This is Andrea's delicious recipe. She made this for Whitney's wedding shower (can't wait for my new sister-in-law to join the family! Welcome Whitney!) and I had to make it a couple days later, I was craving it so much. It almost tastes like crème brûlée. Enjoy! (I know you will)
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon gelatin (plain, non-flavored) or a vegetarian substitute (agar, kudzu or others)
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups sour cream
Important: If you want to make a double batch, you will have to make 2 batches instead of doubling the ingredients as it will not set up properly.
In a small pot, mix sugar and gelatin (or gelatin substitute), then add cream. Heat over medium heat until melted and smooth, but not boiling. Cool to room temperature. Add 2 cups sour cream and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Hand-whisk, stirring vigorously, until it turns to an ivory color and there are no white specs. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan and put into the fridge until set. I used individual ramekins and it worked perfectly.
To serve, top with fresh fruit and sprinkle with brown sugar.