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Fresas con Crema

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

4 servings

This refreshing fresas con crema recipe is wonderful when berries are in season. Media crema is a rich, unsweetened cream found in the baking aisle or ethnic food section of the grocery store. It's similar to creme fraiche and sour cream, although sour cream is a bit tangier. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Fresas con Crema Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 can (7.6 ounces) media crema table cream
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk crema, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Divide strawberries among 4 serving dishes. Top with milk mixture. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.

Fresas con Crema Tips

What is fresas con crema?

Fresas con crema, or strawberries and cream, is an authentic Mexican dessert. Just like the name implies, fresas con crema consists of fresh strawberries served in a sweet cream. It's commonly served as a dessert or snack. Have leftover strawberries on hand? Use them up in these fantastic strawberry dessert recipes.

Is Mexican crema the same as heavy cream?

Mexican crema is not the same as heavy cream, although if you're making Mexican crema from scratch, you'll often find that heavy cream is among the list of ingredients. Mexican crema is most relatable to creme fraiche. It's very thick, creamy and slightly tangy. Creme fraiche can be a great substitute if you can't find Mexican crema at the store.

How long does crema last?

Most Mexican cremas last for up to two weeks when stored in the refrigerator. If you bought canned crema, please refer to the label for storage instructions.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 241 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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