A fool is a soft parfait usually made with a puréed fruit and flavored whipping cream. Top it with more sweetened whipped cream and some mint sprigs.
- 2 pints raspberries
- 1½ cups whipping cream
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted
- ½ cup grated semisweet chocolate
Place raspberries in medium bowl and mash some of them, leaving some whole.
In large bowl, combine cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form.
Layer raspberries with whipped cream mixture, pecans, and grated chocolate in 6 parfait glasses.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 6 hours.
Heavy whipping cream must contain at least 36 percent butterfat. To whip cream, chill the bowl and the beaters in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. Begin whipping slowly, and gradually increase speed as the cream thickens. The cream is done when peaks droop slightly when the beaters are lifted.