Layers of sweet and juicy strawberries drizzled with sweet cream sauce. Mexican fresas con crema or strawberries and cream is one of the easiest and most delicious desserts. You’ve got to make this asap!
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Fresas con Crema
Fresas con crema is a Mexican dessert and it means strawberries and cream.
This is a very popular treat in Mexico. Families make it at home, it’s sold in the freezer section of grocery stores and also often found at state fairs.
If you ever go to a La Michoacana you’ll find them there too.
This no-bake dessert recipe is one of the easiest things in the World. All of the ingredients are easy to find and you probably already have them at home most of the time.
Just 5 Ingredients
This Mexican postre or dessert needs just 5 ingredients. Isn’t that incredible?!
Ingredients for Fresas con Crema
- Fresh Strawberries
- Mexican sour cream
- Media crema or substitute with heavy cream
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Pure vanilla extract
How to Make Mexican Strawberries and Cream
Making Mexican strawberries and cream is super easy. Basically it’s just slicing and mixing, then filling and pouring.
The first step is to pour the Mexican crema, the media crema, and the sweetened condensed milk into a medium-sized bowl. Mix until it’s well combined.
Next, mix in the pure vanilla extract until well combined. Taste and if desired you can add more vanilla and sweetened condensed milk.
Next, you can refrigerate the crema mix for 15 minutes. Or you can mix in the strawberries then refrigerate the whole thing. It’s up to you.
Once the cremas are mixed and chilled, you can serve your dessert.
While the crema is resting you can prep the strawberries. Rinse thoroughly, pat dry with a paper towel. Then either slice or quarter them.
Traditionally this dessert is served in disposable plastic cups, but it’s a good idea to avoid single-use plastics whenever possible. So grab some cute glasses to serve your fresas con crema.
Some people like to mix the strawberries into the cream then chill. I like to layer the strawberries into the glass first then add a good drizzle of the crema mix over them. Then repeat until I have a few layers. It’s up to you how many, but keep in mind this recipe makes 4 servings.
Substitutions and Variations
If you can’t get Mexican crema where you live, then use crème fraiche.
You can get media crema at Hispanic markets or in the Mexican food aisle at your grocery store. There’s also always Amazon. A good substitution for Media crema is heavy cream.
In addition to the vanilla extract, some people like to also add some ground cinnamon.
Can you Make This Dessert Ahead of Time
Yes you can!
After you’ve mixed the milks with the vanilla extract, add in the chopped or quartered strawberries. Mix until well combined and then refrigerate until ready to use.
How Long Will This Keep Fresh
It will store well in the refrigerator for no more than 2 days.
This dessert is one you want to make and eat the same day.
How to Make Fresas con Crema
So as you can see the recipe is incredibly easy. Below is the recipe for you to save or print.
Por favor do make sure you leave me a comment and a star rating to let me know how you like it or if you’ve made it before. Gracias!
Fresas con Crema | Mexican Strawberries and Cream
- In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, media crema, and condensed milk. Mix until well combined.
- Mix in the vanilla extract. Taste and adjust condensed milk or vanilla if desired.
- Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. While the crema is cooling prep the strawberries. Thoroughly rinse then pat dry with a paper towel. Either slice them or quarter them.
- In a clear glass add a couple of scoops of the strawberries then drizzle with crema. Make a couple of layers then serve. Serve right away.
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Como Hacer Fresas con Crema
Este postre Mexicano es uno de los mas faciles de preparar. Solo necesitas 5 ingredientes.
Ingredientes Para Fresas con Crema
- 1 libra o medio kilo de fresas
- 1 taza de crema Mexicana
- 1/2 taza de media crema
- 5 cuchadaras soperas de lechera
- 1 cuchadarita de vainilla
En un bowl se mezcla una taza de crema Mexicana con media taza de media crema y cinco cucharadas soperas de leche condensada or lechera. Agrega 1 cucharita de vainilla y mezcla bien.
Enfria la crema por 15 minutes. Se enjuajan y seca las fresas con servitoalla. Corta las fresas en rodajas o cuartos.
Para servir se pone unas cucharadas de fresa en un vaso y se les agrega crema al gusto.
Eso es todo como puedes ver es muy facil de preparar.
Nancy Lopez is a food blogger and author of the cookbook Mexican Tamales Made Meatless. Born in Mexico, raised in the US, and currently living in Southern Mexico, she has followed a meatless diet for almost 10 years. It is her passion and mission to share all she has learned about vegan Mexican cooking and vegetarian Mexican recipes. Mexican Made Meatless is a blog dedicated to preserving the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine just without the meat. It’s a place to celebrate Mexican culture and all it’s delightfully delicious traditional foods. Read more…