Peaches (Or Strawberries) and Cream

I know, I know, it's almost like this doesn't need a recipe. Peaches and cream is pretty self explanatory, right? I never thought much of it, and had never even tried it or any other fruit and cream combination until this summer. The town we live in has a strawberry festival every year and one of the big draws is their strawberries and cream. People go nuts over the stuff, but I never bothered to go to any of the events that had it. Being a dutiful mom this summer, though, I decided to bring the girls to the carnival and thought we should see why there was a line waiting for the strawberries and cream stand (one of many) to open. It didn't take more than a bite for me to realize what should have been obvious: cream is delicious on everything and very especially on fruit.

For the rest of the summer, we've had strawberries and cream many times. It is such an easy dessert and makes good use of delicious summer strawberries. When the end of summer came and local peaches started to ripen I switched from strawberries to peaches. I've tweaked the amounts of sugar, cream and other ingredients to make a cream mixture that we like. It's sweet, it's thick, and it has just the right amount of flavor to accentuate the fruit but not overpower it. It's a delicious way to enjoy some of the last fruits of summer.

Peaches (Or Strawberries) and Cream

Heat Oven To 350 Published 09/05/2015
Peaches and Cream


  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream 
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6-8 peaches


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together heavy cream, milk, sugar, salt and vanilla extract until sugar has dissolved. (This tastes even better when it has a chance to sit in the fridge overnight.)
  2. Slice peaches into bite sized chunks and divide among 6-8 small bowls. Add a scant 1/4 cup of the cream mixture to each bowl and serve.
Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: None
Total time: 10 mins.
Recipe Source: HeatOvenTo350

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