Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fresas Con Crema ~ Strawberries with Cream


Today is National Strawberries and Cream Day!!!!! One of my favorite ways to have strawberries is..... Fresas Con Crema, which means strawberries with cream. This is such a wonderfully delicious treat. I love how the ingredient are just fruit and cream, yummy good. 

I get my Fresas con crema at little Paletas in Pleasant Grove, Texas. They are kind of pricey $4.00 a cup, but so worth it. I knew there had to be a cheaper way to make these yourself. I have been doing some experimenting and I think I have come up with a pretty good combination. I use the media table cream for my Tres Leche Cake (three milks cake). 
I thought it would be the perfect cream for this dessert. I think it turned out pretty good. I might give the whipping cream along with sour cream combination listed at the end of the post a try next time and see which version is better.

In Mexico vendors sell walk-away cups of fresas con crema, along with other natural fruits and ice creams.
Fresh sliced strawberries summer is here.

These are the ingredients you will need: Nestle Media Table Cream, Regular Milk, Powdered Sugar and Sliced Strawberries with a little sugar sprinkled on for sweetness. Canned Whipping Cream not pictured.


In a medium size bowl add the media table cream,


milk and powdered sugar. 

Mix well with a wire whisk until blended. Taste the mixture and see if it is to your sweetness. I found about 1/4 - 1/3 cup to be perfect.


Add the sliced strawberries to a tall glass or bowl. About 1 cup strawberries per serving. You can sprinkle a bit of sugar on the strawberries if you like.


Pour in the cream until it covers the berrries. Add whipping cream, garnish with a whole or halved strawberry.





Fresas Con Crema

2 - 3 cups Fresh Sliced Strawberries
1 - 7.6 oz can Media Crema (Nestle Table Cream)
3/4 - 1 cup Milk
1/3-  cup powdered sugar
whipping Cream for garnish
granulated sugar for strawberries

Slice up how ever many strawberries you would like. Sprinkle a little sugar on them and set aside. In a medium size bowl add the media table cream, regular milk and powdered sugar mix together using a wire whisk. 

Add sliced strawberries to a tall glass, about 1 cup per person. Pour the cream over the strawberries making sure to cover them. Add whipping cream and top with one strawberries. Enjoy

Recipe yields about 3 cups. Store leftover cream in refrigerator.

Cook's Note: I also saw a recipe using 1 cup of whipping cream and 1 tablespoon of sour cream. This can be easily doubled. I have not tried this particular recipe yet.



19 comments:

addicted to life said... #

today is National Strawberries and Cream Day !?!?!?

is it real or just a joke?
when is the National Apple day?
do other fruits have National Day?
thanks

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Hi addicted to life. No it is not a joke. I to never knew all these food holidays exsisted until i did a little research. I have a button on the right side of my blog and if you click on it you can see all the food holidays set up according to months.

Jennifer H. said... #

Yum!! This looked so good this morning, that I picked strawberries and the table cream up at the store while I was there! Since I've never had this before, what's the cream to berry ratio? How many servings of the cream do you get? My husband's going to be so stinkin happy tonight! Thanks!

Heidi said... #

That looks so good! I've never had strawberries and cream... just strawberries and cool whip. Does that count!?! It's National Strawberries and Cream Day along with my Grandma's 87th birthday, my cousins 20th birthday and the last day of school here. I have to set through a graduation tonight :(

Lori said... #

You're a genius when it comes to recipes! Anything w/ sweetened condensed milk has to be good, and I love strawberries. So, thank you!

Alwayzbakin said... #

What a nice summer dessert! Looks yummy! I had no idea it was National Strawberries and Cream Day!

Ingrid said... #

Yum! I'm amazed at some of the easiest desserts that I see on blogs that I never thought of before.
Happy holiday weekend!
~ingrid

manila houses said... #

I just love strawberries with cream..

Laura said... #

That sounds fabulous. I'll have to see if I can find the Nestle Table Cream here in Utah.

April Clauida Rios said... #

Hello,

Wanted to give you the full ingridiant for this recipe: Here in Oceanside California, Mexicanos add:
- Granola w/ Sliced:Alomonds & Coconut
- Natural Bee Honey

On the top of the Fresas con Crema. We dont add whip cream.

However you enjoy your fresas con crema is up to your taste & creation.

Try it though, you will love it!!! Good luck!! :) :)

Anonymous said... #

This recipe looks so good I wonder if the crema might be alittle too sweet for me though. Is the canned cream already sweet?
In L.A. the places that sell this also add granola with almonds and honey and its good but I think the true mexican original is the best I ever tasted and that one only had the strawberries and the cream. Thanks for posting this.

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

The media table cream is not sweet at all. Not like sweetened condensed milk because that would be way to sweet. That is why a little powdered sugar is added for sweetness.

sunnyDaygo said... #

Try adding a dash of cinnamon, it's muy bueno!

Anonymous said... #

This is exacly what I'm looking for I have everything except for the coconut, I knew I was missing something,,,gracias

Anonymous said... #

Can you replace powdered sugar with regular sugar

Tina Butler said... #

Regular sugar will make it grainy.

Anonymous said... #

I am so glad you posted this because my daughter and I love it from the fruit & ice cream place that opened in Irving, but it's $4 per cup like you said and my daughter told me to ask them how they make their cream and we could make them. I said that I'd Google it and found your recipe so now we can have it all the time! Thanks a bunch!

Anonymous said... #

Hi! I have to make this for a large class of thirty! How much of each ingredient do I need? Thank you! :)

William Stoneman said... #

Sounds really great...thanks!!