Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Fresas Con Crema ~ Strawberries with Cream

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fresas Con Crema ~ Strawberries with Cream

Today is National Strawberries & Cream Day!!!!! One of my favorite desserts is Fresas Con Creama which means strawberries with cream. The only ingredients are fruit and cream, and it's such a delicious treat. I get my Fresas con crema at little Paletas in Pleasant Grove, Texas. They're a bit pricey at $4 a cup, but so worth it. 

I knew there had to be a way to make these myself. I've been doing some experimenting and I think I have finally come up with a combination that I am happy with. I use media table cream for my Tres Leche Cake (three milks cake), so I thought it would be the perfect cream to make Fresas Con Creama.  I think it turned out pretty good. 

In Mexico vendors sell walk-away cups of fresas con crema, along with other natural fruits and ice creams at markets and along the roadside.

Fresh sliced strawberries just scream summer. Let's get started on this simple recipe. 

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, and 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's to your sweetness. I found about 1/4 - 1/3 cup of powdered sugar to be perfect.

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

Pour the cream over the strawberries until the cream covers them. Add whipping cream and garnish with a whole or halved  strawberry.

Fresas Con Creama 
{strawberries with cream}

2 - 3 cups fresh sliced strawberries (1 cup per person)
1 - 7.6 oz can Media Crema (Nestle Table Cream)
3/4 - 1 cup regular milk
1/3-  cup powdered sugar
whipping Cream for garnish
granulated sugar for strawberries, optional

Slice up the strawberries (one cup per person). 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 serving. Pour the cream mixture over the strawberries, making sure to cover them.

Garnish with whipping cream and top with one strawberries. Store any leftover cream in the refrigerator. 

servings: 3

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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?

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!

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... #


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!!

fabian torres said... #

Thanks, I'm gonna try to do that in summer. It looks so good.

Anonymous said... #

Thank you! I actually decide to do this recipe today and it turned out to be so delicious! Its so easy to make! I cant wait to make this on the holidays and see what my family thinks of this dessert :)