Strawberries and Cream
Strawberries and Cream (Fresas con Crema) are one of the most traditional desserts in Mexico. They are a very popular snack and are super quick and easy to make. They‘re so popular, in fact, that in recent years they’ve been made available in Mexican supermarkets in convenient one-serving packages, found in the freezer section.
- 3 cups of strawberries
- 1 cup Mexican cream
- 4 tablespoons condensed milk or sugar*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
- Fresh mint for garnish
Wash the strawberries and dry with a paper towel. Cut into bite size pieces, if they are large strawberries. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix the cream, condensed milk (or sugar), vanilla, and cinnamon. Taste for sweetness.
Divide the cream mixture into 4 serving cups and add the strawberries. Garnish with fresh mint.
* You can use either the condensed milk or the sugar to sweeten the Fresas con Crema; you will have to adjust the amount depending on the strawberries’ tartness.
** You can substitute the Mexican cream mixing 3/4 cups sour cream with 1/4 heavy cream. Some creams sold as “Mexican” creams have added salt, so please read the ingredients on the label before buying, as the salty taste can ruin the dessert.