A blackberry fool is an easy dessert of blackberries and whipped cream. The blackberries are macerated in some sugar so they can release their juices and then mashed. The mashed fruit is then folded into sweet whipped cream.
This dessert can be made with frozen berries so it can be made anytime of the year.You can substitute the blackberries for raspberries or strawberries if you prefer. You will need some time to allow the berries to render juice and to chill the whipped cream so plan ahead!
This is what you to do for this smooth, creamy and delicious blackberry fool:
4 cups blackberries
1 cup confectioner’s sugar – ½ for folding and ½ for cream
2 cups very cold heavy cream
Mint for garnish
Place the blackberries in a bowl. Add ½ a cup of confectioner’s sugar and carefully toss to cover all the berries. Allow sitting at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Pour half of the blackberries into another bowl and mash the fruit with a fork. Pass the mashed blackberries through a sieve. Make sure you squeeze all the juice out.
Whip the cream in another bowl until it starts to thicken. Add ½ a cup of confectioner’s sugar and whip until stiff and firm.
Fold the blackberry juice into the whipped cream. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Place some blackberries into a ramekin. Top with some cream. Garnish with an extra blackberry and a mint leaf. Serve and enjoy!