Strawberries and Cream: The Classic English Dessert Recipe

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Fresh strawberries and cream make for a delicious celebratory fruit dessert that can be served after meals. In fact, it is quite an iconic and well-loved British sweet dish. Word has it, that it is a favored dish at Wimbledon, with over 20 ton of strawberries and 7,000 liters of cream consumed annually. Impressive, eh? Over the years, it has come to be known as the perfect dessert recipe for any last-minute family gathering or potluck. It takes all of just 10 minutes to prepare this appetizing dish.

How to make strawberries and cream?

Summer strawberries are the perfect snack on a hot summer day so why not make a delicious sweet dish out of it? After all, nothing tastes better in summer than a fresh piece of fruit such as strawberry. Fresh and juicy, strawberries are an incredible source of vitamin C, antioxidants and manganese, amongst other vitamins. Pair it with whipped cream and you have a delectable non-chocoholic dessert ready to be devoured! So, let’s get started!

Strawberries and cream in a bowl kept atop a table, next to three red strawberries

Delicious Strawberries and Cream Recipe

A bowlful of juicy summer strawberries with whipped cream to satiate your sweet pangs!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: strawberries and cream
Appliance: Refrigerator
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

Instructions

  • To make strawberries and cream, first, wash the juicy berries properly and de-stem them. Let them be for five minutes and sprinkle them with granulated sugar. Thereafter, let them sit for a while. 
    Strawberries sprinkled with sugar
  • You can even slice the strawberries if you want and then sprinkle sugar on them. 
    Sliced strawberries
  • Once that is done gently toss the strawberries so that they blend well with the sugar. 
  • In the meantime, whip 1 cup of cream properly. Add the whipped cream and a tsp and a half of vanilla extract to the fresh strawberries and refrigerate it for two hours before you serve the delectable dessert. Your delicious dessert, strawberries and cream, is ready!
    A bowlful of strawberries and cream against a white background

Notes

You don't necessarily have to refrigerate it. But, it always tastes best when cold. We would recommend you to prepare it the night before and cool it overnight for an even better taste! 

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Ishani Bose has worked as a reporter/features writer for several leading newspapers and organizations in India. It was her love for food, health, and wellness that brought her to Organic Facts. As a Content & Culinary Outreach Specialist, she is responsible for developing and managing the website’s recipe section. She is also passionate about mental health and enjoys writing about it for the website to educate more and more people about the same. An avid Instagrammer who knows the latest social media trends, Ishani helps strategize and create authentic content for the website’s social media platforms. When not writing or cooking, you’ll find her reading, traveling, soaking herself in music, arts, and culture in every way possible. Ishani has completed an online program on “Introduction to Food and Health” by Stanford University, US. Furthermore, she has completed an online course on “The Science of Wellbeing” by the Department of Psychology, Yale University.

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