Strawberry Parfaits Recipe

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In Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Margaret McCoy whips up this family-pleaser in no time. "It forms two layers—a creamier bottom and foamier top—that make it took fancy" she reports. "But it takes just minutes to blend together."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 210 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Spoon ice cream into a large bowl. Dissolve gelatin in water; pour over the ice cream and blend well. Pour into parfait glasses. Refrigerate until set, about 1-1/2 hours. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: An ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. pan may be used instead of the parfait glasses. Cut into squares to serve.
Originally published as Strawberry Parfaits in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p49

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ctoon20001 User ID: 1854721 23438
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"This is a very good recipe...My mother (RIP) made this for me all the time, then I made it for my kids and children and they loved it...I crushed up some graham crackers and put some at the bottom of the dish, and then the rest on top of the parfait."

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