1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Strawberry Fool

User Rating 3 Star Rating (1 Review)


Strawberry Fool

Strawberry Fool

Photo © Molly Watson
Tangy berries and luscious whipped cream make a simple yet elegant classic English dessert in a snap. Fold fresh berries - either lightly mashed or fully pureed - into a good quality whipped cream for a light, fluffy dessert that will wow your guests (and leave them disbelieving the dessert’s simplicity). The liqueur is optional, but note that orange liqueur adds a lovely sweet citrus note and berry liqueurs deepen the rich, berry flavor of the fool.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 cups strawberries or 3 cups blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange or berry liqueur (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream


  1. Gently rinse berries. Hull the strawberries. Set aside a few berries for garnish, if you like.
  2. In a medium bowl gently toss berries with sugar, liqueur, and lemon juice. Let sit for 20 min.
  3. Put berry mixture in a blender or food processor and whirl until smooth or simply use a large fork to mash them a bit. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl beat cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold the berry mixture into cream until evenly distributed. Spoon into serving dishes (wine glasses work well), top with reserved berries for garnish, if you like, and serve immediately or keep chilled up to 1 hour.

Makes 6 servings Strawberry Fool.

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 3 out of 5
Yummy, but very sweet, Member StephKall

Just made this berry fool as I wanted to make rhubarb fool, but currently out of season. Delicious but very sweet - will try again with less sugar. IŽll see what the Family think tonight!

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.