Dairy-Free Strawberry Fool


This recipe for dairy-free strawberry fool is a “video” entry in our March Recipe Madness Contest, created and submitted by Marisa Raponi of Tasty Delights. To qualify, the recipe contains 8 ingredients or less, but includes Coconut Milk Ice Cream and Cultured Coconut Milk by So Delicious Dairy Free.

The finished dairy-free strawberry fool:

Dairy-Free Strawberry Fool Recipe

So Delicious Dairy Free Recipe Madness Contest - BadgeDairy-free ice cream lends sweet, cool flavor to this berry-licious dairy-free strawberry fool.

For more details about the recipe contest, see this post: https://www.godairyfree.org/news/march-recipe-madness-contest

Special Diet Notes & Options: Dairy-Free Strawberry Fool

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and optionally vegan and vegetarian. Just be sure to choose crunchy cookies that suit your dietary needs and opt for vegan jel if you prefer not to use gelatin.

Dairy-Free Strawberry Fool
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Serves: 8
  • 1½ cups dairy-free crushed cookie crumbs (gluten-free, if needed)
  • ⅓ cup dairy-free shortening (such as Spectrum)
  1. Mix together the crumbs and shortening until well distributed.
  2. Sprinkle into the bottom of a trifle bowl.
  1. Take the Cherry Amaretto ice cream out of the fridge
  2. Bring the 1 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan.
  3. Remove from the heat and pour the gelatin into the water and stir to dissolve the sugar. Do not be tempted to add more water. Let cool.
  4. Pour the cooled jello into a stand mixer bowl and mix in the dairy-free yogurt.
  5. Fold in the strawberries followed by the softened dairy-free ice cream.
  6. Pour the mixture over the crumbs in your trifle dish, smoothing out the top.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. It will set-up a bit.
  8. Serve individual servings with extra berries macerated with a bit of sugar, if desired.
*This can be poured into a springform pan and frozen, then sliced into wedges*

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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