Gooseberry Cream Snow

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

All fruit fools, of which this is one, can also be used to make very good fruit-flavoured ice creams. For an alternative dessert, freeze the mixture, giving it a stir once or twice.


  • 450 g/1 lb green gooseberries
  • 2 tablespoons water


Wash the gooseberries; there is no need to top and tail them. Place in a saucepan with the water. Bring up to the boil, cover and simmer very gently for 10 minutes until tender and quite soft. Draw off the heat, add the sugar and stir to dissolve it in the heat of the pan. Then rub the fruit and juices through a sieve to make a purée. Discard the skin and pips that remain in the sieve and allow