What is a parfait? With May 1st being National Chocolate Parfait Day, I felt compelled to know the actual definition:
1. a dessert of ice cream and fruit or ice cream and syrup in alternate layers, often topped with whipped cream and served in a tall, narrow, short-stemmed glass.
2. any frozen dessert in which fruit, nuts, etc., have been folded into whipped cream or egg custard.
(Random House Dictionary)
Apparently, the word parfait is actually a French word meaning literally perfect. What I’ve discovered is that parfait generally means any layered food served in a clear dish.
My version of the chocolate parfait went very simple … sugar free chocolate pudding, whipped cream and chopped pecans. Easy to make and enjoy!
Check out these other great parfait recipes:
Chocolate Parfait Bars by the Frugal Girl
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Parfaits by Eat Good 4 Life
Oat and Chocolate Parfait by Love Food Eat
Clementine Chocolate Parfait by Pham Fatale
White Chocolate Mousse with Blueberry Compote Parfait by Grace’s Sweet Life
Simple Lemon Strawberry Parfaits by My Baking Addiction
Ginger Pumpkin Parfait by Inspired Taste
Vegan Overnight Oat Parfaits by Oh She Glows
Lemon Berry Yogurt Parfait by the Perfect Pantry
Meringue Parfaits by the Wedding Chicks