Looking for a last-minute sweet treat to serve your Valentine? Look no further! I have a simple and light, yet elegant dessert to share with you, one that’s sure to please without making a mess of your kitchen, and won’t leave you feeling too guilty afterwards.
It involves three main ingredients— strawberries, chocolate and whipped cream. It takes just 5 minutes to make (plus some chilling time). And nothing says romance quite like strawberries and chocolate.
I’ve made you a fool before, and if you don’t remember, the name comes from the French word fouler which means “to crush”. To make this dessert all you have to do is fold mashed strawberries and chopped chocolate into whipped cream. It’s hard to get much easier than that with a homemade dessert.
Think of this as a whipped cream mousse, with spoonful after spoonful of bits of chopped chocolate and sweetened strawberries suspended in a whipped creamy cloud.
My husband and I usually downplay Valentine’s Day, opting to stay in and enjoy a meal at home together instead of battling the crowds. I like to also serve a romantic dessert, but something that’s easy and not too heavy (you don’t want an over-stuffed stomach interfering with any post-dinner plans), so I was quite excited when I daydreamed this little treat up last week. It’s perfect! Everything you could want in a romantic dessert and more. But there’s no need to limit yourself to Valentine’s Day, strawberries and chocolate are a scrumptious combination all year long.
Note: Utah readers can see me demo this recipe on KUTV Channel 2’s Fresh Living program Tuesday, February 14th at 1:00pm. Added bonus, perhaps, you’ll get to see my now undeniable baby bump! Update: Here’s a link to watch the segment online.
- 2 ounces (56 grams) chocolate, finely chopped*
- 2 cups (240 grams) strawberries, sliced
- ⅓ cup (70 grams) sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- ¾ cup (6 fluid ounces) heavy whipping cream
- Place ¾ cup (90 grams) of the strawberries in a medium bowl. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, and pinch of salt. Use a fork to mash the berries and chill the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Whip the heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks with a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Fold the chilled strawberry mixture and the chopped chocolate into the whipped cream.
- Spoon into glass serving dishes, alternating in layers with the remaining chopped strawberries. Top with additional chopped chocolate and a strawberry.
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