Ice Cream Parfait

A French parfait is typically a frozen custard, but in America the dessert is most known for the tall glass that it comes in while the ingredients can vary widely. Ice cream is common favorite in a parfait, but you can also use sorbet, sherbet, yogurt, and myriad other ingredients for a sophisticated dessert.

See Popular Ice Cream Parfait Recipes

Fun-Day Sundae Parfait

Better Homes and Gardens

Make these layered frozen yogurt parfaits as a healthy desserts for kids.

Total: 15 mins

Cookies-and-Cream Parfaits

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids love layering the strawberries, cream and crushed cookies in the parfait glasses as much as they love eating this luscious dessert.

Total: 40 mins

Red, White and Blue Parfaits

Better Homes and Gardens

You can substitute raspberry or strawberry low-fat yogurt for the vanilla in these easy-to-make fruit parfaits. Serve them at your next patriotic gathering. A diabetic favorite.

Total: 15 mins

Sorbet-Melon Parfaits

Better Homes and Gardens

This so-easy summer cooler is the ideal addition to a collection of low-calorie dessert recipes. Top melon balls with sorbet and a splash of sparkling wine.

Total: 15 mins

Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

Spring's classic pie combo layers beautifully with a sweet cream cheese custard. Top with shortbread cookie or graham cracker crumbles for a bit of "crust."

Total: 20 mins

Tropical Panna Cotta Parfaits

Fitness

The key ingredient to transform whole milk and low-fat buttermilk into panna cotta: gelatin. This fruity dessert looks restaurant-worthy, but is a cinch to make.

Ice Cream Sandwiches Go Gourmet

You've got cookies. You've got ice cream. You put them together?

Chocolate Lover's Dessert: Rocky Road Ice Cream

Try this decadent recipe for Rocky Road Ice Cream, with plenty of chocolate, nuts, and marshmallows, for a special homemade dessert.

11 Perfect-for-Fall Ice Cream Flavors

Bust out those ice cream makers and celebrate the changing of the seasons with one (or all!) of these perfect-for-fall flavors.

Ice Cream: Buy It vs. Make It

Becoming lactose intolerant in my old age has meant giving up a lot of things, but I find I can get used to giving up anything -- except ice cream. San Francisco is home to a burgeoning bunch of specialty ice cream places with weird, fantastic flavors. Humphry Slocombe features "secret breakfast," which is bourbon and cornflakes, and is out of this world.

Ice Cream Cocktails to Float Your Boat

Yeah, we keep hearing how popular frozen ice pops are this summer. And you'd pretty much have to be crazy to turn down a Dairy Queen Blizzard, an orange creamsicle, or a good old-fashioned ice cream sandwich when the temps start soaring. But a root beer float that's been spiked with alcohol?

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream

When temperatures climb and the daylight hours stretch long into the evening, you can bet the "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" are here. And what better way to mark the most relaxing part of the year than to break out the ice cream maker and learn how to make homemade ice cream? Different than store bought varieties, homemade ice cream tends to have a softer consistency. It's also cheaper per serving, allows you the opportunity to use purer ingredients (and leave out preservatives or other additives) and offers great potential for experimenting with flavors and add-ins.

Controversial Ice Cream Gets the Cold Shoulder

First, we're just itching to tell you this: We have tasted Schweddy Balls, and, sisters, it's delicious. Of course we raced to sample the recently released Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor inspired by the hilarious "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring Alec Baldwin as Pete Schweddy. Say it with us, now: "No one can resist my Schweddy balls."

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Once you see how easy it is to make your own homemade ice cream you won't be buying store-bought ice cream any time soon.

Double Chocolate Mint Ice Cream for Dessert

Two kinds of chocolate and an undertone of mint make this rich and smooth ice cream an impressive homemade dessert.

8 Unique Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

Skip the usual vanilla and chocolate ice cream sandwich for one of these over-the-top delicious dessert recipes.

Pregnancy Cravings: Please Pass the Ice Cream

I'm about 5.5 months pregnant, and I've been craving/eating dairy (including homemade ice cream) like never before in my life. According to everything I've heard and read, this is because the baby is busy growing bones and needs the calcium. The funny thing is, until a few months ago, I hardly ate any dairy at all, as it tended to give me stomachaches.

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