Parfait Ideas for Kids

Parfaits are a fun way to make an impressive looking dessert. Here are some ideas for making some for a dessert, snack or a celebration of any occasion.

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Parfait Ideas

Mash strawberries and layer between meringue and whip cream. Top with fresh strawberries.

blueberry parfait
Crush graham crackers and place on bottom of dish, top with cheesecake pudding and blueberry jam. Top with fresh blueberries.

chocolate mousse
Layer chocolate mousse or pudding with crushed sandwich cookies and whip cream. Top with whip cream and a sandwich cookie.

pumpkin parfait
Layer pumpkin pudding with whip cream and cranberry sauce.

jello parfait
Try this Jell-O Parfait Recipe.

yogurt parfait
Easy Yogurt Parfait

granola parfait
Granola Parfait

Uncooked Banana Pudding

Ingredientsbanana pudding
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla wafer cookies, crushed or chopped
  • 4 bananas, peeled and sliced*
Mix sour cream, whipped topping, pudding mix and milk in large bowl. Place a layer of cookies in the bottom of a glass dish or serving dishes. Layer the cookies with the pudding mixture. Then add a layer of the banana slices. Keep adding layers until all ingredients have been used. Refrigerate about an hour before serving.

*Use this same recipe and substitute strawberries diced in place of the bananas.

Cheesecake Berry Parfait Recipe

parfait cheesecakePrep time: 10 minutes      Chilling time: 2 hours    Serves: 4
Crust Ingredients:
  • ¼ c. raw almonds
  • ¼ c. raw pecans
  • 3 pitted dates, roughly chopped
  • ¼ t. ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish 
Cheesecake Ingredients:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 C. Greek yogurt
  • 3 T. maple syrup
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 C. strawberries, chopped
  • 1 C. raspberries
  • ½ C. blueberries
1. In the bowl of a food processor, blend almonds, pecans, dates, and cinnamon. Pulse until the mixture starts to form a ball and the nuts are crumbs. Divide mixture between 4 individual serving dishes or jars and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Set aside.
3. Divide half of the cheesecake mixture between the 4 serving dishes or jars and divide half of the berries among the individual dishes. Repeat this process with remaining cheesecake mixture and fresh berries.
4. Place the parfaits in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to chill. To serve, garnish with ground cinnamon or an extra drizzle of maple syrup, if desired. 

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