Fresas Con Crema (Strawberries with Cream)

by Erica Dinho on December 3, 2010

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Fresas con Crema

Fresas con Crema are total decadence for me. You would think that after eating a filling meal like a Colombian Tamal or Bandeja Paisa that it would be impossible to find room for anything else. However, even then, I can never refuse a glass full of fresh and delicious strawberries drowning in sweet cream drizzled with condensed milk.

This is a popular dessert in my hometown and are sold at fruit stands on the side of the roads outside the city. If you are going to Medellin, look for these stands along the road while driving into the city from the airport. The fresh cream they use to make the Fresas con Crema is fantastic!

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

(4 -6 servings)

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, washed and halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar or to your taste
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup crème fraîche or crema fresca
  • Sweet condensed milk (optional)

Directions

  1. In a bowl using a mixer, combine the crème fraîche, heavy cream, vanilla and the sugar.
  2. Whip on medium-high speed until soft peaks form and the cream holds its shape.
  3. Using glasses or plastic cups, make layers using the strawberries and crema (i.e.: one layer of strawberries, then one layer of cream, & so on). Drizzle with condensed milk if desired and serve immediately.
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1 Belinda @zomppa December 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Ooo, a classic. Wish strawberries were in season!

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2 yennie December 3, 2010 at 5:03 PM

I loooove it!!!!!!!

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3 Rachana December 3, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Wow!!! I want that, pleaseeee :-) Yumm!!!!

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4 Olga A December 3, 2010 at 5:45 PM

that looks delicious!!
but I don’t have a mixer. . .
Is it ok if I use a blender in step 1, and a wire whisk for step 2?
what else could I do?
Thanks!

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5 rebecca subbiah December 3, 2010 at 10:00 PM

oh couldn’t say no to this either looks great

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6 Simply Life December 4, 2010 at 7:31 AM

Oh what a great combination! Delicious!

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7 tasteofbeirut December 4, 2010 at 10:53 AM

I agree with you! you cannot turn down this dessert even if you had a full meal, because the strawberries and cream are impossible to resist.

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8 Barbara December 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

I am drooling over your photos, Erica! It’s a simply perfect dessert.

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9 Faith December 5, 2010 at 4:15 PM

This beautiful dessert makes me long for summer! I love it, Erica!

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10 JACKIEO December 5, 2010 at 8:17 PM

HI ERICA, I’M PORTUGUESE AND MY HUSBAND IS MEXICAN, COLOMBIAN FOOD IS OUR FAVORITE. WE ARE LUCKY TO LIVE IN QUEENS WHERE THERE ARE MANY COLOMBIAN AND MEXICAN RESTAURANTS, YOUR RECIPES ARE TO DIE FOR TASTE AND PRESENTATION.(HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOUR FAMILY, I SAW ON THE NEWS THE MUDSLIDES IN THE TOWN OF MEDELLIN, GOD BLESS THRU THE HOLIDAYS AND THE NEW YEAR)
JACKIEO

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11 Sophie December 6, 2010 at 9:05 AM

MMMMMMMMMMM,..but I must wait for summer for these lusciously looking strawberries!

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12 Erica December 14, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments!

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13 Soma December 14, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Oh the classic combo! Makes me think and want summer back. So beautiful.

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14 Anicole April 13, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Erica,
I’m making these for a presentation for school, so can they be refridgerated?
Gracias(:

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15 Erica April 13, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Anicole- Yes!

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16 Rosa July 23, 2011 at 7:31 PM

I’ve tried making this but everytime it comes out liquidy not thick. What am I doing wrong?

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17 Erica July 23, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Rosa- You have to keep your mixer on medium-high speed and use heavy cream!

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18 nina April 6, 2013 at 12:56 AM

What is heavy cream is it sour cream

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19 Erica April 6, 2013 at 7:27 AM

Whipping cream.

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20 Elizabeth December 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Hey! I’m doing a extra credit project at school and if I had that class around 3rd period, would it go bad? Would it do anything to effect it? Or would it be fine? But other than that, I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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21 Marc & Eliana March 27, 2014 at 9:28 PM

We just returned to the USA from 1 month of traveling in Colombia and had the best ever fresas con creme in Laguna de la Cocha, near Pasto. So we came home and made your recipe! I needed to double the amount of powdered sugar to get it sweet enough for our taste. Delicioso!

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