Raspberry Velvet: A Refreshing Fruit Dessert by Hook’d Up Bar and Grill

Are you a fan of fruit desserts? Well, you’re in for a treat because at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we believe in sharing the best of the best. Today, we bring you a delightful recipe called Raspberry Velvet, inspired by the legendary chef, Jacques Pépin.

Raspberry Velvet: A Refreshing Fruit Dessert by Hook'd Up Bar and Grill
Raspberry Velvet: A Refreshing Fruit Dessert by Hook'd Up Bar and Grill

The Secret to Perfect Raspberry Velvet

When it comes to raspberries, we recommend using IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) berries. Not only are they visually appealing, but they also retain their freshness and texture. Plus, they’re more cost-effective than fresh raspberries. Look for IQF berries at your local market or grocery store.

To create the raspberry velvet, start by adding a dollop of raspberry preserve to the IQF berries. Opt for seedless preserve for a smoother texture. Add a dash of water, and you’re almost there!

Straining for a Satisfying Cooly

While some may argue that straining the mixture is optional, we believe it’s essential. Straining removes any unwanted raspberry seeds and enhances the overall texture of the velvet. Simply strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, and your raspberry cooly is ready to go!

Psst! If you’re wondering what to do with those leftover raspberry seeds, why not try making your own raspberry vinegar? It’s a great way to add a burst of flavor to your culinary creations.

Freezing for Optimal Enjoyment

To elevate the experience, we recommend freezing the raspberry mixture. Metal containers work best for freezing as they help maintain the perfect consistency. Pop it in the freezer for about 35-40 minutes, or even overnight if you prefer.

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Presentation Fit for Royalty

When it’s time to serve, we suggest presenting your Raspberry Velvet in a beautiful martini glass. Wet the rim of the glass with a bit of lime or lemon, and perhaps a touch of sugar to add a little sparkle. Then, pile the raspberry velvet in the center of the glass, and voila! A dessert fit for a king or queen.


1. Can I use fresh raspberries instead of IQF berries?
While fresh raspberries can certainly be used, IQF berries are a cost-effective and convenient alternative that still deliver exceptional flavor.

2. Can I skip straining the raspberry mixture?
Straining is optional, but we believe it improves the texture by removing the raspberry seeds.

3. How long can I freeze the raspberry velvet?
For optimal results, freeze the mixture for around 35-40 minutes. However, you can leave it overnight if desired.


With just a few simple steps, you can create a refreshing and indulgent Raspberry Velvet dessert that will impress your guests or satisfy your own sweet tooth. At Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we’re proud to bring you recipes like this, inspired by the expertise of renowned chefs. So, grab your ingredients and get ready to experience the luxurious taste of our Raspberry Velvet. Happy cooking!

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