Today I bring to you my favorite vacation recipe: Venezuelan fresas con crema. This is a scrumptious mix of fresh and season strawberries with Chantilly.
These are not the same as a Mexican fresas con crema. In Mexico, they use “crema mexicana”, which is way liquid than Chantilly. Also, they tend to mix the strawberries with the Mexican cream and then serve. In Venezuela, we like to use layers of cream and then layers of strawberries. But yes, both are delicious and in some way similar.
In Venezuela, we have a tradition of eating fresas con crema when we travel to places like Mérida or La Colonia Tovar. These are touristic spots in Venezuela that are cooler than the rest of the country.
Venezuela has tropical weather and in most places is kind of hot — that’s why I love so much winter now that I live in Europe. When we travel to “Los Andes” for vacation, it’s several degrees lower than in the rest of the country. It’s only in those places where strawberries can grow in Venezuela.. For that reason, the strawberries from these places are incredibly big and juicy.
Fresas con crema used to be a must-have for my family trips to the mountains. I loved these annual trips so much and I can say that my happiest memories are in a small — yet charming — inn, drinking hot cocoa and eating fresas con crema while enjoying the mountain life.
It’s funny that most people know Venezuela for its paradisiac beaches — yes, I know Los Roques is Instagram worthy — but for me, the Venezuelan mountains are better.
Now let’s talk about this recipe…
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How to make Fresas con Crema?
This is the easiest dessert you will find. I dare you to find another sweet that is made in less than 2 minutes. This is a life saving and is so delicious and colorful!
There is no secret with this dessert. You just need to find a good chantilly brand that is reliable. A dozen of strawberries — better if they are on season — and sweetened condensed milk as a topping.
You need to layer the ingredients to get this nice effect of contrast white and red.
You can use strawberry or chocolate syrup instead of condensed milk. The sky’s the limit!
I hope you like this recipe and I see you in the next one!
- 10-12 strawberries
- Sweetened condensed milk
Cut the strawberries into medium size chunks and wash them well. Drain.
In a glass layer chantilly and chopped strawberries until you get up to the top. Cover with sweetened condensed milk and serve.
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