Parfait Recipes

Whether you'd like to make yogurt and granola parfaits for breakfast, or indulgent chocolate parfaits for dessert, we have the parfait recipes you're looking for.

Staff Picks

Vanilla Berry Parfaits

Rating: 4.67 stars
Delicious and easy, this is a fabulous mix of berries and yogurt! If you like, you can make a thin layer of graham crackers or granola in each vanilla/berry layer. That gives it a little more crunch.

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Parfait

Rating: 4.67 stars
Lemon yogurt, fresh blueberries, and honey graham crackers make an easy and delicious breakfast parfait. Tasty enough too for a light dessert. Eat immediately if you want crisp crunchy graham crackers.

Summer Berry Parfait with Yogurt and Granola

Rating: 4.79 stars
This large parfait can be made for a delicious breakfast - or it can be halved for a yummy snack. Enjoy it using fresh or frozen blueberries, but fresh strawberries are recommended.

Berry Yogurt Crunch

Rating: 4.5 stars
Yogurt, fresh berries, and a surprise ingredient give this dish a somewhat cheesecake-like flavor but with a fraction of the fat and calories. Let the berry-yogurt mixture chill awhile so flavors mingle and mellow. Make a flavor change by substituting instant white chocolate pudding mix. I've served this for dessert, but it's good as a breakfast treat, too!

Lemon Syllabub

Rating: 4.7 stars
This is a deliciously light, creamy, sophisticated little dessert from days gone by. I first tasted it at a supper given by a lecturer in seventeenth-century literature when I was at college, and it took our tastebuds right back to the Restoration. It can be prepared as either a parfait or a punch--please note that either version contains alcohol, so you may not want to serve this to younger family members.

Pumpkin Parfait

Rating: 4.42 stars
This easy parfait would be welcome on any holiday menu. Preparation time is 15 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Pumpkin Parfaits

Rating: 4.44 stars
This is a lighter alternative to pumpkin pie. I have not doubled this recipe, so I don't know how that would turn out, but I'd like to know if someone does.

Whipped Cream Zabaglione

Rating: 4.76 stars
This zabaglione is different because it incorporates cream. I have viewed other recipes and this varies a lot. Serve chilled with fresh fruit of your choice. To make sure zabaglione is the right consistency, run the whisk through and see that it falls in a steady stream standing on itself as it lands in the bowl.

Make-Ahead Greek Yogurt Parfait

Rating: 4.25 stars
Make ahead for the whole week in plastic cups for an easy grab-and-go, high-protein breakfast!

Key Lime Pie Mini Dessert

Rating: 4.75 stars
This dessert is light, refreshing, a little tangy, and a little sweet. It has the luscious taste of key lime pie with the lovely presentation of a parfait. Everybody has room for a mini dessert, and they're the perfect end to a holiday party or even a sweet finish to a game day get-together. Garnish with whipped cream, grated lime zest, and leftover graham cracker crumbs.

Cranberry Parfait

Rating: 5 stars
My grandmother used to make this, but she used saltines and straight cranberry. I've adapted it to fit our family's taste.


Rating: 4.11 stars
This is my favorite dessert recipe; serve with fresh raspberries, cookies, or vanilla ice cream!

Inspiration and Ideas

Cookies and Cream Fluff
Rating: Unrated
I found this recipe a few years ago and have been making it ever since. It's really easy to make and best of all, you can use different flavored pudding and cookies to change the flavor! Top with additional cookies, if desired.
Banana Pudding and Yogurt Parfaits
Rating: Unrated
These parfaits are anything but ordinary! When all-natural instant pudding and tangy Greek yogurt join forces, your dessert can jump into breakfast time if you like! You get plenty of protein and vitamins in this sweet treat with a little healthy twist.

Cannoli Cream Dessert

Rating: 4.21 stars

This is my version of an elegant cannoli dessert! It is perfect for a romantic evening!