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Strawberries and Cream Recipe (Frutillas con Crema) for the Perfect Summer Dessert

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Whip up our sweet and luscious strawberries and cream recipe (frutillas con crema) for a wonderfully refreshing and indulgent dessert to gorge on with friends and family as you bask in the summer sunshine.

Strawberries and cream in a glass.

Strawberries with Cream Recipe

Some desserts are a marriage of two ingredients that just work to perfection, and that’s very much the case with strawberries and cream. A bed of thick whipped cream compliments any ripe, sweet, moist, and soft yet firm strawberry so well, and complete with a couple of additions, you have a showstopper of a dessert that looks glorious, tastes divine, and is so simple to make.

A classic British dessert, with records of the dish dating back to the reign of King Henry VIII and the lavish banquets royalty and the upper classes would feast at, the popularity of the dessert soon spread to Spanish cuisine, and in time Central and Latin American cuisine.

Hence, today you can find this wonderfully refreshing dessert throughout the Americas, including in the likes of Colombian cuisine, Argentinian cuisine, and Mexican cuisine, among many others. In Argentina, it’s known as Frutillas con Crema.

Strawberries and cream in a glass.

Recipe Ingredients

To make our simple strawberries with cream recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Strawberries and cream (frutillas con crema) ingredients.
  • Strawberries – 14.1oz (400 grams)
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Icing Sugar / Powdered Sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Heavy Cream or Double Cream – 1 cup (235 ml)
  • Limes – 1-2, depending on how sour & tangy you like it

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1 – Wash the strawberries and remove the stems. Cut the strawberries into bite-sized pieces.

Strawberries and cream step-by-step recipe (cutting the strawberries).

Step 2 – Sprinkle the sugar over the strawberries in a bowl.

Strawberries and cream step-by-step recipe (adding the sugar to the strawberries).

Step 3 – Pour the freshly-squeezed lime juice over the strawberries.

Strawberries and cream step-by-step recipe (adding the lime juice to the strawberries).

Step 4 – Give everything a mix, cover with saran wrap/cling film, and set aside in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Strawberries and cream step-by-step recipe (strawberries in the juice formed after letting it rest for 30 minutes in the fridge).

Step 5 – Put the cream in a chilled large bowl and using a hand mixer (or a whisk), beat the cream until you get soft peaks.

Strawberries and cream step-by-step recipe (whipping the cream).

Step 6 – Add the icing sugar and mix just enough to combine.

Strawberries and cream step-by-step recipe (adding icing sugar to the whipped cream).

Step 7 – Take two chilled glasses, and layer the strawberries and the cream. Make sure to add all the juice/syrup the strawberries let out while in the fridge. We found layering the strawberries, juice, and cream in a tall glass is a great way to enjoy this dessert, as you can reach in with a spoon and get a little of everything.

Strawberries and cream in two glasses side by side.

What to Serve with Strawberries and Cream

Herbs – Garnished with a little mint, both chopped and ground, this gorgeous dessert is practically guaranteed to put a smile on the face of kids and adults alike.

Selection of Cookies/Biscuits – Give your guests some extra crunch and sweetness by serving your strawberries and cream with a biscuit selection or cookie jar.

Madeira Cake – Buttery soft and easy to buy from the supermarket, a slice or two of Madeira cake can work wonders with strawberries and cream.

Shortbread or Granola – You could easily adapt the dessert by either adding a shortbread or granola base to the glass. From there, you can spoon the strawberries and cream over the top. Alternatively, you could sprinkle them on top, the other way around.

Champagne/Prosecco – A classy dessert needs a classy drink, so pop open a bottle if you’re serving this dessert for a summer party or fun gathering.

Strawberries and cream in two glasses side by side, decorated with mint.

The mildly sweet and lusciously soft texture of the cream, the juicy sweetness of the strawberries, and the zing from the lime all meld together to make a mouthful of pure magic. Strawberries and cream isn’t just for watching Wimbledon with, we can assure you!

Strawberries and cream in a glass.

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Strawberries and Cream

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Author: Nomad Paradise
Course: Desserts

Ingredients

  • 14.1 oz 400 grams of strawberries
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of icing sugar / powdered sugar
  • 1 cup 235 ml of heavy cream or double cream
  • 1-2 limes

Instructions

  • Wash the strawberries and remove the stems. Cut the strawberries into bite-sized pieces.
  • Sprinkle the sugar over the strawberries in a bowl.
  • Pour the freshly-squeezed lime juice over the strawberries.
  • Give everything a mix, cover with saran wrap/cling film, and set aside in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Put the cream in a chilled large bowl and using a hand mixer (or a whisk), beat the cream until you get soft peaks.
  • Add the icing sugar and mix just enough to combine.
  • Take two chilled glasses, and layer the strawberries and the cream. Make sure to add all the juice/syrup the strawberries let out while in the fridge. We found layering the strawberries, juice, and cream in a tall glass is a great way to enjoy this dessert, as you can reach in with a spoon and get a little of everything.
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  • Hey there! We are Dale and Doina, the founders of Nomad Paradise. We traveled full-time for over three years, and while we now have a home base in the U.K., continue to take trips abroad to visit new places and try new cuisines and foods. Our food guides are curated with the guidance of local foodies, and their contribution is indicated under each article. We also cook the foods we try abroad, and you can discover how to make them in our 'recipes from around the world' category.

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