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Vertical picture of easy Irish Blackberry Fool in small glass jars garnished with mint and small blue flowers
Irish Blackberry Fool
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

With sweet, lightly stewed blackberries layered with tangy vanilla whipped cream and yogurt, this delicious Irish Blackberry Fool is easy to put together and universally loved. It's perfect for both fancy dinner parties and casual nights at home!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British, Irish
Keyword: Blackberry Dessert, Blackberry Fool, Irish Blackberry Fool
Servings: 6
Calories: 319 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
For the berry syrup:
  • 3 cups fresh blackberries plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier optional
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
For the cream layer:
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • mint leaves for garnish
For the berry syrup:
  1. Combine the blackberries, Grand Marnier, lemon juice and sugar in a medium-size saucepan.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a steady simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes until the mixture is begging to get syrupy and berries start to lose their shape. Set aside to cool completely.

For the cream layer:
  1. Combine the gelatin and water in a small microwave-safe bowl and stir well. Place bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir and set aside to cool a bit.
  2. In a medium-size, clean bowl, whisk the cream for 1-2 minutes until it starts to thicken a bit. Add the gelatin mixture, powdered sugar and vanilla and continue whisking till soft peaks form, about 2-3 minutes more.

  3. Place yogurt in a medium-size bowl and add the whipped cream using a folding motion until combined.

  4. To finish: Layer the blackberry syrup and the cream mixture in 6 clear glass bowls, jars or glasses (¾-1 cup). Garnish with fresh berries and mint leaves

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for further instruction and more detailed tips.

The number of servings will depend on the size of your glasses, jars or bowls. I got 6 servings, using 8 ounce jars.

Nutrition Facts
Irish Blackberry Fool
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 885IU18%
Vitamin C 18.3mg22%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.