Gluten Free Raspberry Fool Recipe

Raspberry Fool Recipe

Today is the first of April and we celebrate with a bit of tomfoolery, pranks, and practical jokes. Personally, I love a good joke!

It is a little unclear as to the origins of April Fool’s Day. Some scholars state that ancient cultures celebrated the first of the year (New Year’s Day) on April first. Then Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar made and New Year’s Day was moved to January 1st. Many people of the time either refused to accept the new date or didn’t hear about it. That’s understandable – I almost never hear about Daylight Savings Time until I show up late for something.

Anyway the people who accepted and knew about the calendar change made fun of the traditionalists who still clung to April 1st as the first day of the year and would send them on “fool’s errands” or try to trick them into believing other stuff that wasn’t true.

There are other explanations such as this is the time of year when winter turns to spring and we enter into a period of lightheartedness. I am all for lightheartedness – the world can get pretty serious sometimes.

Regardless of the origins of the day, I think the perfect way to celebrate April Fool’s Day is with a simple dessert called a “fool.”

Fools are made of essentially three ingredients; fruit, sugar, and cream. Typically the fruit is stewed with some sugar, cooled off, and folded into whipped cream. Fools are already dead simple to make but I made this one even easier by skipping the stewing process of the fruit. By simply mashing raspberries with organic sugar I was able to omit the stewing and cooling – seriously, this luscious dessert just couldn’t get any easier.

As with the origin of April Fool’s Day, it is a little unclear as to the origin of why a fool (the dessert kind) is called a fool. While I may not be a fountain of information for you today, I hope this Raspberry Fool recipe will inspire you to create a yummy, lighthearted dessert on this day that celebrates lightheartedness!

Gluten Free Raspberry Fool

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Gluten Free Raspberry Fool Recipe
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Gluten Free Raspberry Fool Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 12 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon organic sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons organic powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped pistachios optional garnish
  • 4 mint sprigs optional garnish


  • Put half the raspberries in a bowl with 1 tablespoon sugar. Mash with a fork.
  • Whip the cream with the powdered sugar until stiff peaks form (do not over-whip the cream).
  • With a slotted spoon, spoon the mashed raspberries into the whipped cream (discard the raspberry juices) and lightly fold the raspberries into the cream leaving it streaky.
  • Spoon half of the whipped cream/raspberry mixture into 4 small dessert bowls. Top with half the whole raspberries, the remaining cream, and the remaining raspberries. Garnish with chopped pistachios and mint leaves if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Raspberry Fool Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 192mg5%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 945IU19%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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