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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Frothy Whipped Berry "Parfaits"



Photo courtesy of Betty Crocker




From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The Sirens occasionally try to lure me to their islands. Fortunately, I know my own weaknesses and usually stand my ground. My restraint, however, failed me when I saw the first photo in today's post. I found the recipe for that beautiful dessert on the Betty Crocker website. I wasn't much interested in some its elements, but I loved the possibilities of what could be done with the yogurt, gelatin and fresh berries that formed the base of the dessert. So, I took just the three ingredients and came up with the recipe that appears below. This is a featherlight, almost frothy, dessert that is packed with the flavor of the berries that are used to extend it. If you have a sweet tooth, this dessert will disappoint you, but if your dessert tastes run more to the tartly sweet, I really think you will enjoy this nearly effortless treat. I use full fat Greek yogurt and lots of fresh berries when I make this. If the berries are not fully ripe, I add a tablespoon or two of baker's superfine sugar and a teaspoon of pure berry extract to bring them up to snuff. The berry extracts can be found here. This dessert is best served on the day it is made. I hope you'll give these frothy parfaits a try. They can be made with any type of berry and I really think you'll enjoy them. Here's the recipe.

Frothy Whipped Berry "Parfaits"
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Betty Crocker

Ingredients:

1 cup boiling water
1 box (4-serving size) strawberry-flavored gelatin
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
2 cups diced fresh strawberries
Optional: 1 teaspoon pure berry extract
Optional: 1 to 2 tablespoons superfine sugar

Directions:

1) In medium bowl, pour boiling water on gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in yogurt until melted and smooth. If using, stir in berry extract and superfine sugar. Cover; refrigerate until thickened but not set, about 60 to 90 minutes.
2) Beat gelatin mixture with electric mixer on high speed 7 to 8 minutes or until doubled in volume. Fold in diced strawberries. Spoon into 8 (1-cup) parfait glasses or clear coffee mugs. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Yield: 8 servings.

20 comments :

Pegasuslegend said...

A refreshing dessert for this warmer weather.. everything you make is just amazing!

Turmeric n Spice said...

II love this!! Love berries and absolutely love the colors of your parfaits

Turmeric n Spice said...

Forgot to add - innovative !!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This sounds so deliciously yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
hugs ~lynne~

Kim said...

These parfaits looks pretty summery. I like the pink color of these!

Banana Wonder said...

Yum! These look like a lot of fun.

Lynda said...

Gorgeous parfaits....this is perfect for summer!
Have a wonderful day.

Rambling Tart said...

Those look so summery and wonderful, Mary. :-) I love my desserts on the tart side, so these will be perfect. :-)

Catherine said...

Dear Mary, A perfectly delightful dessert. I would enjoy this very much. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Ginny said...

You are a genius when it comes to creating your own recipes!

Alessandra said...

mmh, I wonder if I could use agar agar instead of gelatin... I never 'whipped' it!

Ciao
Alessandra

Priya said...

Wat a catchy parfaits..loving it.

karmavoyager said...

It looks really good. Do you think I could also put it through a syphon? It might make it even fluffier and lighter?

My Little Space said...

This looks perfect for a June menu....it's a celebrating month. :o)
Kristy

What's Baking?? said...

so refreshing in this hot weather here..makes me lick my lips looking at the pics, Mary.

Anna C said...

Mary,thank you for your visiting my blog. Your berry parfaits look so refreshing...the perfect summer treat.

Ellen B Cookery said...

Your parfait looks perfect! So enticing! YUM!

Graci In The Kitchen said...

Mary - this looks absolutely delicious :) :) I saw a street vendor selling some strawberries outside my apartment block today, so I will definitely try this out! x

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

It is great that is has Greek Yogurt in it ... protein in all that frothy goodness.

tender b. said...

Love that it uses Greek yogurt vs something else (I actually like Greek Yogurt).

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