Fresas Con Crema, there’s something about this strawberries and cream that’s humbling and unassuming, and yet, utterly striking.  With only five ingredients, it’s the simplest dessert around, but the flavors do something incredible when they meld together.

A small glass with fresas con crema topped with a fresh strawberry.
An authentic recipe for Mexican fresas con crema.

? About Fresas Con Crema

Y’all, this is the BEST Fresas Con Crema recipe you’ll have ever have! With a creamy filling and perfectly sweeten, loaded with fresh strawberry slices and topped with fluffy whipped cream. It’s a delicious classic Mexican dessert that you’ll find at most “antojitos” (street snacks or appetizers) places and ice cream parlors.

There is no doubt that in Mexico we LOVE creamy desserts! This one joins my collection along with Arroz Con Leche, Mexican Fruit Salad, Tres Leches cake, Flan, Gelatina De Mosaico, and Dulce De Leche Popsicles. Let me show you how easy it is to make!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • So easy – This dessert is ideal for beginners and it is very quick with minimal preparation.
  • No bake dessert! – It’s the perfect cool treat for warm days.
  • Perfect for a crowd – You can make a big batch to share in your next fiesta! Everyone will love it. I guarantee it!
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Fresas Con Crema is perfect for your next fiesta!

Ingredients & Substitutions

This recipe is for fresas con crema without sour cream. Most recipes call for it but I think there are better alternatives. The main flavors comes from the media crema (Mexican table cream) and condensed milk so there is no need for sour cream.

  • Fresh strawberries
  • 1 can media crema (substitute with Mexican crema or evaporated milk)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt, regular plain yogurt or Crème fraîche.
  • Vanilla extract

Variations:

  1. Make the fresas con crema pink! You can add a few drops of pink artificial food coloring to your crema or add a few strawberries prior to blending.
  2. Instead of the Greek yogurt, replace with cream cheese. The texture will be a little bit more dense but sometimes that’s desired for this recipe. So good!
  3. Add more sugar for a sweeter dessert.
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5 ingredients for fresas con crema.

How to make Fresas Con Crema

  • Step 1. To a blender, add condensed milk, media crema, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract.
  • Step 2. Puree everything well. Make sure to scrape the sides with a spatula to make sure all ingredients are incorporated well. Note: The cream mixture is like a milkshake.
  • Step 3. Pour into a mixing bowl and set aside in the fridge.
  • Step 4. Slice the berries in whatever shape you like: halves, fourths, circles, cubes, etc. There are no rules here!
  • Step 5. Add the sliced strawberries into the reserved crema mixture and mix gently.

Strawberries and cream in a large bowl and a large spoon to serve.

Step 6. Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours for the strawberries to infuse the cream. Besides, this dessert tastes better when cold!

A hand serving strawberries and cream into a small glass.

Now is ready to eat! Divide into bowls or glasses and enjoy!


If you’re serving this at a gathering, you can make ahead for up to 1 day in advance for a stress free dessert the day of.

Three small glasses with strawberries and cream and a spoon.
Fresas con crema receta mexicana. Deliciosa!
A small glass with fresas con crema topped with a fresh strawberry topped with granola.

Serving suggestions

This dessert is perfect after a Mexican meal since it’s light and fresh! If you want to make it more fun here are a few ideas you can do to it.

  • Add granola.
  • Add chia seeds.
  • Add other fruits to it like raspberries, blueberries, chopped peaches or bananas.
  • Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Add your favorite nuts.
  • Make paletas!

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Tips For Perfect Fresas Con Crema

  • Keep everything cold! Place the cans & strawberries in the fridge so that they’re cold before making the recipe.
  • Picking strawberries: The best strawberries have a bright red color, a natural shine and fresh looking green caps. Keep your berries in the fridge and wash them just before serving.
  • How to rinse strawberries: Do not remove the stems still yet and rinse berries under cool water. To dry them just blot with a paper towel or place in a colander to air dry for a few minutes.

FAQ

Is table cream and heavy cream the same?

Table cream is a light cream (lower in fat) that adds creaminess and deliciousness to your favorite savory and sweet recipes. While heavy cream contains at least 36 percent milk fat. It is pasteurized or ultra-pasteurized, and may be homogenized.

What is a good substitute for Mexican crema?

A great alternative is plain Greek Yogurt or Crème fraîche?

How long does fresas con crema last?

Keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Three small glasses with fresas con crema topped with a fresh strawberry.
Easy strawberries and cream recipe.

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A small glass with fresas con crema topped with a fresh strawberry.

Easy Fresas Con Crema Recipe

Servings 8 servings
Ana Frias
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 12 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Fresas Con Crema, there’s something about this strawberries and cream that’s humbling and unassuming, and yet, utterly striking.  With only five ingredients, it's the simplest dessert around, but the flavors do something incredible when they meld together.

Equipment

  • Blender
8 servings

Ingredients  

  • 1 ½ Lb fresh ripe strawberries
  • 1 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 7.6 oz can media crema
  • 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt, regular plain yogurt or Crème fraîche.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • To a blender, add sweetened condensed milk, media crema, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract.
    1 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk, 1 7.6 oz can media crema, 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt, regular plain yogurt or Crème fraîche., 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Puree everything well. Make sure to scrape the sides with a spatula to make sure all ingredients are incorporated well. Note: The cream mixture is like a milkshake.
  • Pour into a mixing bowl and set aside in the fridge.
  • Slice the berries in whatever shape you like: halves, fourths, circles, cubes, etc.
    1 ½ Lb fresh ripe strawberries
  • dd the sliced strawberries into the reserved crema mixture and mix gently.
  • Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours for the strawberries to infuse the cream. Besides, this dessert tastes better when cold.
  • Divide into bowls or glasses and enjoy!

Muy Delish Notes:

  • Keep everything cold! Place the cans & strawberries in the fridge so that they’re cold before making the recipe.
  • Picking strawberries: The best strawberries have a bright red color, a natural shine and fresh looking green caps. Keep your berries in the fridge and wash them just before serving.
  • How to rinse strawberries: Do not remove the stems still yet and rinse berries under cool water. To dry them just blot with a paper towel or place in a colander to air dry for a few minutes.
  • Make head for up to 1 day in advance for a stress free dessert the day of.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this fresas con crema over the weekend and it was a hit with everyone! Simple yet oh so delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    These fresas con crema are just like the ones I grew up eating in Mexico! They used to sell them in cartoon boxes like old milk boxes. Can’t wait to make it again!