No, it’s not my new nickname, silly!
It’s a dessert, and I thought it would be a perfect post for today!
I love it when the vegan version of a recipe is BETTER than its animal-based counterpart. Vegan fool is a prime example.
First of all, what is vegan fool?
You: You’re writing the post. You tell us.
Me: Yes, but I always like to ask. It’s polite!
You: But you know we don’t know, and you know you know. We also know we don’t know and that you know, otherwise you wouldn’t write about it. You know? That’s foolish.
Me: First of all, who’s foolish? Second of all, I ALWAYS write about stuff I don’t know about.
OK, take a guess (a or b) which vegan fool am I writing about today? Is it:
a) a dessert made by folding pureed stewed fruit into whipped coconut cream (based on an English dessert, which traditionally uses custard or whipped cream.)
b) someone who writes a blog about vegan food expecting everyone to convert to a vegan diet ASAP based on how appetizing everything looks.
OK, stop making fun of me! It’s “a!” The answer is “a.”
I’m making strawberry fool, but you can substitute any kind of berries.
Vegan Strawberry Fool
2 pints strawberries (hold 4 strawberries back for topping)
One-quarter cup granulated sugar
Three tablespoons fresh lemon juice
One 13-14 oz. can FULL FAT coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
One teaspoon vanilla
One-quarter cup powdered sugar
1. Add the berries to a bowl, adding the granulated sugar and lemon juice, letting it sit or 10 minutes.
2. Add the berry mixture to a food processor, and process until smooth. Pour mixture into a sieve or strainer and drain thoroughly. Use a spoon to coax out the liquid.
3. Remove the coconut can from the refrigerator. Flip the can upside down. (Don’t look at me that way. Just do it!) Open the can and pour off the liquid at the top (previously, the bottom) of the can and reserve the liquid for another use. Place the remaining coconut milk (which will be the consistency of a very heavy cream) into a standing mixer. Whip the cream for 5 minutes or so. After five minutes, add the powdered sugar and the vanilla to the coconut cream.
4. Fold the strawberries carefully into the cream.
5. Spoon the fool into individual glasses. Top each serving with a sliced strawberry.
6. Feed it to the dogs.
7. Ha! Fooled you! DO NOT feed it to the dogs. They do NOT deserve it.