This is one of those recipes that (unfortunately) I cannot take credit for. I got it out of my previously mentioned favorite cookbook: "I [heart] Trader Joe's Cook Book" by Cherie Mercer Twohy. The version that she describes is a Blackberry Fool, but my version uses a variety of berries and therefore has the altered name of the Berry Fool - yes, I know, very creative on my part!! No need to comment on that.
It's easy, cheap and lends itself for a great presentation. You can prepare it in advance, stick it in the fridge and pull it out when you're ready to dig in. Oh, and it's got fruit and calcium so it's GOTTA be healthy!!
When you make it, let me know how it came out, but above all, ENJOY!!
1 (12 oz.) container fresh mixed berries (frozen will work too) - I used a raspberry, blueberry and blackberry mix
2/3 cup sugar, divided
squeeze of lemon juice
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
In a food processor, purée the berries. Add 1/3 cup sugar (use less if using sweetened , frozen berries) and lemon juice, and blend. In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer or whisk, beat the cream, gradually adding the other 1/3 cup of sugar, until it holds a peak when the beater (or whisk) is lifted from the bowl. Remove a bit of the whipped cream to use for garnish and put aside. Fold in the purée with a silicone / wooden spatula. Spoon into individual glasses and chill or freeze. When ready to serve, garnish with a bit of whipped cream and your choice of berries.