Want an easy dessert that will satisfy everyone? Consider serving a parfait.
Originally, parfait was developed during the 1800s. It tasted like coffee and was a frozen treat served in several forms because the parfaits were placed in ice cream molds. Eventually, these layered ice cream desserts were laced with fruit, syrups, or liqueurs.
The American version of the treat features ice cream layered with fruit or syrup that is served in a tall, thin glass. Parfaits should not be confused with ice cream sundaes. The difference: the dish.
Parfait can be made with pudding, mousse, or ice cream. Here's an easy treat that is sure to delight!
1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding (fat-free works for this recipe)
2 cups cold milk (skim may be used)
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 c. whipped cream (low-fat or fat-free is suitable)
Layer options: chocolate syrup, fruit, whipped cream
Combine pudding mix and milk and mix according to package directions. Add vanilla and whipped cream. Whip until smooth. Layer pudding mixture into parfait glasses, alternating with layers of chocolate syrup, fresh fruit, or whipped cream.