National Parfait Day

It’s National Parfait Day! Did you know that the word “parfait” means “perfect” in French? It’s no wonder that this dish makes a perfect snack, meal, or dessert!

Although parfaits were originally served on decorative plates, today they are typically layered in tall, thin glasses. There are also many variations on the original parfait recipe, which originated in France in the 19th century.

American parfaits are made by layering ice cream with granola, nuts, yogurt, fresh fruits, and whip cream. Parfait Day is a perfect opportunity to indulge so go whip up your own version to celebrate the Day!

Quotes on parfait:

•“I think a lot of people avoid making dessert because they think it takes a lot of skill or time. Icebox desserts are, for the most part, very simple. Anyone can layer slices of fruit with whipped cream or pudding to create a beautiful parfait. Or they can make gelatin that’s folded with softened ice cream or whipped topping. – Lauren Chattma

•“Parfait in France is a frozen mousse.” – Robert Bennett

 

 

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