• Shannon Crocker, RD PHEc

Simple Strawberry Fool (-ish)



4 jars filled with pink strawberry fool dessert, topped with strawberries. Jars are sitting on a red napking
Strawberry Fool-ish


Fool is the simplest but most scrumptious dessert, made with freshly whipped cream and macerated berries. It is divine.


For times when you want a more nutrient-rich version, give this fool-ish recipe a try. Made with just three ingredients, it's the easiest dessert of the summer.


A few tips on how to choose the yogurt:


- Use Greek (or Skyr) yogurt; it is thicker than regular yogurt and that's key for texture in this recipe.


- I prefer a higher fat Greek yogurt as it provides a creamier flavour.


- If you can find a higher fat Greek yogurt that is also lower in sugar, use that. Alternatively, you can mix together a plain fuller fat Greek yogurt (e.g. whole milk version) with a vanilla Greek yogurt to get desired level of sweetness.


You can use any fresh soft summer fruit to make fool-ish. Try it with rasperries, cherries and peaches.


It's a great way to use up leftover fruit that has gone a bit soft too.



Strawberry Foolish


Ingredients

1 cup lower sugar vanilla Greek yogurt

1-pint strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced

1 tsp lemon juice


How to Make


In a medium bowl, mash strawberries with a potato masher, leaving them slightly chunky. (alternatively, you can give them a quick blitz in the blender)


Put Greek yogurt into a small bowl. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the mashed berries into the yogurt, leaving streaks of white (so it's not fully combined) within the mixture.


Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to two days.


Optional: garnish with additional chopped berries and a spoonful of whip cream.


Tasty tip: For breakfast fool-ish I use plain, whole milk Greek yogurt. It's delicious with a sprinkle of homemade, nutty granola.

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