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Easy Strawberries and Cream Dessert

Two bowls of easy strawberries and cream dessert.

Dessert, Quick Recipes | 30th June 2020 | By

When you’re in a hurry or the weather is just too hot, sometimes all you want is a low-effort quick and easy pudding. This is where my super easy strawberries and cream dessert comes in. Perfect for feeding a crowd too.

Last year we planted up some strawberries in the garden. They went in a bit late so we didn’t get very many. This year, however, despite the terribly dry spring, we’ve had a small bowl of strawberries every other day. And I can’t tell you how delicious they are.

Bowl of homegrown strawberries.

Easy Strawberries and Cream Dessert

This delicious summer dessert really is super easy to put together. The most difficult part of the process is whipping up some cream. In fact, calling this easy strawberry cream dessert a recipe at all is a bit of a misnomer. It’s really just an assembly job.

Nevertheless, there’s a little more to this low-effort summer dessert than just strawberries and cream.

A bowl of crushed digestive biscuits.
Roughly crumble the digestive biscuits.

For starters, there are biscuits to provide crunch. The cream is lightened with natural yoghurt, which also gives it a slight tangy note.

Although you can get away with only five ingredients in this simple dessert, the sixth gives a subtle enhancement.

Ingredients for strawberry cream dessert.
Only five ingredients needed, six if you include the rose syrup.

I choose to flavour the cream with rose. The fragrant floral notes elevate it to another level. I whip the cream up with my homemade rose syrup, which as far as I’m concerned is a must have summer staple. It’s easy to make, but don’t worry if you don’t have any. You can swap it for a teaspoon of golden caster sugar and half a teaspoon of rose water or a drop of rose oil. The possibilities are endless.

Then there’s the jam. A teaspoonful of strawberry jam gives a welcome note of sweetness and enhances that gorgeous strawberry flavour.

Finally, there are the strawberries themselves. They’re at their best warmed by the sun. Sweet and aromatic with acidic fruity notes, they’re the crowning glory and bring the whole thing together most beautifully. Game, set and match.

A bowl of summer strawberries and cream - with a few additions.

And if you really want to go all fancy, place a small sprig of mint on the top. The flavours of strawberry, mint and rose go surprisingly well together.

Strawberries and Cream Dessert Suggestions

The whole point of this super simple summer dessert, is that it’s quick to make and doesn’t involve a whole heap of ingredients. There are, however, a number of simple changes you can make to add diversity to a pudding which is bound to become a firm favourite.

Two bowls of easy strawberries and cream dessert.

Layering

Layer it any which way. I’ve just done it the way we like it. If you prefer a crumbly top, you can lay the strawberries and strawberry jam at the bottom. Then cover with the cream mixture and finally scatter the biscuit crumbs over the top.

You could even have an Eton Mess style dessert. Cut the strawberries into slightly smaller pieces, then just swirl everything together before you spoon into serving dishes. In fact this is what CT invariably does when he’s presented with his bowl of strawberries and cream. He’s incorrigible.

Change it Up

This idea for this easy strawberries and cream dessert is that it’s fabulously versatile.

Use a different type of biscuit. Shortbread is one that works well. I haven’t tried it, but I reckon amaretti would be lovely too. Let me know what sort of biscuit you think we should try.

As stated earlier, I flavour the cream with homemade rose syrup. But you could use elderflower cordial or vanilla sugar instead. Or why not go completely lush and throw in a tablespoon of liquor? Framboise or cassis would be an interesting variation on a theme.

If you prefer the idea of raspberries, use those instead of strawberries. And why not swap the strawberry jam for raspberry jam whilst you’re at it?

Have a Party

You can easily double this recipe infinitum and feed as many people as you like. It’s a great dessert for feeding the masses as it’s so very easy to make. In fact, it’s the perfect pick for a help yourself type party pudding. Just lay out separate bowls of biscuit crumbs, cream, strawberries and jam and let people help themselves.

Of course, if there’s just you, then halve the recipe.

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Thanks for visiting Tin and Thyme. If you try this easy strawberries and cream dessert, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. Have you any top tips? Do share photos on social media too and use the hashtag #tinandthyme, so I can spot them.

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Easy Strawberries and Cream Dessert

When you're in a hurry or the weather is just too hot, sometimes all you want is a low-effort quick and easy pudding. This is where my super easy strawberries and cream dessert comes in. Perfect for feeding a crowd too.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cream, easy, pudding, quick, strawberries, strawberry jam, yoghurt
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 322kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 digestive biscuits
  • 8 strawberries – hulled and quartered
  • 80 ml double cream
  • 2 tsp rose syrup
  • 2 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 2 tsp strawberry jam
  • 2 sprigs mint (optional)

Instructions

  • Roughly crush the digestive biscuits between your fingers and drop them into the bottom of two bowls. Two biscuits per bowl.
  • Whip the cream along with the rose syrup until you get soft peaks. Stir in the yoghurt. Divide this between the two bowls.
  • Drop a spoonful of jam over the cream. It's best if the jam is saucy rather than solid, so stir in a little water, lemon juice or rose syrup if necessary.
  • Pile on the strawberries and tuck in. Add a small sprig of mint if you want it to look even prettier.

Notes

Swap the rose syrup for a tsp of golden caster sugar and ½ tsp rose water or a drop of rose oil. Alternatively use elderflower cordial or vanilla instead.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They’re approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 588IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg

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10 Comments

  1. angiesrecipes

    30th June 2020 at 3:13 pm

    I like easy fruity seasonal desserts like this…those fresh strawberries look so sweet and juicy!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      30th June 2020 at 4:04 pm

      They are most flavoursome Angie and the flowers are a lovely dark pink.

      Reply
  2. Jacqui – Only Crumbs Remain:Recipes Made Easy

    30th June 2020 at 7:03 pm

    I do love simple dessert recipes like this that are quick to put together. Sadly my strawberry patch is not very productive so im going to pull them up this year give the ground a break and plant a fresh in a year or two. Meanwhile will have to look out for cheap strawberries in the shops.

    Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

    Reply
    • Choclette

      30th June 2020 at 7:54 pm

      Sounds like a good plan, it’s not good to grow them in the same place year on year. Strawberries are the only fruit I’ve had, other than rhubarb. The birds pinched everything else, including the strawberries in the allotment.

      Reply
  3. Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

    30th June 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing, this looks a lovely and quick dessert 🙂

    Nic

    Reply
    • Choclette

      1st July 2020 at 8:36 am

      It’s particularly good at this time of year when strawberries are at their best.

      Reply
  4. Desicart

    2nd July 2020 at 12:04 pm

    What a fabulous recipe! So easy and tasty! I’ll definitely be making this one again!Thank you so much for the recipe!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      2nd July 2020 at 1:34 pm

      Glad you liked it. Did you go with the rose?

      Reply
  5. Sarah James - Tales from The Kitchen Shed

    4th July 2020 at 3:26 pm

    What a great idea Choclette, I love making the most of seasonal fruit . I haven’t made a batch of your rose syrup for ages, I must remedy that. 🙂

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    • Choclette

      5th July 2020 at 8:35 am

      Lovely to hear from you Sarah. I’m all for easy desserts at this time of year. Ooh yes, do make some syrup before the roses all go.. I’ve only made one batch this year and I’m regretting I didn’t make more already. Hoping my rose syrup rose will flower again before the summer is out.

      Reply

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