Best Fresas con Crema (Mexican Strawberries and Cream)

Layers of sweet and juicy strawberries drizzled with sweet cream sauce. Mexican fresas con crema or strawberries and cream is one of the easiest, most delicious, popular Mexican dessert. You’ve got to make this asap!

Glass full of Mexican fresas con crema or strawberries and cream.
Fresas con Crema

Fresas con Crema

Fresas con crema means strawberries and cream and it’s is a very popular traditional Mexican dessert recipe.

This creamy dessert is a very popular dessert and treat in Mexico and one many families make often at home. Additionally it’s also sold ready-made in the freezer section of most grocery stores in Mexico.

You’ll also often find it on offer at state fairs. If not, whenever you go to a La Michoacana ice cream parlors, they always have fresas con crema on offer.

Amigos, this no-bake dessert recipe is one of the easiest things in the world. All of the simple ingredients are easy to find and you probably already have them at home most of the time – specially during strawberry season.

You can enjoy this simple treat throughout the year, but it’s one of those delicious desserts and a perfect ending to your meal on a hot summer day when you want a refreshing sweet treat. 

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A blue bowl filled with fresh juicy strawberries.
Fresh Strawberries

Authentic Mexican Dessert with Just 5 Ingredients

This Mexican postre or dessert needs just 5 ingredients. Isn’t that incredible?!

So if you’re like me and love a quick and easy dessert then this is the one for you. It’s the perfect quick fix for sweet tooth!

Make sure you also check out my carlota de limon recipe which also requires just 5 ingredients!

Why You’ll Love Fresas con Crema

  • With just 5 ingredients needed you can whip this dessert up in 10 minutes.
  • It’s a delicious way to sweeten up strawberries that are a bit firm and tart.
  • Budget friendly ingredients – specially when it’s peek strawberries season.
  • You can use fresh or frozen strawberries.
  • A perfect dessert for every occasion or just because – it’s one of the best strawberries dessert!
Ingredients for making Mexican strawberries and cream.
Fresas con Crema Ingredients

Mexican Fresas con Crema Ingredients

  • fresh strawberries
  • Mexican sour cream (crema mexicana)
  • media crema or substitute with heavy cream
  • sweetened condensed milk (aka La Lechera brand)
  • pure vanilla extract (either store-bought or homemade)

There aren’t really many substitutions for this easy fresas con crema recipe, but see below for some suggestions.

If you’re looking for a dairy-free fresas con crema recipe do check out my vegan fresas con crema

A glass full of Mexican strawberries and cream.
How to Make Fresas con Crema

Ingredient Substitutions and Variations

In a pinch if you don’t have fresh strawberries then you can use frozen, just thaw them out before using. You can drain off the excess liquid if desired or the sweetened cream sauce may turn light pink.

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.

Good substitutions for media crema are heavy cream or whipping cream or even half and half. If you want to go the lighter route then whole milk will also work but will yield a thinner consistency.

Another variation is plain Greek yogurt which will lend a little bit of a tangy flavor to this cream dessert. But it does pair well with the sweet crema mixture and strawberry flavor. 

In addition to the vanilla extract, some people like to also add a teaspoon ground cinnamon for extra flavor.

There are some traditional Mexican recipes that give fresas con crema an extra decadent touch by adding cream cheese. This is completely up to you and may be worth a try sometime. 

How to Make Mexican Fresas con Crema

Making Mexican strawberries and cream is super easy. Basically it’s just slicing and mixing, then filling and pouring. So quick and easy!

Mixing crema and sweetened condensed milk to make Mexican fresas con crema.

Step 1: Pour the Mexican crema, the media crema, and the sweetened condensed milk into a medium bowl. Mix until it’s well combined.

Mixing vanilla extract into tres leches mix.

Step 2: Next, mix in the pure vanilla extract until well combined. Taste and if desired you can add more vanilla and sweetened condensed milk.

Step 3: Next, you can refrigerate the cream mixture for 15 minutes. Or you can mix in the strawberries then refrigerate the whole thing. It’s up to you.

Sweet cream mixture in a brow bowl ready to mix in the strawberries.

Once the cremas are mixed and chilled, you can serve your dessert.

Step 4: 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.

Step 5: Some people like to mix the strawberries into the cream then chill. I like to place strawberries in layers 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.

 Decorate with fresh mint leaves and some whipped cream if desired. 

Layering sliced strawberries with sweet cream into a clear glass cup.
Preparing Fresas con Crema

Can you Make Fresas con Crema Ahead of Time

Yes you can!

In a large bowl, mix all of the liquid ingredients then add in the chopped or quartered strawberries. Mix until well combined and then refrigerate covered until ready to use.

Two glases full of fresas con crema.

How Long Will This Keep Fresh

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for no more than 2 days.

This dessert is one you want to make and eat the same day. It’s the perfect dessert to enjoy when you have sweet ripe strawberries ready to eat.

Glass full of Mexican Strawberries and Cream.
Mexican Strawberries and Cream

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Fresas con Crema Recipe

So as you can see this strawberries and cream recipe is incredibly easy. It’s a perfect simple dessert and great way to finish a Mexican meal.

Below is the recipe card for you to save or print. Gracias and buen provecho!

Glass full of Delicious Mexican Strawberries and Cream.
Glass full of Delicious Mexican Strawberries and Cream

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Nancy Lopez author of Mexican Made Meatless


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A glass full of Mexican strawberries and cream.

Fresas con Crema (Mexican Strawberries and Cream)

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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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Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Refrigeration Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Lacto-Vegetarian, Mexica, vegetarian mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 334 kcal



  • In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, media crema, and condensed milk. Mix until well combined.
    Mixing crema and sweetened condensed milk to make Mexican fresas con crema.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract. Taste and adjust condensed milk or vanilla if desired.
    Mixing vanilla extract into tres leches mix.
  • 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.
    Sweet cream mixture in a brow bowl ready to mix in the strawberries.
  • 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.
    Layering sliced strawberries with sweet cream into a clear glass cup.


Serving: 4servingsCalories: 334kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 59mgPotassium: 368mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 876IUVitamin C: 68mgCalcium: 167mgIron: 1mg
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Fresas con crema en un vaso.

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 La Lechera (leche condensada)
  • 1 cuchadarita de vainilla

Otras Opciones de Ingredientes de Fresas con Crema

Si quieres puedes incorporar queso crema para que la crema tenga una consistencia más espesa.

Como Hacer Fresas con Crema

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.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this last week for my birthday and will be making it for Mother’s Day. So easy and creamy.

    1. Hi! I have always shared both vegan and vegetarian recipes and have never said I was a full time vegan. You’ll find that I give both options for just about every recipe. If you look, you’ll see that I have shared both a vegan and vegetarian recipe for the fresas con crema. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Loved it not too sweet! But the only thing I couldn’t find was the quantity these make but I could totally figure that out on my own. Thanks for the recipe

    1. Thanks so much, I’m happy you enjoyed the strawberries. The recipe card indicates 4 servings. This may be the same or less or more servings for you, depending on the sizes you’re used to. For me, I tend to do smallish dessert servings so it came out to 4. Enjoy! 🙂