Fast Recipes

Strawberries and cream

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast French dessert recipe for strawberries and cream.

By Alice Storey & Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4
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Strawberries and cream
This dessert is ridiculously easy and ridiculously good.


  • 250 gm strawberries, hulled, coarsely chopped, plus extra, sliced, to serve
  • 20 ml Grand Marnier
  • 70 gm pure icing sugar, sieved
  • 400 gm crème fraîche
  • 200 gm thickened cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • To serve: shop-bought shortbread or meringue, crushed


  • 1
    Pulse strawberries, Grand Marnier and 2 tbsp icing sugar in a food processor to a rough purée and set aside.
  • 2
    Whisk crème fraîche, cream, vanilla and remaining icing sugar in an electric mixer until soft peaks form (2-3 minutes), then fold in half the strawberry purée to combine, divide among 4 serving bowls and refrigerate until required. Just before serving, top with sliced strawberries and crushed shortbread, then drizzle with remaining strawberry purée.