Strawberry Fool



When I chose the theme of “Single Serve Desserts” from Valli’s list for the Blogging Marathon #90, I was totally buzzing with ideas. I mailed Valli asking her what she actually meant. I already had the Sticky Date Pudding in my draft kitty, so I had to think of two more. But I wanted to know if she was looking for microwave type dishes or anything that is served individually would do. Actually, by me sending her that email, she got all confused. Then she wrote back, as long as they are served individually and it is a dessert, anything is fine. Ah, matter over! πŸ˜€


This is one of the easiest pudding recipes I have ever tried, apart from the Serradura. A typical no-brainer – I wonder whether that is the reason this dessert is called “Fool”? πŸ˜‰ Jokes apart, a fool is an English dessert, where a custard is folded in with fruit puree.




Traditionally, gooseberries were used and now almost all fruits are used to make a fool. Moreover, the custard got replaced with whipped cream in modern versions, making it an even easier dessert to prepare! I feel the custard and whipped cream combination would taste really good, but unfortunately I had no custard in my pantry – travelling home this month end, so finishing off most of the stuff! πŸ˜‰


If you are having quick guests and run out of idea, then fool is the dessert for you! You can use any fruit that gets easily mashed. Berries are definitely the best bet. I have used frozen strawberries, that I simply thawed and mashed up before adding it to the whipped cream. You can use mixed berries or any frozen fruit of your choice. Off to this simple recipe…





5 from 3 votes

Strawberry Fool

Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 sachets whipping powder
  • 2/3 cup cold milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 gm frozen strawberries
  • 1 tsp strawberry extract optional
  • Mint leaves for garnish


  • Defrost the strawberries. Crush with a potato masher into a lumpy puree and set aside.
  • Whip the powder, milk and vanilla extract till medium peaks.
  • Fold in the crushed strawberries and strawberry extract if using, just till mixed.
  • Divide into 3 or 4 dessert cups. Allow to set for 2 hours.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and fresh strawberries and serve cold.


Instead of whipping cream powder, you could use 300 ml whipped cream plus icing sugar to your sweetness, whipped to soft peaks. Then proceed with remaining steps.
You can replace half the quantity of whipped cream with equivalent quantity of custard, ie. 1 to 1 1/4 cup of thick and smooth custard should do.
I added the strawberry and it's juices and it seemed fine. If you feel there is too much liquid, you can sieve the strawberry puree and use.
To make the dessert a little healthier, you could substitute half the whipping cream with strained yogurt or sour cream.


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  1. Looks so tempting! What’s whipping powder?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Due to the hot climate here, we get powder, that can be added to milk and whipped to make it cream. It is usually non-dairy. Thanks Angie…

  2. this is really an easy recipe…looks good

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Amrita…

  3. Looks very delicious. Your post reminded me of old British magazines that always seemed to have a recipe of a fruit fool.:)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kanak… I agree to you on that point… πŸ™‚

  4. Sounds interesting and looks so creamy.Wish to have it .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nalini…

  5. Fruit fool is such a simple dessert, great with any fruit.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Varada…

  6. A sinful dessert which is so easy to put together. Love it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Harini…

  7. 5 stars
    Even i did wondered why it got the name “fool” when i came across such recipe, glad now i knew the answer :-). Btw, the strawberry fool looks awesome, perfect dessert with strawberries!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… even I used to think the same… πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much Sandhiya…

  8. hahaha..I remember our conversation and that really prompted me to think there would be other ways my idea was interpreted..this is a yuummy dessert!..I have done with mangoes..strawberry sounds too good too!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Valli…

  9. 5 stars
    my kind of creamy dessert and I love the way you composed the shots – well photographed!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mir…

  10. How delightful and luscious dessert. Who can resist to this ultimate strawberry fool. Prefect single serve dessert of strawberry lovers like me.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyakka…

  11. code2cook says:

    I tried whipping cream with my new beater and kept in the fridge from last two days. Will finish it making now. Looking delicious. well done.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much dear…

  12. Just by reading your post I can almost feel the taste of this strawberry fool in my mouth. Mmm… Delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ritu…

  13. Such an easy and yummy dessert!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Ruxana…

  14. 5 stars
    I love strawberry fool and yours looks so creamy and deliicous. It’s still a little bit warm here and I shall try this fool before we get stuck in cold winters forever.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sapana…

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