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The Perfect Patriotic Parfait

Celebrate the Fourth of July in the most delicious way, with a parfait part-ay! Too cheesy? Deal with it.

That’s right, I put together this amazingly scrumptious and easy dessert that is sure to make freedom ring and your tastebuds sing. In partnership with Whole Foods DFW, these mini marvels are quick and simple and will make your July4th party that much sweeter. Did you know organic blueberries are on sale from July 5-11th for 2 for $7? I do love a sale.

Here’s how the goodness goes down:

Patriotic Parfaits

Ingredients –
  • 3 cups strawberries, halved
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar, divided, optional
  • 1 cup cold whipping cream or prepared whipped cream topping
  • Fresh mint sprigs, optional
  • 1 package vanilla pudding mix, prepared according to package directions and chilled
  • Graham cracker **
Method:

Put strawberries, blueberries and 1 to 2 teaspoons of the sugar into a large bowl and toss gently; set aside.

Beat whipping cream and remaining 2 teaspoons brown sugar in a large bowl until soft peaks form. (This step can be eliminated if using a prepared whipped cream product.)

Spoon a small amount of the berries into the bottom of a parfait or wine glass. Top with a heaping spoonful of vanilla pudding. Layer with more berries, then pudding, and once again berries. Top with whipped cream, a few berries and a sprig of mint. Repeat process with remaining ingredients to make 4 parfaits, then serve immediately.

** I totally jazzed up this recipe with crushed graham crackers on the bottom of the glass as well. Yum!

Happy Fourth of July, America!

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