strawberry lemon fool

My mom recently came by to visit and brought us 3 pounds of strawberries and a box of Apple Jacks Cereal.  (I’m not quite sure why she got us Apple Jacks – it must have been an impulse buy)  Aren’t moms the greatest though?  It doesn’t matter how old you are — you are still their baby.  Thank you mom, I love you!!  I ate a whole pound all by myself the next day and wanted to find other ways to consume the rest of the berries.  Which brings us to this recipe…Strawberry Lemon Fool.

What’s a “fool” you might ask…well it’s an English dessert that is made of puréed fruit and sweetened whipped cream.   Strawberries and whipped cream  go so well together and the lemon adds a brightness to the dish.  It’s airy and sweet.  You can make a berry fool in no time and it’s great when you have a bunch of berries on hand.  These can be made ahead of time and totally be dressed up for a fun brunch with friends or a fancy dinner party.

strawberry lemon fool collage

ps…this is for you…Jessica (my berry fool pro) and Cara (my lemon loving friend)  xoxo!

strawberry lemon fool

Okay...I bought some mint so that I can fancy this up for you to see -- I didn't want to leave you hanging...


strawberry lemon fool

sweet and creamy...

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14 Responses to Strawberry Lemon Fool

  1. Lana says:

    Quyen, this reminds me of my childhood in Serbia. My mom made whipped cream with strawberries, the sweetest, small, dark red berries that smelled wonderfully from far away. I loved that, but never made it for my girls. And now you reminded me of it – thanks:)
    Your photos are awesome!

  2. hobby baker says:

    Oh those are just beautiful! I love fools, it’s wonderful how something so simple can be such an elegant/decadent little treat. Of course I can only make them when company is here. Otherwise I’d just have to take care of it all myself! Will have to try yours though, strawberry and lemon are such a great combo. ☺

  3. kitchenrunway says:

    Lana: I think it’s beautiful how food can tell a story. I’m so excited that this post reminded you of your childhood treat and I know your girls will enjoy it as much as you did!!

    hobby baker: Thank you!! I know exactly what you mean — I’m struggling to not eat all of them myself! :)

  4. I love fools! :) They have such great fruit flavor and are so elegant for something so simple. I never have tried strawberry and lemon in one, though. It sounds perfect.

  5. kitchenrunway says:

    Nicole: Yay! Fools are definitely effortless elegance.

  6. amee says:

    omg you are soooo fancy! i probably would have pictured it with one spoon to signify that I would eat all 3 by myself. very impressive.

  7. I enjoyed meeting you at Camp Blogaway. Your blog looks… stunning! It really is like a kitchen runway. :) I also love quinoa, and think your recipe looks awesome. Can’t wait to try it.


    Domestic Divas

    P.S. I’m adding you to my blog roll…

  8. Great recipe, I have some strawberries so I will make it today

  9. Beth says:

    It’s strawberry season here in Southern California and my frig is bursting with them! This recipe is just perfect to use up some of them! Thanks…can’t wait to try this!

  10. Meredith says:

    Quyen! This looks so incredible I might just have to make it…tonight. My mother used to make something similar for me and my sisters in the summertime. And, when she was feeling lazy (or we were feeling impatient) she would just stick some strawberries (and blueberries, too!) into a small bowl of cream for each of us! Moms are the greatest. :)


  11. Gastronomer says:

    Oooooh! Kind of like a strawberry mousse. I want to dive head first into your strawberry lemon fool. So fluffy!

  12. kitchenrunway says:

    Amee: You’re too cute! There’s a real good reason why there’s only 3 glasses instead of 4. I ate it – you know – quality control.

    Jen! Thanks!!! It was so great meeting you at camp! You’re so much fun! Can’t wait til you try the quinoa recipe. Take care and looking forward to keeping in touch! and thanks a million for adding me to your blog roll!! xoxo!

    Ari’s simple cake recipe: Thank you!!

    Beth: It’s definitely strawberry season here in So Cal and I’m lovin’ it!

    Meredith: Thank you! Oh….blueberries…that might be my next fool! :) YUM! Agree – moms are the best!! (especially when they make yummy desserts for their girls!)

    Gastronomer: Super fluffy and “light”. I could have eaten all of them myself…oh wait, I did!

  13. averagebetty says:

    Dang, Fool! That looks so delicious — Perfect for summer and of course, runway ready :) Awesome, Quyen!

  14. kitchenrunway says:

    Averagebetty: Thanks, Fool! I love your sense of humor and you’re always so freakin witty! Take care!

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