One of my all time favorite Mexican desserts is Fresas con Crema, or Strawberries and Cream. This creamy and delicious recipe is something that is sure to hit that sweet spot.
Mention “La Feria” to a Mexican, and they’ll start talking about the rides, food, and live music. They are similar to the fairs here in the US. In Mexico, they are a really, really big deal. There are small, remote towns with little to no entertainment except for kicking rocks instead of soccer balls. I kid you not! At every ferias that I’ve been to in Northern and Southern Mexico, there have been vendors selling my childhood favorite, Fresas con Crema.
It an easy recipe to recreate at home too. You need fresh, ripe strawberries. Look for the strawberries that are not bruised. They should also be red all around, not yellow or white. Frozen strawberries will do in a pinch, but not recommended.
Remove the stems. Thinly slice them. Set aside until ready to use. You can do this even the night before, but I suggest slicing them the day of.
In a separate bowl, add the crema mexicana. If you can’t find this, you can also use heavy whipping cream or mascarpone cheese.
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Vanilla is native to Mexico. This is pure vanilla extract, and boy does it make a difference. Accept no substitute for the real thing. You can even find it in the US.
Mix crema mexicana, vanilla, and sweetened condensed milk. Taste it. If you like it sweeter, you can add sugar or more sweetened condensed milk. This is all on you and your tastebuds. Then pour the mixture over the strawberries.
Fresas Con Crema is a delightful Mexican dessert. Next time, strawberries are in season, be sure to make this for your family.
Watch how to make Fresas con Crema
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup crema mexicana (or heavy cream)
- 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Slice strawberries and set aside.
- In a small bowl, add the crema mexicana (or heavy cream, if using).
- Add sweetened condensed milk, sugar (if using), and vanilla.
- Whisk until combined.
- To serve, place strawberries in a bowl.
- Pour cream sauce over the strawberries.
- Serve immediately.
- Or, place in the fridge until ready to serve.