Berry Fool - 5½ cups

Cuisinart original

A traditional British dessert, fool is great any time of year, but is a real treat when summer berries are at their peak.


Makes 5½ cups


2          cups mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)

1          tablespoon granulated sugar

2          cups heavy cream, chilled

2          tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

½         teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (½ cup): Calories 168 (85% from fat) 

• carb. 5g • sugar 4g • pro. 0g • fat 15g • sat. fat 10g • chol. 58mg
• sod. 0mg • calc. 3mg • fiber 1g


1. Put the berries and granulated sugar into the blending cup. Select High and blend, using a gentle up-and-down motion, until mixture is almost fully puréed, about 20 seconds. Reserve.

2. Put the remaining ingredients into a medium to large mixing bowl. Insert the whisk attachment. Select Low and whisk until medium peaks form, gradually increasing to Medium, about 1 minute. Fold in berry mixture.

3. Serve immediately for the best texture (fool will only stay in good form for about 1 hour, maximum).