Easy Wimbledon Strawberries and Cream Dessert Recipe

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Treat yourself to an easy to make, delicious, and iconic dessert this summer with this Wimbledon strawberries and cream recipe.  Discover why this traditional treat is loved by both tennis fans and British royals alike, and learn how to create your own refreshing strawberries and cream at home.

Wimbledon strawberries and cream dessert recipe for summer.

This Wimbledon strawberries and cream dessert recipe combines two iconic elements of summer, strawberries and tennis. 

Strawberries represent the vibrant flavors and freshness of the season, while tennis captures the spirit of outdoor activities and friendly competition under the summer sun. 

Classic strawberries and cream dessert serves as a delicious link between these two elements, bringing together the luscious sweetness of fresh strawberries, and the fun of watching the oldest & most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon. 

Summertime dessert in Britain with fresh fruit and whipped cream.

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The History Behind Wimbledon Strawberries and Cream

There are varying accounts of exactly how strawberries and cream became the iconic treat of Wimbledon however, it is believed that the tradition traces its roots back to the late 19th century. 

When the first tournament took place at the All England Club in 1877, strawberries and cream quickly became the culinary symbol of the event.

At that time, strawberries were considered a luxury due to their seasonal availability and delicate nature. They were a rare treat that only the privileged few could afford, making the pairing of chopped strawberries with rich cream at Wimbledon a true indulgence.

Easy dessert with chopped strawberries and fresh vanilla cream.

Over time, this delightful combination gained popularity among tennis fans & British royalty becoming an iconic culinary symbol of Wimbledon tennis championships. 

Today, it is estimated that an astonishing 61,729 pounds of strawberries are consumed during the tournament, all paired with generous dollops of cream.

Simple dessert for summer with fresh seasonal fruit.

Why You’ll Love This Wimbledon Strawberries and Cream Recipe

  • Refreshing Summer Treat: Juicy, ripe strawberries and silky cream create a delightful contrast of flavors and textures that will cool you down & leave you feeling refreshed on those hot summer days.
  • Sporting Tradition: Tennis along with strawberries & cream have become inseparable in the minds of tennis enthusiasts. Enjoying this dessert while watching the Wimbledon matches creates a sense of connection to the tournament and the athletes on the court.
  • Seasonality: Summer is the season of strawberries. This recipe allows you to take full advantage of the freshest and juiciest strawberries available.
  • Simplicity: The Wimbledon strawberries and cream dessert is the epitome of simplicity. With just a few basic ingredients, and this no-cook recipe, you can create a delightful dessert that all will enjoy.
  • Versatility: While strawberries and cream are a classic pairing, you can add your own personal touch to this dessert. From drizzling honey or a balsamic reduction over the strawberries to sprinkling crushed cookies or almonds on top, the possibilities for customization are endless.
Strawberries and cream dessert with fresh fruit in small parfait cups.

An Easy Summer Recipe

Here’s the easy dessert recipe for this British summertime, Wimbledon inspired treat.

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Wimbledon Strawberries and Cream Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Fresh Strawberries, hulled & sliced
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream, chilled
  • 1/3 cup Powdered or Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Fresh Mint Leaves, for garnish

How to Make Wimbledon Strawberries and Cream

Toss the sliced strawberries and granulated sugar together in a medium bowl until well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. 

Place the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract into a chilled bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed for about 1 minute, until you have a creamy texture and soft peaks form.

Mini desserts with strawberries & cream for the Wimbledon tennis championship.

Spoon the strawberries along with the strawberry sauce evenly into small serving bowls (these are the bowls I used). Place about 2 tablespoons of the whipped vanilla cream on top of the strawberries, and garnish with a sprig of mint. 

Enjoy!

Summertime dessert recipe that is a British favorite.

Wimbledon Strawberries and Cream Final Thoughts

With its rich history and delightful flavors Wimbledon strawberries and cream dessert is a crowd pleaser. 

By following this easy no-cook recipe, you can recreate the essence of Wimbledon in your own kitchen and experience the perfect harmony of sweet berries and creamy goodness. 

Simple & easy summer dessert recipe that requires no cooking or baking.

Gather your ingredients, whip up this delightful & quick dessert, and savor the taste of summer with every delightful bite!

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Strawberries and cream dessert with fresh fruit in small parfait cups.

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Wimbledon strawberries and cream dessert recipe for summer.
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Wimbledon Strawberries & Cream

Treat yourself to an easy to make, delicious, and iconic dessert this summer with this Wimbledon strawberries and cream recipe.
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Fresh Strawberries hulled & sliced
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream chilled
  • 1/3 cup Powdered or Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Fresh Mint Leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • Toss the sliced strawberries and granulated sugar together in a medium bowl until well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
  • Place the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract into a chilled bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed for about 1 minute, until you have a creamy texture and soft peaks form.
  • Spoon the strawberries along with the strawberry sauce evenly into small serving bowls. Place about 2 tablespoons of the whipped vanilla cream on top of the strawberries, and garnish with a sprig of mint.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Cream, Strawberry, Wimbledon
Servings: 6
Calories: 118kcal

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British summertime treat that they serve at Wimbledon tennis championships.

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