With only 4 ingredients, you can whip up this Raspberry Fool in no time! It’s an impressive dessert throughout the year, but it’s especially nice during the holidays!
I am excited to be joining some of my bloggy friends for a fun Merry Berry Holiday Hop! Originally, I had intended on sharing a berry cheesecake recipe …. but that didn’t turn out so well. I need to work on that recipe a bit before I can share it! LOL. It was not good, y’all. Not good at all. I couldn’t even salvage it.
In hindsight, I believe everything happens for a reason. If I shared a cheesecake, I might not have shared this awesomely easy Raspberry Fool. I know it sounds like a weird name for a dessert – and I really can’t tell you too much about it except it is English. Traditionally, fruit was mixed into a custard – but now, many people (like me!) use a whipped cream base. No matter how you make it, it is ridiculously easy and you would be a fool if you didn’t give it a try! It looks very festive and impressive if I do say so myself. Definitely keep this in mind if you still need a dessert recipe for Christmas!
- 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
- 4 tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- Additional raspberries, for garnish (optional)
- Mint, for garnish (optional)
- In a medium bowl, combine the raspberries with 2 tbsp. of sugar. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes. Place 1 cup of the raspberry mixture into a food processor or blender. Cover and process until the berries are pureed. Stir the pureed fruit back into the fruit in the bowl. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
- Meanwhile, combine the heavy whipping cream, remaining 2 tbsp. sugar and vanilla in a chilled mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer using chilled beaters on medium speed until almost stiff peaks forms. Cover and refrigerate until ready to prepare the desserts.
- With a rubber spatula, gently fold the fruit into the whipped cream mixture, being careful to leave some visible swirls. Divide the mixture between 4 to 6 small dessert glasses. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 2 hours before serving.
- If desired, garnish with extra raspberries and/or mint leaves before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 23mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g
My bloggy friends made some yummy Merry Berry Holiday Desserts, too! Be sure to stop by and see what they made! They all look so tempting! Enjoy!
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