Wiki explains parfait is two types of frozen dessert; in France, where the dish originated, parfait is made by boiling cream, egg, sugar, and syrup to create a custard-like puree which is not necessarily served in a parfait glass. The American version includes more ingredients like granola, nuts, yogurt, and liqueurs made in combination with a topping of fruits or whipped cream that are layered and served in a tall glass.
Here we are talking about the American version of the parfait. A layered cold /frozen dessert made with yogurt, granola, and fruits. It is a super healthy recipe using Greek yogurt. Plain yogurt, when hung to get rid of the whey, leaving thick and creamy yogurt, becomes Greek yogurt. It is a perfect breakfast recipe and easy dessert recipe too.
Yogurt parfait is a combination of Greek yogurt and fruits. I have used homemade yogurt to make Greek yogurt. You can also buy greek yogurt and proceed with the recipe. I love to set yogurt at home. It is very simple to do so. I shall soon do a post on how to make yogurt. Yogurt parfait calls for proper dessert cups depending upon how and when you plan to serve it? If planning it for breakfast make sure to use big enough dessert cups, however, for dessert, it can be served in small dessert cups too, as I did. Let’s have a look at the ingredients required for yogurt parfait:
Greek Yogurt: I know it as hung curd. Properly set and cold yogurt is taken on a muslin cloth which is lined on a large strainer. This is left for some time, a couple of hours and the results is thick and creamy yogurt, greek yogurt.
Fruits: You can use any fruits of your choice. I have used kiwi and mangoes.
Granola: Parfait recipes are very customizable. For instance, granola is the choice for any parfait recipe, however, I had sweetened muesli and therefore I used the same. Granola is a better choice, as it remains crisp for long.
Sweetener: I have used honey to sweeten the parfait. You can totally skip the sweetener or use sugar/maple syrup or any other sweetener of your choice.
There are a number of recipes using fruits, such as fruit custard, fruit curd, fruit sandwich, fruit cream etc.
Yogurt parfait can be prepared and refrigerated for 4-5 days. Make at the weekend and serve for breakfast during the busy weekday mornings.
1.This recipe makes 5-6 cups of yogurt parfait.
2.Place a large strainer on a large bowl. Line it with a muslin cloth. Put 2 cups of plain yogurt (dahi) in it.
3.Squeeze it using light hands.
4.Place some weight and put in the fridge for 2 hours.
5.After a couple of hours, you will get 1 cup of greek yogurt.
6.Mix 2 tbsp of honey.
7.Start layering the dessert cup. Put enough sweetened greek yogurt.
8.Next goes the chopped fruit(s).
9.Add enough granola.
10.Repeat the layers if you please.
11.Keep in the refrigerator till cold. Serve chilled. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 15 minutes + 2 hours setting time
COOK TIME 0 minutes
TOTAL TIME 15 minutes + 2 hours passive time
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