Dessert Yogurt Parfait | How to make Dessert Yogurt Parfait

By Vanitha Bhat  |  2nd Mar 2018  |  
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About Dessert Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Creamy Yogurt parfait with strawberry compote and crunchy cereal is a quick, easy and healthy dessert or even breakfast parfait that can be ready in no time.

Dessert Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients to make Dessert Yogurt Parfait

  • 1 1/2 cups thick yogurt (Greek or hung yogurt or any flavored yogurt)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp honey (if using plain yogurt)
  • 1 cup breakfast cereal (I have used Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch; you can use any that you have or even granola)
  • 2 cups strawberries, chopped
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon/lime juice
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds or any other chopped nuts (Optional)
  • Few blueberries and strawberries for garnishing
  • Optional add ins:
  • Toasted flax seeds
  • Chocolate chips
  • Granola
  • Crushed peanut brittle (or chikki as we call it in India)
  • Crushed biscuits or cookies

How to make Dessert Yogurt Parfait

  1. To make the strawberry compote: In a saucepan, add chopped strawberries and sugar; cook on medium heat stirring often until slightly softened.
  2. Once the strawberries start to release water, gently macerate or press down with the ladle, crushing a few berries, stirring occasionally.
  3. After a few minutes, when the berries have thickened a bit, add lemon juice and remove from heat. Cool completely. At this stage, it can be refrigerated until ready to layer the parfait.
  4. Meanwhile; if using plain yogurt, whip it with a whisk to make it smooth. At this stage stir in honey or you can drizzle honey over yogurt in the dessert glass.
  5. To assemble the parfaits: In large parfait individual glasses (or any dessert glass that you have), start layering the elements of the snack or dessert parfait.
  6. Start with a layer of yogurt, about 2 tbsp or more depending upon the size of the glass. Spread it out at the bottom of the container. Drizzle some honey over it; as much as or as little as you want, if not added earlier.
  7. Then spoon some cooled strawberry compote over it and level with a spoon over the yogurt. For added flavor and texture, place some blueberries on top of the compote.
  8. Next top with or sprinkle cereal (you can crush the cereal a little if the grains or flakes are too large); about 2 tbsp and level it evenly over the yogurt. At this stage, you can sprinkle some nuts and then continue layering.
  9. Continue layering, ending with cereal. Place a dollop of yogurt on top of the parfait. Garnish with fresh blueberries and strawberries; serve right away!
  10. Enjoy it as a healthy and quick breakfast dish, serve it as a dessert or dig into it as a mid-day snack any time!
  11. With the addition of kids’ cereal (of course, choose low-sugar varieties), your kids will enjoy it too and you have a healthy option for them. You can even let them make these the way they want!

My Tip:

You can use any favorite cereal of yours like granola etc. Be adventurous and let your taste buds decide what you want in your parfait. It is best served fresh as the cereal in the parfait can get soggy; if making ahead, sprinkle the cereal only on top. Use any combination of fruits that you like; it could be mangoes, blueberries, raspberries etc. For a different flavor, you can make compote with a mixture of fruits (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) or just chop the fruits and layer in the parfait. For a quicker version, you can use fruit preserves instead of compote; just add a squeeze of lemon juice to cut down the sweetness a bit. Sweetening the yogurt is totally optional.

Reviews for Dessert Yogurt Parfait (2)

Shikha Roya year ago

i want to eat this
Vanitha Bhat
a year ago
Thanks Shikha :) Do give it a try; it is so easy to make and absolutely luscious and delicious!

Sangeeta Sethia year ago

Delectable n very beautifully presented
Vanitha Bhat
a year ago
Thanks so much Sangeeta :)