Learn How To Make Yogurt Parfait In 5 Easy Steps

Learn How To Make Yogurt Parfait In 5 Easy Steps


With the summer sun out in full force, we need cool yet nutritious snacks and sometimes breakfast to get us through the heat. And what is more nutritious than a cool yogurt parfait, especially if you are team fitfam?

“Parfait” is a French word that means perfect, and with this light yet delicious dish, perfection certainly comes to mind.

The dish is a frozen dessert of two types. In France, where the dish originated, the parfait is made by steaming cream, egg, sugar and syrup to create a custard-like puree and freezing for about 6 hours or preferably overnight.

However, the easy to make, ready to eat summer delight that has caught and kept our attention is the American version, which has such ingredients as granola, nuts, yogurt and a combination of fruits and sometimes chocolates.

Although it sounds fancy and difficult to make, this yogurt dish is super simple and you can use whatever yogurt, fruit and nut that you desire. Yogurt Parfait is made of layers of yogurt and fresh or frozen fruit topped with granola or nuts of your choice.

Ingredients needed for a yogurt parfait

So, there are basically three ingredients in a fruit parfait, and they include the crunch, the fruit and the yogurt of your choice. Find below a recipe for fun berry parfait.

  • About 3 cups of choice yogurt (vanilla, strawberry, greek or plain yogurt).
  • 1 fresh cup or defrosted frozen strawberries in juice ( you may replace this with your fruit of choice).
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries or blueberries.
  • 1 cup of good quality granola.
  • A handful of nuts, dates or chocolates (optional).

How to make a yogurt parfait

  1. Rinse and pat dry the blueberries or blackberries and fresh strawberries.
  2. Cut the strawberries into pieces.
  3. In a parfait glass or any glass container of your choosing, place a tablespoon of granola followed by 2 tablespoons of yogurt, then place some berries over the yogurt.
  4. Repeat the layer until satisfied.
  5. Refrigerate parfaits until it is time to serve. You may add the nuts, dates or chocolate if you have a sweet tooth or for extra crunch.

Enjoy with caution. Too much of everything, after all, is bad.

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