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Strawberries–along with other berries–are one fruit that is lower in carbohydrates and is a ketogenic favorite as a dessert or snack in small amounts.

When we brought home an enormous container of beautiful ripe strawberries from a certain bulk food store, I first thought of jam.

Summers picking strawberries with my mom, bent over in the warm sunshine, and then coming home and licking up the strawberry foam left over after my mom had poured the piping hot jam into jars.

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But that’s not really a keto fantasy, is it? The first time I made strawberry jam myself, I was appalled at how much sugar goes into it, and I wasn’t even close to considering keto back then. 4-5 cups in one batch! Let’s just spread sugar all over our toast and skip the nostalgia.

Time for a new fantasy.

Strawberries and cream, baby. 

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Strawberries and Cream dessert or keto snack. A low carb treat that's quick, easy, and refreshing. Gluten free.

Old-Fashioned Treat: Strawberries and Cream

This homely favorite hearkens back to the days when sugar was not as omnipresent as it is now. Have you read the Anne of Green Gables series? It’s set in Victorian times.

Anne’s everyday favorite “treats” were an apple pulled up from storage in the cellar or a dollop of jam of bread. Seems pretty tame. Now sugar is everywhere and our everyday sweet treats are anything we want!

I honestly did not have high hopes for this easy dessert when it popped into my head (second, of course, after the strawberry jam). The only sweetener is the natural sugars that occur in the strawberries. Since I’m not fully keto yet, I had my doubts.

When I went searching for a recipe for this old-fashioned favorite, I thought surely it contains more than the title suggests. Nope. NO sugar. No sweetener.

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The skeptic in me said there was no way this would taste good, while the keto-enthusiast in my said, “No sugar? Let’s try it!!” The busy mom in me said, “Slice a few strawberries and pour some cream over them? Absolutely! I’ll even pretend I like it for that!”

No pretending necessary. It’s not only refreshing in the summer heat, but delicious and filling in a way that most desserts aren’t. Have you noticed that? Most desserts have tons of sugar, which just makes you crave more.

They contain nothing filling, or even if they do, you’re looking for another treat an hour later! I love that I can serve strawberries and cream in cute little custard cups and that small serving truly is enough.

Pyrex Bakeware Custard Cups, 10-Ounce, Pack of 8

What did the kids think of Strawberries and Cream?

The first time I made this for my family, it was for breakfast, with scrambled eggs. I’m classifying this as dessert or snack food, but honestly, it’s fine. It’s fine. Hush now. No added sugars, remember? 

Before he picked the spoon up for his first bite, my toddler took one look at his cute little bowl and said, “Mmm! Thanks!”  

He had his finished before anyone else and was asking for more before some of my older kids had even ventured their spoons to their mouths.

Now I have a reason to take my own kids to a strawberry field and help them also create some nostalgic memories–with a healthful twist!


Notes for Keto Strawberries and Cream Recipe

If you’re even more skeptical than I am about the ease of this recipe, you could always tack on another step and add a couple drops of vanilla to the cream.

Just make sure you grunt and wipe your brow a few times to be truly convincing.  

Good ol' fashioned Strawberries and Cream for dessert or keto snack. A low carb treat that's quick, easy, and refreshing. Better than ice cream! #strawberries #strawberriesandcream #ketodessert #ketosnack #keto #glutenfree #quick #easy

If you want to try a vegan or dairy-free version, use full-fat coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Make sure to stir or blend it first if the cream on top has hardened. Believe me, you want to keep that good stuff.


Strawberries and Cream dessert or keto snack. A low carb treat that's quick, easy, and refreshing. Gluten free.

Strawberries and Cream

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A refreshing strawberry dessert or snack that's perfect for keeping you on the keto path! 


  • 10 medium to large strawberries
  • 1 cup good quality heavy cream


  1. Dice or slice strawberries. Leave them whole if you prefer. Divide amongst 6 small serving bowls.
  2. Pour ¼ cup cream over each bowlful of strawberries.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


Vegan or dairy-free version: Substitute stirred or blended full-fat coconut milk for the heavy cream.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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Keto Strawberries and Cream, low carb high fat dessert for the ketogenic lifestyle

Keto Strawberries and Cream, low carb high fat dessert for the ketogenic lifestyle! You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make the classic strawberries and cream treat into a low carb strawberries and cream version! Are strawberries ok on keto? You bet! And they’re so tasty and refreshing this way!

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  2. Sean January 27, 2019 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Really looking forward to having this again, starting to see strawberries in the stores again!

    • Jenn January 28, 2019 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Yes! I just had the freshest strawberries this morning with my pancakes. SO refreshing!

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  4. Ted Wolfe April 21, 2021 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Remembered seeing this at Wimbeldon tennis matches as a kid.

    This is my go-to. Sometimes adding a handful of crushed walnuts and/or bits of 85%+ cacao dark chocolate. Takes 3 minutes and you’re very satisfied.

    • Jenn April 22, 2021 at 8:04 am - Reply

      That’s awesome! I love the add-ins you use. I’m going to have to try that!

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