Dairy Farmers of Canada

Strawberries & Potted Cream

This recipe is taken from the 2014 Milk Calendar. "It’s important to us to use quality Canadian dairy products — like the cream in this recipe! A fresh treat on a warm summer’s day, this dessert tastes even more delicious than it looks. As our son grows, we know it will become a favourite for him, too."
- Recipe from Nichele Steenbeek from Varna, Ontario

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Refrigeration: 2 h - 3 h
Yields 6 - 8 servings
strawberries potted cream
This video stars a small homemade treat with delicious juicy strawberries. It’s a lovely dessert to end a summer meal that will please both kids and adults alike…


  • 1 pouch 1/4 oz (7 g) unflavored gelatin (1 tbsp/15 mL)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mg) cool water
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 35 % cream
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) fresh strawberries
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In a bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cool water; let stand for 5 min to soften.

In a saucepan, combine cream, milk, 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the sugar and vanilla extract. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often. Pour over gelatin mixture and stir well until gelatin is dissolved.

Pour into 6 to 8 jars, glasses or dessert dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hrs or until set, or for up to 2 days.

When ready to serve, in a bowl, using a potato masher or a fork, mash strawberries and remaining sugar together and spoon on top of cream in dishes.


Tip for Kids: Make mini desserts using liqueur glasses or fun-coloured small dishes. Sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top of the strawberries.

Scrape the seeds of 1/4 vanilla bean and into cream mixture and add pod instead of extract. Heat as directed and discard pod before mixing with gelatin. Using a mini chopper, process the sugar for the topping with a pinch of dried lavender flowers, then mash with strawberries.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 265 Calories
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 14 g
Fat: 23 g
Fibre: 0.6 g
Sodium: 39 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 7 % / 81 mg
Vitamin A: 26 %
Vitamin B12: 13 %
Vitamin C: 29 %
Vitamin D: 16 %