Vegan Fresas con crema (Mexican strawberries and cream)

Fresas con crema is one of the easiest Mexican desserts you’ll ever make, no baking or cooking required. This dessert consists of fresh sliced strawberries mixed into a thick and scrumptious sweet cream (crema). This is the vegan recipe and you’ll have it ready in 10 minutes.

Fresas con crema in Spanish, strawberries, and cream in English.

What is fresas con crema?

Fresas con crema means strawberries and cream, a traditional Mexican dessert made with sweetened condensed milk, Mexican crema or sour cream, whipping cream, and fresh strawberries.

This traditional Mexican no-bake dessert is very popular in all of Mexico, but especially in the states of Guanajuato and Michoacán, where strawberries are grown. But it is so delicious and easy to make that it became popular, and every Mexican family has its own version or way of preparing it.

It is even sold in Mexican paleterías like La Michoacana or street carts. This dessert became so popular that la crema (the cream) mix is sold and ready to use in supermarkets.





How do Fresa con crema taste?

Its sweet, light taste is particularly good in summer, and the strawberry season is on.

Is this dessert vegan?

Mexican fresas con crema are a vegetarian dish. But we can easily make it vegan by using all store-bought vegan ingredients or making our own sweet crema.

Ingredients for vegan strawberries and cream

  • Mexican crema: for this recipe, I made a sweet cream with macadamias, sugar, almond milk, and lime juice. But you can use the vegan cashew sour cream and add sugar to it.
  • Vanilla: Mexican vanilla extract is best here, but use what you have on hand.
  • Sugar: we need cane sugar to sprinkle on top of the strawberries. Look for vegan cane sugar; yes, I know, not all of them are.
  • Strawberries, choose ripe, juicy, and perfect strawberries.

How to make vegan fresas con crema

  • Prepare your strawberries. Wash, stem, and quarter or slice them. Place them in a bowl and sprinkle with a tablespoon of cane sugar. Set aside.
  • Make the crema. Blend the macadamia nuts with almond milk, sugar, lime juice, and vanilla. Mix with sugar and vanilla if you are using vegan cashew sour cream or store-bought vegan heavy cream.
  • Put it all together: scoop about a half of strawberries into a cup, drizzle with sweet vegan crema, add more strawberries and finish with two or three tablespoons of cream.
💡Note

I like to keep my fresas con crema recipe as easy and affordable as possible using as minimal ingredients.

But some people use condensed milk (in Mexico the most popular one is called La lechera) evaporated milk, media crema and sometimes as a substitution for the heavy cream plain greek yogurt.

You can  find the vegan version of all of them in my Amazon shop.

Tips and tricks

  • Substitute the macadamias with 3/4 cup of raw cashews (affiliate link)
  • Use homemade almond milk, water, or any other non-dairy milk
  • Use store-bought vegan sour cream or heavy cream
  • Use the cashew sour cream instead of making it
  • Add lime or lemon zest to the crema; not traditional and totally optional but still very delicious. 

Other vegan dessert recipes that you may like:

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Vegan fresas con crema (Mexican Strawberries and cream)

Fresas con crema is one of the easiest Mexican desserts you'll ever make, no baking or cooking required. This dessert consists of fresh sliced strawberries mixed into a thick and scrumptious sweet cream (crema). This is the vegan recipe and you'll have it ready in 10 minutes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
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Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 364 kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients
  

Sweet cream (crema dulce)

  • 1 cup macadamias
  • 1 cup almond milk or any other no-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your strawberries. Wash, stem, and quarter or slice them. Place them in a bowl and sprinkle with a tablespoon of cane sugar. Set aside.
  • Make the crema. Blend the macadamia nuts with almond milk, sugar, lime juice, and vanilla. Mix with sugar and vanilla if you are using vegan cashew sour cream or store-bought vegan heavy cream.
  • Put it all together: scoop about a half of strawberries into a cup, drizzle with sweet vegan crema, add more strawberries and finish with two or three tablespoons of cream.

Notes

  • Substitute the macadamias with 3/4 cup of raw cashews. 
  • Use homemade almond milk, water, or any other non-dairy milk
  • Use store-bought vegan sour cream or heavy cream
  • Use the cashew sour cream instead of making it
  • Add lime or lemon zest to the crema; not traditional and totally optional but still very delicious. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 85mgPotassium: 308mgFiber: 5gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 70mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 2mg
Keyword fresas con crema, strawberries and cream, sweet cream, vegan crema dulce

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