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Strawberry Rhubarb Fool is a simple and refreshing dessert, perfect for any occasion. It is easy to prepare using fresh ingredients.

Overhead view of strawberry rhubarb fool in a glass serving bowl.

Indulge in the delectable Strawberry Rhubarb Fool, an easy-to-make dessert that is both sweet and tart. The dish is made with fresh, vibrant strawberries and tangy rhubarb, creating a perfect balance of flavors. The dessert’s creamy texture is achieved by folding whipped cream into the fruit mixture. It is an ideal treat for any occasion that is sure to impress your guests.

Another easy dessert you must try, and we love to make, is this Berry Coconut Trifle. It’s so easy to make and looks pretty, too!! Or try this Lime Cheesecake Fluff for a refreshing treat!

Tell Me More About This Strawberry Rhubarb Fool

  • The perfect dessert for beginners to start with
  • Sweet yet slightly tangy and creamy, all in one mouthful
  • A lighter dessert for those nights when you don’t want something heavy.
  • Easy to customize and change up (list of ideas found below)
  • It uses only 5 ingredients, and feel free to use frozen rhubarb too!
Ingredients: rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, vanilla, heavy cream


RHUBARB: You can use fresh or frozen. Chop into small chunks to make it easier to soften when cooking.
STRAWBERRIES: I prefer fresh in this recipe, but frozen will do in a pinch. Just thaw completely first, or it may make the fool too watery.

HEAVY CREAM: Be sure your cream is cold to whip up into stiff peaks!
VANILLA: A splash of vanilla to add flavor.

SUGAR: This is used to sweeten the dessert. For a lower-carb option, feel free to substitute monk fruit.

Three pictures showing how to make the fruit.

How To Make Strawberry Rhubarb Fool

This is just a quick overview of the method for this strawberry rhubarb fool. As always, specific measurements and step-by-step instructions are included in the printable recipe box at the bottom of the post.

STEP 1: Combine the rhubarb, sugar, and water in a small saucepan. Cook until rhubarb is soft. Stir in the chopped strawberries and set aside.

STEP 2: Whip the heavy cream and vanilla until stiff peaks. Fold in the fruit.

STEP 3: Spoon into 2 serving dishes and serve or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

Four pictures showing how to assemble the fool.



I don’t recommend storing longer than 4 hours as it will become watery.


The only component that can be made a couple of days in advance is the fruit part. The whipped cream is best fresh, but if you make the entire dessert ahead, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours.


Yes, just replace the strawberries with more rhubarb and add a little more water when cooking.

A cup of fool with a spoon sticking out and garnished with strawberries.

Great add-ins or substitutions

  • instead of cream, use greek yogurt
  • sprinkle with crushed graham crackers
  • serve with butter cookies to dip
  • add a squeeze of lemon when cooking the rhubarb
  • sprinkle with granola or chopped nuts
  • whip the heavy cream with a little cream cheese

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Overhead view of strawberry rhubarb fool in a glass serving bowl.

Strawberry Rhubarb Fool

Course: Dessert, Fruit dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy fool dessert
Strawberry Rhubarb Fool is a simple and refreshing dessert, perfect for any occasion. It is easy to prepare using fresh ingredients.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
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  • ½ cup (60g) chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup (75g) chopped fresh strawberries
  • cup (80ml) heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • In a small sacuepan, combine the rhubarb, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until tender. Stir in strawberries and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, whip the cream and vanilla just until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the fruit mixture. Spoon into 2 serving dishes and serve or refrigerate for up to 4 hours.


  1. NUTRITION FACTS: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. This website is not intended as nutritional advice, or a diet or health plan. Readers of this website are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to their health.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 647IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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