Fresas con Crema. Quick and easy Strawberries and Cream recipe! Ripe, juicy strawberries in a cold, sweet cream sauce. Perfect easy dessert recipe!

A cup filled with strawberries and cream being grabbed by a small Childs hand.

What is Fresas con Crema?

Fresas con crema is a traditional mexican dessert. A quick and easy Strawberries and cream recipe. Ripe and juicy strawberries are diced and added into a sweetened cream sauce. Made with easy to find ingredients, this recipe is easy to customize to make it just how you and your family love!

How to make:

  1. Dice strawberries: dice however you prefer. Some people like slices, I prefer to dice them into chunks. Dice to a size that is easy to fit onto a spoon so that you can easily enjoy your dessert.
  2. Blend: blending some of the strawberries with the media crema, also called table cream (image below). This gives a strawberry flavor throughout the cream, plus a natural pretty pink color to the cream.
  3. Mix Cream: combine the remaining ingredients for the cream. The base of the recipe is the media crema (found in the hispanic aisle in most markets, it’s a canned milk), sweetened condensed milk, and sour cream. Plus a hint of vanilla for extra flavor.
  4. Combine: pour the cream over the strawberries. Thanks to the sour cream the mixture is nice and thick.
  5. Chill: this dessert is best served COLD! I love letting it chill in the refrigerator for a little bit. But it can also be served as soon as it’s made.
How to make fresas con crema. Showing diced strawberries, blended strawberries in cream, adding sweetened milk, an image showing a can of media cream for reference, and a large bowl filled with diced strawberries and cream poured over the top.

Substitutions/Variations:

Milks/creams: this dessert can be made with a variety of milks/creams. Some popular options include:

  • Media crema(table cream)
  • Sour cream
  • Sweetened condensed milk (La Lachera is a popular brand to use for this recipe, any brand can be used)
  • Evaporated milk
  • Whole milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Greek Yogurt

It’s all about finding the balance of thickness and sweetness that you prefer. Media cream is an in-between thickness, more than milk or evaporated milk. But not as thick as sour cream.

Use the sweetened condensed milk to sweeten the dessert. Start with a small amount and add more to preference.

Optional Toppings

A cup or bowl filled with just the strawberries and cream is a tasty treat on it’s own. Add a dollop of whipped cream, or make this dish suitable for breakfast by adding some crunchy granola on top.

Glass bowl filled with strawberries in a homemade cream sauce, topped with diced strawberries.

More Strawberry recipes:

More Mexican desserts:

Glass filled with fresas con Crema, topped with diced strawberries and halved strawberries leaning against the cup.

Fresas Con Crema (Strawberries and Cream)

Fresas con Crema. Quick and easy Strawberries and Cream recipe! Ripe, juicy strawberries in a cold, sweet cream sauce. Perfect easy dessert recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs strawberries
  • 1 (7.6 ounce) can media crema
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup sour cream

Equipment

Instructions

  • Dice the strawberries to preference and add to a medium size bowl
  • Combine the media crema and 3/4 cup of diced strawberries in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla, sweetened condensed milk and sour cream to the strawberry cream. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the cream over the strawberries. Stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately or cover and chill in the refrigerator.

Video

Notes

Storage: Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 39mg, Potassium: 321mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 183IU, Vitamin C: 90mg, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 1mg
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