Whip up some frothy goodness! Strawberry Fool is an English sixteenth-century dessert that’s simply made up of crushed fruit folded into sweetened whipped cream. This different take on a dessert makes the most of berries in season, honors history, and is just so simple to make!
16 ounces hulled and chopped strawberries
1 tablespoon sugar
4-5 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar
16 fluid ounces whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
In a mixing bowl, sprinkle chopped strawberries with the tablespoon of sugar and mix. Let it sit for a few minutes.
Mash sweetened chopped strawberries with a fork (or I use my hands and work them like I’m working a meatloaf mixture) until soft and pulpy.
Using a mixer, whip the cream, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in mashed strawberries until well incorporated.
Scoop into glasses or small cups, and garnish with a sprig of mint (also in season). Serve right away or chill.