10 Minute Dessert: Chocolate Strawberry Fool

After a very long day at work yesterday, I decided on dessert for dinner. Just dessert! We had beautiful strawberries from the market, fresh cream and some baking chocolate deep in the cupboard. In less than 15 minutes we were eating this and it was delicious. You don’t even really need the melted chocolate, the berries and sweetened whipped cream with cocoa added, will do nicely.

A real Fruit Fool recipe will have the crushed fruit folded into the whipped cream, but I added cocoa to the sweetened cream instead. No one knows the origin of the word Fool for this recipe.

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered keto sugar
  • 2 tblsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla bean paste
  • 1 sugar free dark chocolate slab
  • 2 Tblsp powdered keto sugar
  • As many strawberries as you like, or any berry will do

Melt the baking chocolate in a bowl over a pot to start. Take care not to get water in the chocolate. If you want it sweetened, stir in the 2 tblsp powdered keto sugar. Keep warm.

While the chocolate bar melts on the stove, in a separate clean bowl, whip the cream until it just starts to thicken. When just beginning to whip a bit thicker in consistency add the 1/4 cup powdered sugar; beat it in until thicker – until almost ready – then add the vanilla paste and cocoa. Whip cream until it holds its shape well.

To end and assemble: Husk and slice the fruit, top with the whipped cream mix and end with drizzled chocolate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Next time I will try dipping the strawberries into the chocolate and chill them in the fridge and then serve with the whipped cream topping. Leave the cocoa out of the whipped cream if you prefer, too! I’m keen to try this with lemon zest added right at the end. It’s not the last of this Fool you’ve seen!

A delicious, light and a perfect quick dessert for these lovely summer days.

Farmers markets are the best.

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