Keep frozen berries in the freezer and whipped topping in the refrigerator for this easy dessert. Adjust the sugar to the sweetness of the fruit you use. For Gluten-Free Berry Fool Parfait, add crumbled gluten-free vanilla cookies or gluten-free vanilla meringue cookies; see instructions below.
3 cups frozen berries or other chopped frozen fruit, slightly thawed
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier, optional
3 cups whipped cream or dairy-free whipped topping
2-3 cups fresh berries or fruit, for topping, optional
-Fresh mint leaves, for garnish, optional
1. In a small bowl, mix berries, sugar and Grand Marnier (if using) until blended and some of the berries are crushed. Let mixture sit at room temperature 15 minutes. Using a strainer, drain the liquid from the berry mixture and set the liquid aside.
2. Fold berry mixture into whipped topping until it’s streaked with color with some white remaining.
3. Spoon or pipe Berry Fool equally in 4 parfait glasses. Top each with a spoonful of reserved liquid and fresh berries or fruit (if using). Garnish with mint, if desired. Refrigerate until served.
Each serving contains 422 calories, 34g total fat, 21g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 123mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 24g sugars, 3g protein, 15Est GL.
For Gluten-Free Berry Fool Parfaits, crumble gluten-free vanilla cookies or vanilla meringue cookies into the bottom of 4 parfait glasses. Spoon Berry Fool equally into glasses. Top each with more crumbled cookies before adding the drained liquid and berries. Serve quickly before cookies become mushy.Yields 4 servings