Fresas con Crema – Sweet Vanilla Crema Dip

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  • PREP TIME
    5 Min
  • COOK TIME
    15 Min
  • SERVINGS
    6-8

The strawberry season in the U.S. typically peaks between April and June, depending on where you live. Right now is an excellent time to get strawberries at a very affordable price. Aside from the great prices and abundance of this berry, strawberry season is also a great time to enjoy outside with friends and family by visiting a local farm to pick your own. This time of the year, I like to buy tons and tons of strawberries to freeze for later use, but the best part of this season is to be able to eat them freshly picked.

If I had to describe the perfect strawberry I would say: sweet, firm flesh, beautiful red color and extra juicy. Sounds like perfection right? Well it is, but if you would like to take it up a notch, and really indulge the flavors of strawberries, then serve them next to a big bowl of crema. To me, nothing goes better with strawberries than simple, pure, delicious crema. The perfect match!

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You can simply mix crema and sugar, and drizzle it over the strawberries. But I prefer to whip up the crema in order to obtain an airy, pillowy texture that can be served as a dip. In this case I have added sugar, honey, and vanilla as the different layers of flavor make this the ultimate sweet crema dip for your strawberries.

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For this recipe I used Cacique® Crema Mexicana Agria. You can use Cacique’s product locator to find it at your local grocery store by clicking HERE. The crema agria already has a denser texture than regular crema, and its sour taste blended with the sweetness of the sugar and honey, give this dip a cheesecake-like flavor, I absolutely love this dip, it is light, full of flavor, goes so well with any fruit, and is much healthier than using cream cheese or heavy cream.

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