Strawberries and Cream (Fresas con Crema) is a traditional Mexican dessert recipe made with la lechera (sweetened condensed milk), whipping cream, sour cream, and strawberries.
This is one of my favorite healthier dessert recipe that’s super easy to make and I usually have the ingredients for! If you like sweet Mexican food, you’ll love my Tres Leches Cake and Mexican Horchata!
Strawberries and Cream
It’s the time of year for no-bake desserts and this simple Strawberries and Cream recipe (called fresas con crema in Mexico, where it originated) is just the type of light, healthier dessert I crave all summer long! Sometimes it’s the most simple treats that are the most delicious, am I right? I’m talking fresh peaches and ice cream, rice krispie treats, and of course this deliciously simple strawberries and cream.
My first experience with fresas con crema (as they call this dessert in Mexico), was when my husband and I lived in Puebla, Mexico for a few months when we were first married. I immediately loved it and set out to learn what was in it!
What is fresas con crema?
Fresas con crema (or Strawberries and cream) is a popular Mexican dessert that uses 6 simple ingredients and takes just a few minutes to throw together.
The cream sauce is made by combining sour cream (or substitute plain Greek yogurt) with evaporated milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. The sauce is poured over fresh strawberries and served in a cup, with a spoon.
You could even use frozen strawberries if you’d like, and we like to add a dollop of whipped cream or easy whip on top!
La Lechera is most commonly used in Mexico to make this recipe, but you can use any brand of sweetened condensed milk. It’s a light and refreshing dessert that can also be enjoyed as a quick snack.
How to make Strawberries and Cream:
- Slice the strawberries into thin slices.
- Add the sour cream, evaporated milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla to a mixing bowl.
- Beat with electric mixers for 2 minutes.
- Spoon 1/2 cup of fresh sliced strawberries into a cup. Pour 1/2 cup of the cream mixture over the top.
- Serve with whipped cream on top, if desired.
Is Fresas con Crema made with la lechera?
Any brand of sweetened condensed milk will work for this recipe, including La lechera sweetened condensed milk. It’s popular in Latin America to use the la lechera brand, though any brand will work.
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Fresas con Crema
- 32 ounces fresh strawberries , hulled
- 16 ounces sour cream (or plain greek yogurt)
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk , la lechera
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Slice the strawberries into thin slices.
Add the sour cream, evaporated milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixers for 2 minutes.
Spoon 1/2 cup of fresh sliced strawberries into a cup. Pour 1/2 cup of the cream mixture over the top.
Serve with whipped cream on top, if desired.
Serves 8 (1 cup servings)
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