Strawberry Cream Parfaits with Coconut Macaroons


These parfaits are as irresistible as they are stunning.

6 servings


  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 7 ½ tablespoons sugar

  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

  • ¾ teaspoon finely grated orange zest

  • 8 ounces crumbled store-bought coconut macaroons


  1. Mix strawberries and 6 Tbs. of the sugar in a bowl; let stand until berries release their liquid, 30 to 60 minutes.

  2. When ready to assemble dessert, beat cream and orange zest to soft peaks, gradually adding remaining 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar.

  3. Pour 6 Tbs. of the strawberry juice that has collected in the bowl over the crumbled macaroons. Toss to coat.

  4. To assemble, choose six goblets that hold at least 12 ounces; in each, make two layers in the following order: scant 1/4 cup macaroons, scant 1/4 cup whipped cream, 1/4 cup strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 2 hours.


Copyright 2006 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

473 Calories
31g Fat
48g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 473
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 61mg 305%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 249mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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