Iced Tea  Parfaits Recipe
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Iced Tea Parfaits Recipe

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Here’s a parfait that’s perfect for a garden or patio party. Tea adds a wonderfully unexpected flavor to gelatin. And kids will have fun finding the cherry at the bottom.—Teena Petrus, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tea bags
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping, divided
  • 4 lemon slices

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 162 calories, 5g fat (5g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Stir gelatin into tea until completely dissolved. Cool slightly.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup gelatin mixture into each of four parfait glasses. Place a cherry in each glass; refrigerate until set but not firm, about 1 hour. Transfer remaining gelatin mixture to a small bowl; refrigerate for 1 hour or until soft-set.
  3. Whisk gelatin mixture for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup whipped topping; spoon into parfait glasses. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, top with remaining whipped topping and garnish with lemon slices. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Iced Tea Parfaits in Country Woman April/May 2010, p42

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Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"These are super easy and the taste of tea really is great and surprising. I am a tea fan, so I have all sorts of teas. You can make these with any flavor you like. I have some berry teas that create amazing colors."

Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"Super easy! Light and tasty and refreshing. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"So tasty, my husband and the children love.......I keep it!"

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"easy, yummy and light"

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