These parfaits can serve as a healthy dessert or an indulgent breakfast treat. Perfect for Valentine's Day!
Recipe by: Emily Paster
Emily is the author of the food and parenting blog West of the Loop, named a Top Mommy Blog by Time Out Chicago Kids. She is also a regular contributor to Chicago Parent magazine.
INGREDIENTS - 4 servings
16 Oz Greek yogurt honey or vanilla flavored
2 Pints strawberries hulled and halved
1 Cup cream, chilled
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
4 Sprigs mint leaves
3 Tablespoons Grand Marnier or orange juice if you prefer
Toss strawberries with 1 TB of sugar and the Grand Marnier or orange juice in a large bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator.
Whip cream in a stand or hand-held mixer until soft peaks form.
Add 1 TB of sugar and the vanilla extract and beat again until fully whipped. (If not using whipped cream right away, cover and refrigerate.)
To make the parfaits, alternate layers of yogurt and strawberries in a tall glass or champagne flute. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a mint leaf.
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