Raspberry Fool

DRAGON BITES carb-counted recipe

A family-friendly, mostly healthy (sometimes treat-y!) easy recipe for families living well with Type 1 Diabetes.

An original recipe from RCrazyIncredibleLife.com:

This whipped cream + raspberry summer dessert is perfect when the berries are at their best! It’s not too sweet to send blood sugars into orbit; but it is rich. We like to serve on its own or heaped on top of berries alongside lemon cookies. Use any berries that are in season.

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Low-Carb? Low-ish
Gluten-free? Yes
Dairy-free? No
Nut-free? Yes

Active Time: 15 mins
Ready in: 15 mins

Carb Content: 13g per cup


  • 1 cup Whipping Cream (0g of carbs)
  • 1 cup (120g weight) Raspberries (6g of carbs), plus more as desired to garnish.
  • 2 Tbsp (24g weight) Granulated Sugar (24g of carbs)
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract (0g of carbs)
  • Optional: Raspberry Liqueur for a grown-up treat.


I learned to make whipped cream from my Gramma who of course never had a recipe. This is her method and our measurements.  ~Jennifer


Measure out sugar in a small bowl or measuring cup. Set aside.


Pulse berries in food processor until just broken down.


Place cold whipping cream in glass dish. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes; while beater is going sprinkle sugar over cream. Continue to beat until stiff (2 – 3 more minutes); lift beaters out of cream, whipped cream should remain stiff, in peaks. If not, beat it again for a bit.


Fold in raspberries and vanilla with a spatula.

If making ahead, the whipped cream/raspberry mixture will keep for 2 – 3 hours (refrigerated).

5. (Optional)

Garnish with additional raspberries. (Add 2g of carbs for 1/3 cup of extra raspberries.)

6. (Optional)

Drizzle with raspberry liqueur (Add 3g of carbs for each 1/2 Tbsp of raspberry liqueur) or other in-season berry and corresponding liqueur.


Total yield:

2 ¼ cups of whipped cream/raspberry mixture (~348g finished weight) with 30g of Carbs.

Nutrient Content by Volume:

¼ cup of Raspberry Fool contains 3.3g carbs.

Nutrient Content by Weight:

100g serving of Raspberry Fool contains just under 9g of carbs, for a Carb Factor = 0.09.

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For more great carb-counted and family-friendly recipes like this one, explore: RCrazyIncredibleLife/Recipes

Please don’t rely exclusively on my carb counting! Nutritional information is given for general information only, and will vary depending on the amount, type and brand of ingredients you choose - Please verify your carb and fat content when you make your own version of this recipe.