Strawberries & Cream Fool

Hello!  How are you?  I am home from my “spring break” and life is back to normal!  While we were away … a few items in the fridge reached their expiration date … shhh, don’t tell Son #3 … he gets a little worried if the date has passed.  I confess … a pint of heavy cream was about two days past it’s date, but it was fine (I tested it) … could not let it go to waste … dessert was waiting … Strawberries and Cream Fool!

Strawberries & Cream Fool

My nice sister-in-law went to the strawberry farm and brought these to me ….

basket of strawberries

She actually gave me six baskets of berries … two mysteriously disappeared before their photo shoot ;)  These strawberries are not only beautiful, they tasted wonderful … oh, how I love spring and summer fruit!

Creamy and cold desserts containing fruit, especially berries, are some of our favorites!  I’m sure you will like this one too!  Oh, I almost forgot to tell you … I threw in some light (1/3 less fat, neufchatel) cream cheese, just to add a little extra creaminess!

Strawberries & Cream Fool

  • 2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream
  • 3/4 cups sugar (divided)
  • 8 ounces light 1/3 less fat (neufchatel) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 3 cups sliced/chopped fresh strawberries
  • A few whole strawberries for garnish if desired
  1. Place a medium-sized bowl and mixer beaters in the fridge for 15 minutes.  Remove from fridge, add heavy cream and 1/4 cup sugar, beat until thickened and stiff peaks form.
  2. In a large bowl, use a mixer to beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until well soft and creamy.  Add strawberries and mix for a few minutes, this will help some strawberry juice combine with the cream cheese and create a pretty pink color.
  3. Reserve one cup of prepared whipped cream for garnish.  Fold remaining whipped cream into cream cheese/strawberry mixture.  Put mixture into individual serving dishes if desired.
  4. Place in the fridge for 2-4 hours.  Garnish with remaining whipped cream and whole strawberries.  Hint:  Fan cut the strawberries … if you want to be all fancy dancy!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Fool

I have another confession … look at the spoon in the top photo … the “B” on it was meant for me, Brenda … it “accidentally” fell into my hubby’s pocket at the Biltmore Hotel back in 1973!  Please don’t tell the kids that their parents may have a criminal past ;)

Do you go berry pickin’?  I ♥ your comments!

♦  I share my stuff with these fun parties!  ♦

You may enjoy this “skinny” strawberry dessert too …

skinny strawberry dessert





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16 Responses to Strawberries & Cream Fool

  1. Kathleen Richardson says:

    I can’t believe there was anything left in your frig when you arrived home, Brenda. Your boys fell down on the job! I picked raspberries last year at an apple farm about 30 minutes away. However, it was a poor year for raspberries in our area of NYS.

  2. Ellen says:

    This looks really inviting and yummy.

  3. Carolyn says:

    We have strawberry farms close by. It’s not that much more to pay for them to run out and pick them fresh for you. That’s my option. LOL

  4. Anna Bennett says:

    My daughter buys our Strawberry at the as we don’t know where there would be a Strawberry farm is here in Tulsa, Your Recipe looks awesome.

  5. Having grown up in Wisconsin we had an abundance of strawberries. Now that we live in Utah, it’s cheaper to buy them. My rhubarb is ripe and we’re now eating our two favorite desserts ( also on my blog) that are Strawberry & Rhubarb torte and crisp.

  6. ok i won’t tell anyone of your “criminal past” if you give me a heaping bowl of this! :)

  7. Ana D says:

    This looks so good! Can I use coconut cream instead of the heavy cream in this recipe?

    • Thank you for that question! I checked out this site for info …

      I learned something new … Coconut cream sounds like a great substitute! Please share your results ;)

      • Ana D says:

        Thank you for the link! I’m making the dessert this weekend for Sunday Brunch, so I’ll let you know how it turns out. Fingers crossed!

      • Ana D says:

        The dessert was a hit!

        I didn’t add sugar to the coconut cream because it’s naturally a little sweet, but I did add some vanilla extract. The cream beat up a lot easier than traditional whipped cream, and it remained thick and stiff even in the hot weather.

        The only other major changes I made to the recipe were using a dairy-free Neufchâtel and adding a splash of kirsch to the strawberries.

        The dessert was great and everyone wanted seconds! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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