The HomeGrown Gourmet "Summer Fool" Recipe Video

Summer Fool is a simple make ahead vegetarian dessert bursting with the flavors of mixed berries. You won't believe what an amazing dessert you can make with FOUR ingredients!


Preparation Time30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings12
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Mixed berries64 Ounce
 Organic cane sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Italian bread loaf1 Large, crust removed
 Butter1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Whipped heavy cream1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped with 1 tablespoon of sugar
 Vanilla extract/Vanilla bean, sliced1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 483 Calories from Fat 191

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.4%

Saturated Fat 12.5 g62.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 53.9 mg

Sodium 395.2 mg16.5%

Total Carbohydrates 67 g22.4%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.2%

Sugars 27.3 g

Protein 7 g14.5%

Vitamin A 12.3% Vitamin C 45.1%

Calcium 8.3% Iron 10.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a large bowl, put together the frozen berries and sugar; let the berries thaw and the sugar melt to make a sauce.
2. Remove the crust of bread and butter the bread on one side; do not cover the surface completely with butter.

3. In a large bowl, line the bottom with cling film and line the bottom with buttered bread.
4. Fill with berry sauce until 1 ½ to 2 inch height.
5. Add more of buttered bread and add sauce again; repeat the process until the bowl is almost full.
6. Bring the edges of the cling film on the top layer of the dish.
7. Place a cover that is slightly smaller in size than the bowl opening.
8. Place a weight on top for the dish to set.

9. Place the bowl in the freezer to set.
10. Unmold from the cling film and place the summer cool dessert in a plate.
11. In a large bowl, mix vanilla with whipped cream.

12. Top the summer cool dessert with some more berry sauce and top with a dollop of vanilla flavored whipped cream.