Strawberry Parfait Recipe

Recipe by Marcela Valladolid for Better Homes & Gardens™ 

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Yield: 8 Servings or 6 cups



  • 1/2 c. water
  • 2 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 16 ounces strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 16 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 c. evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c. powered sugar
  • 1/2 c. chopped strawberries




  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to boiling. Add gelatin; stir to dissolve. Let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, toss quartered strawberries and sugar until combined; let stand 20 minutes or until juices form.
  3. In a blender, blend the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and powered sugar until very smooth. Add strawberry mixture; blend until very smooth.
  4. Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain gelatin mixture into a medium bowl. Strain cream cheese mixture to remove any lumps and add to gelatin mixture, whisking constantly. Gently stir in chopped strawberries. Pour mixture into six goblets.  Chill about 6 hours or until set. Top with additional strawberries.


Nutrition Facts: 

Per serving: 360 cal., 23 g. gat (13 sat. fat, 1 g. polyunsaturated fat, 6 g. monounsaturated fat), 68 mg. chol., 220 mg. sodium, 34 g. carb., 1 g. fiber, 31 g. sugar, 9 g. pro.




National Strawberry Parfait Day – June 25

National Strawberry Parfait Day is observed annually on June 25.

National Strawberry Parfait Day - June 25

Celebrate National Strawberry Parfait Day. Bon Appetit!

Parfait is French for perfect.  The traditional parfait is a dessert of ice cream or frozen custard layered in a tall glass stemmed glass with fruit and topped with whipped cream.

Today, the ice cream is often replaced with yogurt or pudding and additional layers of granola are added. Strawberries are in season during the month of June, so it is a good time for National Strawberry Parfait Day.

How to Observe?  Enjoy a Strawberry Parfait today, of course!


Strawberry Parfait


  • 2 pkgs. (3 oz.) strawberry Jello
  • 2 c. water, boiled
  • 2 pts. strawberries, sliced
  • 2 pts. strawberry ice cream
  • 1 pkg. unflavored gelatin (dissolved in 1/2 c. water)
  • 3 drops red food coloring (opt.)



  1. Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Add gelatin already dissolved in 1/2 cup cold water. Cut in ice cream. Mix until ice cream is melted.  Add food coloring, if so deserved.
  2. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes. Then remove from refrigerator, fold in strawberries. Pour in pie shell or dessert dishes.
  3. Celebrate and enjoy National Parfait Day!