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Mango Dessert Parfaits for Two

What can I say about these delectable mango parfaits? Only that they are a MAJOR hit in my home for a dessert of choice! These parfaits are something that you do not want to miss out on. They make for the perfect dessert or midday snack.

WHAT IS A PARFAIT?

“What is a parfait,” you might ask? Well, to answer your question, a parfait is used to describe two different types of desserts. Hence, the use of the prefix, Par. So, with any parfait that you make, keep in mind that you must use more than one type of dessert alongside one another. Make it as creative as possible and delicious to eat!

Not only are these mango parfaits delicious, but they make for beautiful photos as well! You can use any fruit that you like, but mangoes are a great choice because they are in season all year round! How neat is that? And when blended, they pair perfectly with yogurt and berries, which is what makes up this delicious parfait.

Mango Dessert Parfaits

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Madison Course: Dessert, SnacksDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Berry Topping:
  • 1 cup mixed berries (I used raspberries and blueberries)

  • juice and zest of half an orange

  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

  • 3 mint leaves, torn or shredded

  • For the Mango:
  • 1 mango, peeled and blended

  • For the Yogurt:
  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

  • In a medium sized bowl, toss together the mixed berries, orange juice and orange zest, powdered sugar, and torn mint leaves. Allow to rest while preparing the other parfait components. 
  • Next, in a bowl or the yogurt container itself, mix together the yogurt, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and honey.
  • Next, in parfait glasses, alternate between adding the blended mango and yogurt in layers, starting with the mango first. (I do 4 layers total, so 2 layers of each).
  • Top with the berry mixture and serve immediately. Enjoy your parfait!

Notes

  • Other blended fruit works well with this dessert.

I also like this dessert because you can choose how sweet you want to make it. I used plain yogurt and added a tablespoon of vanilla extract, tablespoon of honey and some powdered sugar to make it a little sweeter. But, you can always buy yogurt that is already sweetened. I was simply using what I had on hand. After all, I love to use all of my ingredients in my refrigerator before they go bad, especially dairy products. If you want ice cream instead of yogurt, then use that! You’ll have more choice of flavors if you decide to go that route! I am an ice cream lover for sure, but had already had a little bit earlier that day, so I opted for a healthier and much more refreshing option by using plain yogurt instead of ice cream.

My favorite part was decorating the parfait with my berries of choice! I used raspberries and blueberries. Other fruits you can use are blackberries and strawberries. It is all up to you! However, the raspberries and blueberries were not very sweet, so I soaked them in powdered sugar for a few minutes before adding them to my parfait while I made the other components. This gave them a wonderful sweetness while not being too sweet to overpower the rest of the parfait components. While the berries soaked, I sliced up and blended my mangoes.

Once they’re all done, I like to serve and eat the parfaits immediately. Feel free to make multiple ones to grab as a quick breakfast or after dinner dessert throughout the week. They can even be made in a mason jar and sealed to transport for a fun afternoon picnic. 

Making these took me back to memories of art class! It really is a dessert you have free range with giving you the ability to create it however you like! However you choose to create this refreshing treat, I hope you find it delicious and place it on your short list of delicious go-to recipes. Enjoy eating these delicious Mango Parfaits with your family and friends!

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