Mixed Berry Fool (No-Bake |Low Carb | Sugar-Free)
With an assortment of mixed berries (frozen or fresh), this easy, no-bake dessert comes together so quickly. It’s a perfect last minute dessert, that will please the whole family!
What Is A Fool?
A “fool” is a classic, British dessert that is essentially mashed up fruit in whipped cream. It’s super quick and easy to make, and makes a lovely dessert for all-year round.
Best thing about this dessert, apart from being incredibly tasty, is the fact that it’s completely fool-proof (see what I did there?!)
Berries are a popular fruit choice for a lot of keto-goers, since they have fewer net carbs than most fruit out there. Their net carbs vary slightly, as do their weights from grams to cups. So for the following list, I stuck to American measurements, which is. in cups (so apologies my fellow Brits). Feel free to calculate these berries based on whatever weights you feel most comfortable with, by using your preferred nutrition calculator. But, for now, here’s a list of the net carbs for the most popular berries (based on 1/2cup portions) so you can see which one’s best suit you (or eat them all…but in moderation):
- Blueberries – 7g net carbs
- Strawberries – 4.7g net carbs
- Raspberries – 3.3g net carbs
- Blackberries – 3.1g net carbs
For this Fool recipe, I used an assortment of frozen mixed berries, which have about 5g net carbs per 1/2 cup.
What You Need For This Recipe…
- A standing mixer – but if you don’t have one use electric beaters.
- 280g (2 cups) mixed berries – I use frozen, but it can be made with fresh ones as well.
- 1/3 cup powdered erythritol – or your preferred powdered (confectioner’s) sweetener. Note: it is divided (2 tbsp for the berries and the rest for the cream).
- 1 tbsp lemon juice – this helps keep it fresh if storing in the refrigerator.
- 480ml (2 cups) double (heavy) cream – plus extra if you want to add some whipped cream to top these beauties off.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract – this adds a little depth to the flavour.
To Purée or Not to Purée…
The easiest way of making this dessert is to simply mash up the berries after they have been slightly warmed through. Then it’s important to let them cool before adding to the cream (because you don’t want it to curdle). I like a few little chunks of fruit in this fool (as do my kids), but if you want to make it super smooth, then sieve it through a fine-mesh strainer and only add the fruity-liquid to the cream.
Serving & Storing…
This dessert can be served straight away or refrigerated until desired. If, by chance, you have any leftover, then store it in the refrigerator (covered), for 2-3 days.
Top it with a few berries and whipped cream (because you never eat too much cream, right?!) and ENJOY!
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Mixed Berry Fool
- 280g (2 cups) mixed berries (frozen or fresh)
- 60g (1/3 cup) powdered erythritol divided
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 480ml (2 cups) double (heavy) cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a microwavable bowl, mix the berries, 2 tbsp powdered erythritol and lemon juice together. Microwave in 30 second increments, until the berries have broken down and can be easily mashed (but not hot!). Cool for 5 minutes.
- In a standing mixer (or large mixing bowl with electric beaters), beat the cream until soft peaks appear.
- Add the remaining powdered sweetener and vanilla extract, and beat again until stiff peaks appear.
- Quickly beat in the berries, for 20-30 seconds, until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Serve & Enjoy!
Net Carbs: 4.1g
Please note, I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional information for this recipe is provided for informational purposes only. I aim to provide the most accurate information possible, but I advise you calculate the nutritional information yourself using your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, please note I remove the sweetener from the carb count and net carb count, as it has shown that it doesn’t affect blood sugar levels.