Rating: 4 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

I strongly recommend using fresh blackberries in this recipe for best flavor. Raspberries, strawberries or a combination of all three may be used, but they should all be fresh.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the heavy cream into a large bowl with half of the confectioners' sugar and almond extract. Whip until stiff. Fold in sour cream. Refrigerate.

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  • In a separate bowl, toss blackberries with the remaining confectioners' sugar. Let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes.

  • In 8 parfait glasses, layer whipped cream and blackberries, beginning and ending with whipped cream. Garnish each parfait with a strip of lemon zest, a few blackberries and a sprig of mint.

Nutrition Facts

535 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 26.9g; fat 47.4g; cholesterol 169.4mg; sodium 53.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2011
What a simple yet elegant dessert! This was so easy to put together and tasted really good. I used a combination of blackberries and raspberries. I opted to use vanilla instead of almond extract for the cream mixture and tossed the berries in just a bit of regular sugar vs. confectioners' sugar. I left off the mint and chose to garnish these with just the lemon zest - overall very good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2009
I guess I am odd man out here as all other reviewers enjoyed the dessert. I followed the directions exactly but most of my guests and I found the dessert bland. It looked nice and had a pleasant mousse-like texture but the taste was really uninteresting. I much prefer the Lemon Lime Mousse recipe on this website for a refreshing light dessert. Read More
(6)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2011
What a simple yet elegant dessert! This was so easy to put together and tasted really good. I used a combination of blackberries and raspberries. I opted to use vanilla instead of almond extract for the cream mixture and tossed the berries in just a bit of regular sugar vs. confectioners' sugar. I left off the mint and chose to garnish these with just the lemon zest - overall very good! Read More
(45)
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2010
With all the ingredients ready and waiting right at my fingertips I devilishly made this for breakfast this morning. I used both blackberries and raspberries but rather than mixing the berries with powdered sugar I thought it would be even better to mix them with leftover homemade raspberry sauce! It was easy quick fresh and delicious and very pretty in little parfait glasses. I mean who doesn't like berries and cream? However while it was only a small amount I would have preferred this without the sour cream which provided just enough tang to make it not as pleasantly sweet as just simple whipped cream - it was a step and ingredient that didn't necessarily make it better. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2009
I guess I am odd man out here as all other reviewers enjoyed the dessert. I followed the directions exactly but most of my guests and I found the dessert bland. It looked nice and had a pleasant mousse-like texture but the taste was really uninteresting. I much prefer the Lemon Lime Mousse recipe on this website for a refreshing light dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2007
Out here in the desert one doesn't come by fresh berries easily especially in the market where the only edible berries are on the top layer! But I'll try this subbing mango and peaches which seem to import better drizzled with a little Grand Marnier - thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2006
Oh Yum! Who wouldn't love this. It makes such an elegant dessert and it's so easy to assemble. Definitely go with the fresh fruit as the submitter suggests. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2008
Good sweet and simple whipped cream. Not too sweet though so the flavor of fresh berries is not overpowered. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2010
pretty good. but i would have never made this if i looked at the fat content first! i didnt like the sour cream tasste so much. prob could skip that part. tasted pretty sweet to me others said it wasnt sweet to them. i used freshed berries out of my yard. i would make this again. but other suggestions i think would be good and lower the fat content would be to have a lil layer of yogurt in it. i think also would be good if you had a lil layer of graham cracker crust. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2012
I started out with fresh blackberries so I had to be a tad creative and I was trying to keep the sugars down so I used about 3/4 of a cup of water and simmered the berries until they gave way to my angled masher. 16 or - powdered sweetener and a drip of honey. I made the fresh whipped cream and added the 'fool' and stirred streaks through it - nice presentation. I will make this recipe again Read More
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