor. These cream horns are really quite tasty, but make sure to use cream horn molds from your local craft store. (I speak from experience here…and I might have eaten the evidence of the cracked ones. Haha!) I appreciate you stopping by and commenting, and I hope you have a great New Year’s Eve!!

    1. Wow, thank you so much, Agness…you are too kind! You know, I think fresh bananas would be an excellent addition to these cream horns. You could even go with a caramel flavored pastry cream…mmm, caramel + bananas! 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind comment, my friend!

  13. I love wandering down aisles. Just like you I no longer have the time to do so anymore. Nowadays it’s a quick dash to get what I want.
    Now speaking of those cream horns, they look really really good.

    1. Oh man, I totally know what you mean, ChiChi! The days are just too short. No more wandering the aisles at the grocery store to see what kind of fun things I can find. Now it’s like an episode of Grocery Store Dash…or whatever that gameshow is called! 🙂 These cream horns turned out quite well, and we enjoyed them over the holidays. Speaking of holidays, I hope yours is going quite well so far! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, my friend!

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