Parfait: How to Make it With Fresh Cream and Fruit

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I’m always down to make a quick fruit parfait. It’s one of the easiest desserts to make. No heat, minimal measuring and great flavor. Anytime you don’t have to turn on the oven during the summer months, you are winning. What’s also great about a fruit parfait is that you get to decide what fruit goes in it. This one is all about blueberries and strawberries.

Parfait Really Does Mean Perfect

The word parfait means perfect in french. How appropriate. I like to make mine in multipurpose glasses and when I’m serving them to the little ones, I use clear plastic tumblers. My family loves that it takes seconds to create a fruit parfait. I love that I get them to eat more fresh fruit at the same time.

I still love a good pie. Of course you can sign me up for some cake. The awesome thing about these parfaits is that you can make them so quickly. I don’t know about you but when I’m looking for a sweet treat, I don’t want wait around for something the bake in the oven. I promise you that making parfaits is easy and once you get the hang of it, you might just become a fan forever.

Loose strawberries on cutting board getting ready for the parfait.

It’s All About the Cream

Making whipped cream can seem intimidating. I grew up squeezing whipped cream from a can so I get it. It wasn’t until I started making more homemade desserts like this parfait that I learned how easy it was to whip up. Yeah…pun intended! Whenever I saw crème fraîche on a menu, it always sounded like a fancy big deal even though it just means fresh cream. The secret? Make sure the bowl you use is ice cold!

Picture of a whisk in a bowl of whipped cream for the parfait.

LA Dunn is a plant based advocate who loves making fancy little desserts to impress her family. If you have 20 minutes, check out an episode of The Black Girls Eat Podcast or visit the online shop to check out the new merchandise. Sign up below for updates.

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