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20 Best Parfait Recipes

Wait until you get a taste of one of these delightfully decadent parfaits! From savory to sweet, these parfait recipes are anything but boring. 

Each one is artistically layered with fruit, yogurt, and other sweet delights. That way you get the perfect spoonful in every bite.

Yogurt Parfait with Cherries in a Mason Jar
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Plus, they take minimal effort and are incredibly versatile. You can even make these ahead of time.

From breakfast to brunch, there’s a parfait recipe on this list for you to savor any time of day.

Strawberry Banana Granola Parafait

1. Strawberry Banana Granola Parfaits

What better way to start the day than with strawberry granola parfaits!

Ripe strawberries and potassium-rich bananas are layered between creamy Greek yogurt and a fig and almond granola. 

And the best part is the granola is homemade. Yum!

2. Blueberry Yogurt Granola Parfaits 

Is a hot summer day weighing you down? Try a light blueberry parfait.

Juicy blueberries, granola, and Greek yogurt are meld together with the sweet kiss of agave nectar. 

This recipe uses frozen blueberries, but fresh blueberries work too. You can also use honey if you don’t have agave.

3. Apple Crisp Yogurt Parfaits

If you crave everything apple in autumn, you’ll love this dish! It tastes just like an apple crisp minus the mound of sugar.

Sprinkle cinnamon on fresh apples, then pop them into the microwave for a hot minute. Once they’re cool, you can build your parfait.

The great part is you can use other fruits, too — berries, stone fruits, pears, you name it.

4. Rhubarb Gingersnap Parfaits

Looking for a new rhubarb dessert? Have I got the recipe for you!

These rhubarb gingersnap parfaits are a delectable dessert that everyone will love.

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Like most rhubarb recipes, you’ll need to cook the rhubarb in sugar first. But in the meantime, you can make your homemade whipped cream. 

5. Chili Cheese Potato Parfaits

Why not make your parfait a savory breakfast instead! 

This recipe is a scrumptious mashup of instant buttery cauliflower mash and chili cheese fries fixings. It’s cheesy, creamy, and full of tiny bacon bits. 

You can also make this hearty parfait for lunch or dinner instead.

6. Strawberry Coconut Overnight Oat Parfaits

One bite of this parfait will melt your troubles away. 

The combination of tropical coconut, dairy-free strawberry yogurt, fresh strawberries, almond milk, and oats is pure bliss. 

You’ll want to assemble this parfait the night before and chill it in the fridge. Then come morning time breakfast will be ready. 

7. Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits

These plant-based powerhouse parfaits are an excellent way to fuel your body for a busy day. 

Doctor up a luscious sweet potato puree with coconut milk, agave, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Add a dollop of Greek yogurt along with some hemp and sunflower seed granola on top.

This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and full of nutrients. Did I mention they’re also incredibly satisfying?

8. Strawberry Blueberry Ice Cream Parfaits 

This dessert will dazzle your guests at your next summer bash. 

Each jar is bursting with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and vanilla ice cream. Top the parfaits with a dollop of whipped and some more fresh berries.

The red, blue, and white theme also makes this a spectacular Fourth of July treat!

9. Raspberry Cream Parfaits

This is the party parfait all your pals will be asking about. 

Luscious raspberries and an orange liqueur whipped cream come together in one classy glass. 

Boozy and sweet, raspberry cream parfaits are what adulting is all about.

10. Tomato Cucumber Yogurt Parfaits 

It doesn’t get any more refreshing than tomato cucumber parfaits!

This keto-friendly recipe layers crisp cucumbers and ripe tomatoes with Greek yogurt. 

The real treat, however, is in the spiced nut topping. It’s so crunchy and flavorful, you’ll want to make extra toppings to snack on all day. 

11. Rainbow Fruit Parfaits

Talk about presentation! These rainbow parfaits are bursting with vibrant colors.

All you’ll need to do is add a dollop of whipped cream to the bottom of a glass and then layer it with a colorful spectrum of fresh fruit. 

This recipe uses blueberries, strawberries, mandarin oranges, purple grapes, kiwi, and pineapple.

For a healthier version, use Greek yogurt instead of whipped cream.

12. Salted Caramel Brownie Parfaits

For the times you want to indulge, there are salted caramel brownie parfaits.

These sinfully decadent parfaits are full of caramel, chocolatey goodness.

Each tantalizing jar features chocolate pudding, gooey brownies, Kit Kat bars, caramel sauce, and whipped cream. 

I recommend making life easier by using boxed brownies and instant pudding. 

13. Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Parfaits

Kids will love this sweet treat! And I have a feeling you will, too. 

It’s easy to make and requires less than 10 ingredients. 

In a large bowl, whisk heavy cream, powdered sugar, milk, and cream cheese. Then, layer the cheesecake mixture with crushed Oreos. 

You can serve immediately if you like. After all, it’s been hard to wait.

14. Peanut Butter Mousse Parfaits

If you love peanut butter as much as I do, then you need this recipe in your life. It’s light, rich, and oozing with creamy peanut butter. 

These mousse parfaits have a more airy consistency than pudding trifles. But that doesn’t mean they’re any less delicious! 

These dreamy parfaits sandwich whipped cream between chocolate cookie crumbs and peanut butter mousse.

And the best part? It features mini-Reese’s peanut butter cups on top!

15. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits 

I am all about no-bake chocolate chip cookie desserts! And this one is a particular favorite of mine. 

You’ll beat cream cheese with brown sugar, Cool Whip, and chocolate chips to make the cheesecake filling. 

Then you’ll layer this in a wide mouth jar with crushed chocolate chip cookies, mini chocolate chips, and more Cool Whip.

16. Berry Cheesecake Parfaits 

It’s hard to pass up these yummy berry cheesecake parfaits! They’re the perfect blend of fresh, creamy, and sweet.

This recipe features a fresh berry sauce, indulgent cheesecake filling, and bite-sized bits of sponge cake. 

You can use any berry combination you like. But I tend to opt for blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries.

17. Strawberries and Cream Parfaits 

This recipe takes the best part of strawberry shortcake and turns it into a parfait. It’s fresh, creamy, and no-bake. 

All you need are some fresh strawberries and sugar for the base.

Then, you’ll need heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract for the whipped cream. 

For a more substantial base, add in a layer of angel food cake. 

18. Fig Yogurt Honey Granola Parfaits

Yes, these gorgeous parfaits do taste as sensational as they look! Plus, they’re quick and healthy.

Simply layer honey Greek yogurt, walnuts, toasted coconut, and black figs in a glass. You can drizzle a little extra honey on top if you like. 

Then grab a spoon and dig in. Breakfast is waiting.

19. Japanese-Style Parfait

Trust the Japanese to add a fun spin to any dish. This Japanese-style parfait isn’t just delicious. It’s beyond phenomenal.

With layers of cornflakes, ice cream, chocolate sauce, fresh fruit, and tons of toppings, this parfait is one I can eat any day. 

Sure, it’s not the healthiest option on this list. But if you’re looking to indulge this weekend, this parfait fits the bill.

20. Black Forest Parfait

Craving a decadent black forest cake, but don’t know how to bake? This no-bake black forest parfait is the solution.

This parfait has layers of liqueur-infused ladyfingers, chocolate custard, cherries, and whipped cream on top. 

From the chocolate to the cherries to the cream, this parfait has everything you want in a black forest cake.

The only difference is that it’s served in a glass and it’s 10 times easier to make.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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