Don’t you just love having recipes that are so simple and yet produce the most stunning results? I can guarantee that if you make this light, fluffy mousse-like dish, folks will wonder how you found time to make such an exotic dessert! Well, they have just been Fooled! Yes, it’s called Strawberry Fool and I think it may be a new favorite for you and your family! We should rename this delight The Four Ingredient Wonder. That’s all it takes to create Strawberry Fool, and it couldn’t be easier to whip up! What gives this strawberry mixture a wonderful texture is straining out the grainy strawberry seeds. You’re left with a perfect puree that will easily blend into the whipped cream. I’m pretty obsessed with this dessert and I plan on trying it with fresh peaches, pineapple and mango. I love the name, too! In doing research on this centuries-old dessert, many accounts claim the word “fool” is most likely derived from the French verb “fouler” which means “to press.” One thing’s for sure. I’d be a fool not to make this for my dessert-loving family members!
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- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups heavy cream
- mint leaves for garnish
- In a blender, combine the strawberries (reserve a few slices for garnish), sugar and lemon juice. Puree until smooth. Push the berry mixture through a sieve and discard the seeds. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream just until stiff peaks form. Take a large spoonful of the whipped cream and stir it into the strawberry puree to lighten the mix. Fold the strawberry mixture gently into the whipped cream. Gently spoon the fool into a chilled serving bowl and garnish with the reserved strawberries and mint leaves. Refrigerate before serving, at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.