Gluten Free Blueberry Fool Recipe

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by Carol Kicinski on May 24, 2010

On paper I am a very organized person. I make lists, draw out charts, make spreadsheets and out line events to the inth degree.

That’s with business. In my “real” life I have a more haphazard approach. I bite off way more than I can chew, run around all helter-skelter and just sort of hope it will all go right.

I blame this on my birth date. I am a Pisces – two fish swimming in opposite directions. So the two aspects of my personality war with each other and the ruthlessly organized Carol often gets blindsided by the air head Carol.

Case in point – I invited a nice couple over for dinner and then completely forgot until they showed up at my front door!

It is at times like this that it helps to have a well stocked pantry, a clean house, a good bit of luck and a few tricks up one’s sleeve. It also helps to be married to a charming spouse with a sparkling personality and a thousand stories to keep your guests entertained while you whip up dinner. While I can’t help you with the charming spouse I can pass on my favorite emergency dessert.

With three ingredients and less than three minutes you can whip up a lovely and light fool for dessert; appropriately named especially when you are trying to fool your dinner guests into thinking you were actually expecting them.

Blueberries not your thing? Substitute any type of berry you like.

Gluten Free Blueberry Fool Recipe


2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries
2 – 3 tablespoons agave nectar (or sugar) depending on the sweetness of your berries
1¼ cup heavy whipping cream


Save 4 berries for garnish and place the rest along with the agave (or sugar) in a blender or food processor, puree the berries until smooth.

Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Reserve some of the whipped cream for garnish and fold the puree into the rest until almost all the streaks are gone. Spoon into 4 serving dishes. Garnish with reserved cream and berries. Serve immediately or it can be kept for up to half an hour or so in the fridge.


This Gluten Free Recipe Serves 4 People.

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  • glugleglutenfree

    Wow! That looks great. I think this is one I could actually make without messing up. But you never know. I think the 'fool' will be my next dessert to try out on guests. Thanks!


  • Federica

    wow che delizia!!!mmmmmmm…

  • Jennifer

    beauuuutiifulllll!!!!! what a quick perfect treat!

  • Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul

    Ooh! this looks soooo good Carol! It really is easy quick and easy as you say!

  • alice

    I wish I could be fairy who can wend her magical spell and just turn the image into a real one and relish the recipe.

  • Monkey Momma

    So glad to hear that you have a war going on in your head too. LOL!

  • Tasty Eats At Home

    So if I have the same issues going on in my brain, and I'm not a Pisces (I'm a Scorpio), what does that mean? I'm crazy? :)
    I love this idea. Except I'll now have to keep cream in stock for emergencies. Or…I bet I could make this with coconut milk, which I do keep in stock! Hmmm….!

  • gfe–gluten free easily

    Beautiful, Carol! I'm with Alta … always have coconut milk in stock. Quick easy desserts are a godsend. I have relied on the 3-minute chocolate cake often … it can go from basic to pretty awesome with the addition of some liqueur. ;-)


  • David

    Looks so good, easy and fresh! Love the use of agave nectar instead of sugar.

  • The Short (dis)Order Cook

    It's hard to go wrong with desserts made from whipped cream!

  • Crystal

    Another yummy sounding recipe. I got all the ingredients on hand so I will have to try this later today…

  • cooking rookie

    Oh my goodness, such goodness. When does the blueberry season start!!!

    • Carol Kicinski

      It is sometime in the summer – I want to say June or July – it always seems like blueberries are super plentiful around the 4th of July!

  • Daycare Cook

    What could I use as a dairy free alternative from the heavy cream?

    • CarolKicinski

      You can use MimicCreme if tree nuts are ok for you.

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