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Strawberries and Cream {No Bake}

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Quick and easy strawberries and cream recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 20 minutes. This no bake dessert has layers of whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

Layered desserts always look so sophisticated, even when they are simple to make, and this is why we love them! I also love that the focus is on the beauty of the fresh strawberries without a lot of distraction from other ingredients. These Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes are another great no bake dessert, and these Easy Strawberry Shortcakes {With Bisquick Mix} are super simple to make as strawberry season approaches.

How To Make Strawberries And Cream Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Mix ingredients– In a bowl, add strawberries, jam, sugar and mix.
  2. Keep aside– (Covered) at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Prep whipped cream– While the strawberries are macerating.
  4. Assemble– Spoon layers of whipped cream and strawberries in small cups.
  5. Enjoy!– Serve immediately.

What Cream Goes With Strawberries?

  • Whipped Cream– Homemade Whipped Cream or store bought works.
  • Creme Fraiche– This is a higher fat content sour cream basically, and delicious with fruit.
  • Homemade dips– This Best Cream Cheese Fruit Dip or this Chocolate Fruit Dip are great choices.
  • Sour cream– You can sweeten it with powdered sugar, if you like.


Try other frostings instead of whipped cream– Such as Champagne Buttercream Frosting or Strawberry Buttercream Frosting or Cream Cheese Frosting.

Add a layer of lemon curd– Use this How To Make Lemon Curd or you can use store bought.

Try other jams or preserves– I used strawberry jam, but other complimentary flavors can be used such as blackberry, blueberry, or even a spicy jalapeno jam would be delicious.

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Try a layer of pie fillings– Such as apple, peach, or blueberry.

Add layers of cake– This turns the dessert into a trifle.

Make a large version– These are mini size/individual sized, but you can make a larger bowl where people can serve themselves.

Add other extracts or zests to whipped cream– Such as vanilla, almond, lemon, or orange extracts or lemon, lime, or orange zests.

Replace strawberries with other fruits– Such as blueberries, blackberries, cherries, raspberries, or poached pears or sauteed apples.

Add nuts– like pecans, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, or pistachios.

Add shredded coconut– For added texture and sweetness.

Add chocolate chips or cocoa nibs– These add a depth of flavor, texture, and richness.

Vary presentation– Simply serve the strawberries in a bowl and the whipped cream on the side.

Tips And Techniques-

Pipe whipped cream layers for better presentation– I just spooned the whipped cream into the cups, but piping them will add more visual variance and appeal.

Macerate strawberries– This makes them juicy and brings out the sweetness.

Fresh vs. frozen strawberries– Definitely fresh. These will be less water, and have a better texture, and flavor too.

Serve immediately– For best presentation serve immediately!

Make for a crowd– Simply double or triple the ingredients.


Make ahead instructions– Everything can be prepared in advance, but assemble them just before serving because the juices from the strawberries will run into the whipped cream.

Refrigerate– According to the make ahead instructions. Leftovers can only be stored if the strawberries and whipped cream are separate in airtight containers.

Freeze– The whipped cream can be frozen for up to 1 month, but I wouldn’t freeze the strawberries to use again for this dessert. Fresh is best.

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Easy Strawberries and Cream

Quick and easy strawberries and cream recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 20 minutes. This no bake dessert has layers of whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake dessert, summer dessert
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi


  • 3 cups Strawberries Diced
  • 1/2 cup Strawberry jam
  • 1-2 tbsp Granulated sugar Adjust according to your sweetness preference
  • 4 cups Whipped cream Or use Cool Whip


  • In a large mixing bowl, add strawberries, jam, sugar and mix until combined.
  • Keep aside (covered) at room temperature for 10-15 minutes until it becomes sweet and juicy.
  • While the strawberries are macerating, prepare the whipped cream.
  • Assemble by spooning layers of whipped cream and strawberries in small cups.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served immediately but leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 1 day. 


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
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Closeup Shot of Layers of Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream in Glass Cup

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