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Glass of Blackberry Fool, garnished with blackberries and mint, with a spoon
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5 from 2 votes

Blackberry Fool

Blackberry Fool - a creamy concoction of plump, juicy blackberries and fluffy whipped cream will have you licking the spoon clean! This easy to make recipe is pretty much foolproof!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 294kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries frozen or fresh blackberries (if using canned, this is about 2 - 15 oz. cans)
  • 1 -2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. Chambord OR 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar or to taste
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Add 1 ¾ cups fresh blackberries to a bowl. Using a spoon or potato masher, crush the blackberries. Alternatively, you can use a food processor or blender to mash/puree the blackberries.
  • Stir in the Chambord or vanilla and the 2 Tbsp. sugar if desired.
  • In the bowl of a large mixer, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Place a large poonful of the fresh berries in the bottom of 4 small dessert bowls, glasses or goblets. Using a spoon, add a layer of whipped cream. Add another layer of berries. Top with another layer of whipped cream.
  • Swirl the berries and whipped cream by pulling knife through the berries and cream.
  • Garnish with the remaining blackberries and sprigs of fresh mint, if desired.

Notes

  1. You can substitute another fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries or blueberries for the blackberries. Cooked rhubarb can also be used - and it's delicious! 
  2. I used granulated sugar to sweeten the whipped cream but you could also use honey or golden syrup. Use the same amount of honey or syrup as sugar to sweeten the whipped cream.
  3. Other liqueurs you could use instead of chambord include Grand Marnier or Port. 
  4. The fools can be made up to 2 hours ahead and stored, covered, in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1071IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg