An easy mousse-like dessert made with whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and chopped chocolate.
Looking for a sweet treat to serve your Valentine? Look no further! This strawberry chocolate “fool” is simple and light, yet elegant. Plus, it 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, am I right?
This recipe has been on my site for a few years, but it’s so simply perfect that I thought it deserved some renewed attention.
Its 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! 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.
This is the perfect end to Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or any day for that matter. Make it earlier in the day and have it ready and waiting for when the mood strikes.
Note: this recipe was originally published in 2012. Photos have been updated.
Strawberry Chocolate Fool
- 2 ounces (56 grams) chocolate, finely chopped (see Note)
- 2 cups (240 grams) strawberries, sliced
- 1/3 cup (70 grams) sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup (6 fluid ounces) heavy whipping cream
- Place 3/4 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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