Mango Strawberry Fool

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Stars Desserts

By Emily Luchetti

Published 1993

  • About

Dessert “fools” are fresh fruit purées folded into softly whipped cream. Their silly name belies a delicious summertime dessert.


  • 8 ripe medium-sized mangoes
  • cups heavy cream
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 pints strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum


    Peel the mangoes and remove the flesh from the pits. Purée the mango flesh in a food processor fitted with the stainless steel blade. Pass the purée through a medium-sized strainer. Set aside.

    Put the cream, salt, and sugar in a stainless steel mixing bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. Fold the cream and the mango purée together. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    To serve

    Put the strawberries in a bowl and toss them with the dark rum. Put the strawberries in individual dessert glasses and top with the mango cream.