Show someone you love how smart you are with this Chocolate Strawberry Fool—it's easy to make and so delicious!
Serves 4. Prep time: 20 minutes active; 50 minutes total.
• 2 oz semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
• 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
• ¼ cup sugar
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup heavy whipping cream, very cold
Place 1 cup of strawberries in a small bowl and add sugar and vanilla extract. Mash the strawberries into small pieces using a fork. Regrigerate for 30 minutes.
Our the cold whipping cream into a cold, medium-sized bowl. Using a beater, whip the cream until it holds stiff peaks. Fold the mashed strawberries and ¾ of the chocolate into the whipped cream.
Using a tablespoon, fill a wide-mouth glass (such as a martini glass or tumbler) ⅓ full with the whipped cream, then top with a layer of sliced strawberries. Repeat with more whipped cream and another layer of strawberries. Top with remaining whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings.
Serving suggestions: Accompany this elegant dessert with a plate of delicate shortbread cookies. Blueberries, raspberries, or pitted cherries can be used instead of the strawberries, if you prefer.