I remember my mum making this when I was younger. Back in those good old days.... you know the ones, when you are younger and you would sometimes turn up your nose at these things! Well older and wiser and now paying for my own groceries, I have dug this up from the recipe form Mums recipes and now ...shock horror... making and eating it it myself!! My family love this in summer and I always have it on hand. I have never kept it very long when I make it so I am not sure how long it does keep, but I have listed a few variations under the recipe that you can use to jazz it up for different foods also. I also keep my cream in the refrigerator once opened.