Strawberry Cream | Easy Strawberries and Cream

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The strawberry season in India brings along all kinds of cravings for the quintessential Strawberry Cream across all ages. Be it a child, a teen or an old man, there’s hardly anyone I know who doesn’t like this fabulous combo. Mahabaleshwar, a hill station in Maharashtra, India known for its luscious strawberry fields is also synonymous with Strawberry Cream. Worry not, as this recipe will help you prepare a Mahabaleshwar style Strawberry Cream dessert at home, without any hassle.

strawberry cream garnished with fresh strawberry slices and served in ice cream cups.

About Strawberry Cream

Besides fresh strawberries and cream of course, other ingredients that go into making this gorgeous dessert is sugar and vanilla extract. Now, you may be wondering about the ones available at the eateries in Mahabaleshwar or other places that are loaded with more fancy things.

You can jazz up your Strawberry Cream the way you wish to. I keep it minimalistic so that I can enjoy both the dominant flavors individually too. This is my version of the recipe, which is super simple and pretty much gets done in no time, yet is droolworthy!

My choice of cream for this Strawberry Cream recipe is a 25% fat fresh cream, basically a light cream. You can easily use 35% to 50% fat cream a.k.a whipping cream or heavy cream. But make sure to chill and use.

This recipe is a very simple version of Strawberry Cream. I did not add any ice cream and the only extra flavor was that of vanilla. You can absolutely make it your own way by adding one or two scoops of Strawberry Ice Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream.

Usually at eateries, this dessert is assembled in tall glasses as they add more elements apart from the strawberries and cream. Since mine is a basic recipe, I serve the rich Strawberry Cream in ice cream cups. Enjoy it as a yum berryish dessert after your meals.

If you like the combination of mixed fruits with cream, then this Fruit Cream recipe is going to be handy for you.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Strawberry Cream

Prep Strawberries

1. Rinse, hull and chop 250 grams fresh strawberries. Take them in a bowl.

chopped fresh strawberries in a bowl.

2. Add 1 tablespoon sugar. This step of macerating strawberries is optional and only if the strawberries are tart and not sweet. If the strawberries are very tart, then you can add more sugar.

sugar added to chopped strawberries.

3. Mix the sugar well with the strawberries and keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes.

sugar mixed with chopped strawberries.

4. This is the macerated strawberry-sugar mixture. You will see some juices also released by the strawberries.

macerated strawberries in the bowl.

Make Strawberry Cream

5. Take 1 cup chilled cream and ¼ cup powdered sugar or icing sugar in a bowl. I used powdered sugar.

chilled cream and powdered sugar added in a bowl.

6. On a medium-high to high speed, whip the cream-sugar mixture till soft peaks. You can use a stand mixer or an electric beater to whip the cream.

whipping cream-sugar mixture.

7. Whip till the cream gets soft peaks.

whipping cream-sugar mixture till soft peaks are formed.

8. Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract.

vanilla extract added to the whipped sweetened cream.

9. Fold in the cream, gently.

folding the cream gently.

10. Take serving bowls or glasses. Layer them first with some of the macerated strawberry mixture. Also, add a bit of the juice.

macerated strawberries added to serving bowls.

11. Then, layer with the whipped cream.

strawberries layered with the whipped cream on top.

12. Again, add some of the macerated strawberries and the juice.

more macerated strawberries added on top of the whipped cream.

13. Repeat again with some of the whipped cream.

more whipped cream added on top.

14. Lastly, garnish with some strawberry slices and serve Strawberries and Cream. You can also chill for a few hours and then serve.

strawberry cream garnished with strawberry slices and served in bowls with text layovers.

Expert Tips

  1. Macerating the fresh strawberries by adding an additional tablespoon or two of sugar is needed, as strawberries are sometimes tart and not sweet. Adjust the sugar quantity according to how tart the strawberries are.
  2. For best results, you have to chill the cream overnight before whipping it.
  3. A vegan Strawberry Cream is absolutely possible! Use coconut cream in place of dairy cream. It works wonderfully in this recipe.
  4. Others sweet berries or fruits like mango can be used in place of strawberries in the same recipe.
  5. Garnish your Strawberry Cream with some fresh strawberry slices, fresh mint leaves, chocolate chips or grated chocolate.

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strawberry cream recipe

Strawberry Cream | Easy Strawberries and Cream

This Mahabaleshwar style Strawberry cream is quick to prepare delicious dessert made with strawberries and cream. Mahabaleshwar, a hill station in Maharashtra, India known for its luscious strawberry fields is also synonymous with Strawberry Cream.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Indian, World
Course Desserts
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Easy
Servings 4
Units

Ingredients

  • 250 grams fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or add as required
  • 1 cup chilled cream – 25% to 50% fat
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar or icing sugar or confectioner's sugar, add as required
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 to 2 drops of vanilla essence

Instructions
 

  • Rinse, hull and chop the strawberries. Take them in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon sugar. This step of macerating strawberries is optional and only if the strawberries are tart and not sweet.
    If the strawberries are very tart, then you can add more sugar.
  • Mix the sugar very well and keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Later take 1 cup cold cream and ¼ cup powdered sugar or icing sugar in a mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl. 
  • On a medium-high to high speed whip the cream and sugar till soft peaks. You can use a stand mixer or an electric beater to whip the cream.
  • Whip till the cream gets soft peaks.
  • Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and gently fold in the cream.
  • Take serving bowls or glasses. Layer them first with some of the strawberry mixture. Also add a bit of the juice. 
  • Then layer with the whipped cream.
  • Again add some of the strawberries and the juice.
  • Repeat again with some of the whipped cream.
  • Lastly garnish with some slices strawberries and serve Strawberries and Cream. You also can chill for a few hours and then serve Strawberry Cream.

Notes

  • Do chill the cream overnight for some hours before whipping it. 
  • Substitute for dairy cream is coconut cream, which also goes very well in this recipe. 
  • Instead of strawberries, you can use any fresh sweet berries. Fruits like mango can also be used. 

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cream | Easy Strawberries and Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 875IU18%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 3µg3%
Calcium 49mg5%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 17µg4%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 12mg3%
Phosphorus 52mg5%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Strawberry Cream recipe from the archives, originally published in January 2017 has been updated and republished on January 2023.

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17 Comments

  1. Hi Dassana,
    The amul cream became wattery after blending with sugar in electric beater. It did not have the creamy texture that we get outside. Plz help

    1. deepa, the cream has got whipped too much. the water that you see is buttermilk and the cream has turned to butter. any cream if beaten or whipped too much will become butter. so while beating, whip in intervals and keep on checking. now you can take the butter and keep in fridge or freezer.

  2. Great Dassana.. 🙂 but one more doubt what’s the difference between sour cream n yogurt ? U mentioned in comment dat add sour cream but not yogurt ..

    1. thanks pooni. sour cream is cream which is made sour. there are many ways of getting the sour taste in the cream like using vinegar or lemon juice or keffir or yogurt culture. yogurt is only made with milk and a starter yogurt culture and cream is not used.

  3. Hi Dassana .. I tried this today.. it’s gud.. I had fruit cream in some small party at home. I remember the taste she prepared its lightly sour taste as well which tastes awesome for me.. so if u have any idea how much yoghurt should add to this cream m lil doubt on dat if u could help..? U r best cook so just asking suggestion.. n giving some variation to u too as well;)

    1. pooni, sour taste could be due to using sour cream or yogurt or adding a few drop of lemon juice in the cream. in this recipe, you can add 2 to 3 tablespoons of fresh yogurt or use 1/4 cup of sour cream. some recipes of fruit cream are also made with sour cream. i have never used sour cream at home, but i have tasted sour cream recipes in hotels. so i know the taste of sour cream. i guess the person must have added sour cream and not yogurt ?