Have you been longing for something sweet but light? Something cold and delicious but not high in calories? We have the perfect berries dessert for you and your whole family! Berries are some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Extremely high in antioxidants, berries are among our favorite super foods. On the other hand, we have Greek mildly flavored couscous and mouth-watering whipped cream – what a great combination!
So how about a quick recipe with blackberry flavored couscous and whipped cream? Definitely ideal for the spring days and summer evenings. We are certain that you will enjoy preparing and eating this dessert.
If you are ready for this new mouth-watering experience then grab your ingredients and get ready for a refreshing dessert in just under 20 minutes!
- Preparation:10 – 15 minutes
- Cooking: 15 minutes
- Difficulty: Low
- Portions: 2
Here is how to prepare the most simple yet sophisticated blackberry couscous dessert:
Recipe by Sara Bonaccorsi
- 200 grams of blackberries
- 2 tablespoons of cane sugar
- 200 ml of whole milk
- 200 grams of Martino Couscous
For the whipped cream
- 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Preparing the couscous – blackberries mixture:
In a medium nonstick pan add 200 grams of fresh blackberries and 2 tablespoons of cane sugar. Mis well with the help of a spoon and let the berries cook for about ten minutes. The blackberries will release their juices and will integrate perfectly with couscous.
When the blackberries are ready to add 200 ml of whole milk and let it simmer. When simmering, pour 200 grams of Martino couscous and mix well. Turn off the heat and let the couscous absorb all the milk and the blackberries juice until fully hydrated. When ready use a fork to shell the couscous. This will help separate the couscous grains and avoid any lumps from forming.
Prepare the whipped cream
Place a metal mixing bowl and metal whisk into the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
When ready pour sugar in the mixing bowl and add whipping cream. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks.
Serving the dessert
Use two or more serving glasses for this summer dessert. With the help of a spoon add the blackberry couscous in the glasses and use the spoon to even the surface. Top it with whipped cream and decorate with fresh blackberries. Keep in the refrigerator if you are not serving them immediately.
Instead of fresh berries, you can use blackberry jam which you can prepare ahead and store for breakfasts as well as desserts. To do so follow these steps:
Mash blackberries in a saucepan with a potato masher. Stir in sugar until juices form; place about 1 tablespoon blackberry juice in a small bowl and stir in cornstarch. Pour cornstarch mixture into saucepan.
Bring berries to a boil, stirring often, until jam is thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in cinnamon and allspice. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer jam to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until chilled. Stir in lemon juice.
You can of course use here any berries that you might have in handy at home: strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries are ideal and easy to find in almost every store all year round. Place them on the cake to garnish it as you like. You can use whipped cream or fresh mint leaves to decorate and add extra flavor!
If you love berries then this recipe will become your favorite one. Prepare the recipe in advance and keep refrigerated for an easy to grab a snack.
We already know how healthy berries are but with the right recipe you can elevate this super food to a decadent treat. And with all the types of berries available nowadays you can make your own berries mix for this recipe. It is always amazing to see variations in our recipes. That is why we invite you to experiment and leave us a comment to tell us your own personal twist to this recipe.