Definition of cranachan in English:


Line breaks: cran|achan
Pronunciation: /ˈkranəkən
, ˈkranəxən
(also crannachan)


[mass noun]
A Scottish dessert made with whipped cream, whisky, oatmeal, honey, and raspberries: celebrate Burns' night with a traditional Scottish meal, including haggis, neeps and tatties, and cranachan
More example sentences
  • For dessert, cranachan (made from porridge oats, double cream, whisky and honey) or Typsy Laird (sherry trifle) are customary.
  • Eat some cranachan and then go for an hour's walk, like our grandparents would have done.
  • The cranachan arrives in a rather swish cardboard pot of the type that luxury ice-cream is more normally found in.


1940s: from Scottish Gaelic crannachan.

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