Summer berry fruit fool recipe

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Preparation Time1 hours 30 mins (may need a bit longer for the fruit to defrost)
Cooking Time30 mins (may need an extra 10 mins)
Total Time2 hours
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap

This handy dessert uses frozen fruit, so you can make it any time of the year.


  • 225g (8oz) frozen mixed summer berries
  • 75g caster sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • 300ml (1/2pt) double cream
  • Vanilla essence
  • Strawberries




  1. Place 225g (8oz) frozen mixed summer berries in a bowl with 75g (3oz) caster sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Leave for 1-2 hrs until the fruit has defrosted.
  2. Purée half the fruit and syrup by pushing through a fine sieve. Spoon the rest of the fruit and syrup intothe base of 4 serving glasses.
  3. Whip the double cream with a few drops of vanilla essence until just softly peaking (take care not to overwhip the cream).
  4. Gently fold in the fruit purée and spoon equally into 4 tall glasses. Chill for 30 mins before serving, decorated with fresh strawberries.
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