Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Homemade Fruit Parfait

By Ryan Decker

Image: Fruit Parfait

The other day I went to McDonald's and ordered a fruit parfait. Omg! It was delicious! I thought to myself, Why the hell am I buying this from somebody else while I could be making this myself?? That's exactly why I am writing this post.

Before showing you a very simple way to make a fruit parfait, I believe it is important to share with you the meaning of the word parfait.

According to dictionary.com, the word parfait is Short for French parfait (parfait glacée), an iced dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, and flavoring (usually fruit), sometimes with the addition of a liqueur.

See, it seems that a traditional parfait is ice cream.

Anyway, here's what you'll need for a yogurt parfait:

  • ≈ 6oz. Vanilla Yogurt (≈ 150 calories)
  • Fruit (I put in a chopped strawberry or two. ≈ 10 calories)
  • 1 Dry and Crunchy Granola Bar (≈ 90 calories)

That's freakin' it!

I like to put yogurt on the bottom of a pretty small glass (like an 8 ounce glass) then add fruit. Then I cover the fruit with more yogurt. I like to top it off with a crunched up granola bar.

Some additional tips: Don't put in too much yogurt and keep the granola in marble-sized chunks. That yogurt goes fast and the granola is easier to chew in bigger chunks.

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