Elderberry Fool with Sweets Syrups

Elderberry Fool with Sweets Syrups

Have you ever heard of a fool? It’s a lovely concoction of whipped cream, fruit, and sometimes extra goodies. This Elderberry Fool with Sweet’s Syrup’s is a fun take on an old classic. A perfect addition for the holidays as a dessert or brunch addition. You could even make this with unsweetened yogurt instead of whipped cream!

What is Sweet’s Syrups?

Stephanie Rickenbaker created the brand after a loved one was diagnosed with a chronic illness. In an effort to boost health, she created her own elderberry syrup and named it after her daughter’s nickname: Sweet’s. You can find more about Stephanie, Sweet’s Syrups, and order at their website here.

Can you make a dairy-free fool?

Yes, you can make a dairy-free fool. Coconut cream (yeah the thick, almost solid cream from the can) works perfectly for whipped cream. Do you need to make this fool vegan? No, you do YOU. You make it however you please!

How is a fool different than a parfait?

Parfaits were traditionally frozen custard with cake although we are all probably familiar with the Americanized, breakfast version that is yogurt and granola. A fool is whipped cream and fruit… no cake here. Although no judgement either if you add cake. Let them eat cake, right?

So here you go baby. I’m a fool for you, Elderberry Fool with Sweets Syrups.


This fool would be lovely with any fruit. Persimmons and chopped pears would be a lovely addition! You can also sprinkle on crumbled cookies (like gingersnaps) or cake.

Also, stay tuned for more recipes with Sweet’s Syrups!

Elderberry Fool with Sweet's Syrups

An easy, no-fuss dessert that has all the charm and a perfect hint of sweetness with Sweet's Syrups.
Servings: 2 people
Author: Apothecary Mary


  • 1 can coconut milk (full-fat)
  • 1 tsp sugar or coconut sugar optional
  • 4 TB Sweet's Syrups - Elderberry Syrup
  • seeds from 1 pomegranate or other fruit


  • Leave can of coconut milk in fridge overnight.
  • Open can of coconut milk, remove solid white cream from can and put in mixing bowl. 
  • Sprinkle sugar over cream.
  • Whip coconut cream until similar to whipped cream.
  • Layer whipped cream in dishes, alternating with pomegranate seeds and cream. 
  • Pour 1-2 Tablespoons of Sweet's Syrups over the fool. Serve!


www.apothecarymary.com      Thank you for printing this recipe. Enjoy!
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I was gifted Sweet’s Syrups in exchange for recipes. This blog post is not sponsored. Please enjoy and tag Sweet’s Syrups @sweetssyrups and Apothecary Mary @apothecarymary if you make this recipe on social media! All photos by myself Mary Banducci.

You can find Sweet’s Syrups on their website here and on social media @sweetssyrups .

Enjoy, sweet readers!

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