Monday, 10 September 2012

Eat their colours- Mixed berries and Honeyed and Minty Yogurt Parfait

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

The end-of-summer winds make people restless. ~Sebastian Faulks, Engleby

Am I right putting this quote here ? I would say yes...Since past two days we can see days are getting shorter, evenings are getting cooler. Signs are showing that the Summer is coming to an end :((

When summer ends, not only sunny days disappear, but at the same time most of summer's produces starts to disappear from the markets and shops too..Sun shine coloured sweetcorn, Juicy plums, earthy flavoured beetroots and everyones favourite vibrant and juicy berries season is coming to an end too...

Me and my family love to eat seasonal produce, this summer we had an abundance of berries, although they were bit pricey but who cares ! I can say we are a very berry-holic family..One or two punnets of berries are simply not enough for my family, we have to have loads of them :) Mainly we have our fruits with breakfast or as a breakfast, as there are lots of benefits of eating your fruit in the morning or early morning. I love to have colourful fruits and vegetables in my cooking..brings me some sort of satisfaction !!

Past few days, we had lovely weather, It was HOT so for breakfast instead of cereals or cooked food, I made this very yummylicious, cool and guilt free parfait..It was filling, refreshing and of course a crowd pleaser ! ya, we family of 4 ..:-))

Parfait is french dish...In France, parfait refers to a frozen dessert made from a base of sugar syrup, egg, and cream. A parfait contains enough fat, sugar, alcohol and/or to a lesser extent air to allow it to be made by stirring infrequently while freezing, making it possible to create in a home kitchen without specialist equipment. The fat, sugar, alcohol or air interferes with the formation of water crystals, which would otherwise give the ice cream an uncomfortable texture in the mouth. The formation of ice crystals is managed in the making of regular ice cream by agitating the ice cream constantly while it freezes or chemically by adding glycerol. Neither should be necessary when making a high-quality parfait. ( source:wikipedia )

I made this parfait according to our tastes, availability of ingredients and the way we like to eat...I did not crush the biscuits, avoided heavy cream and did not chill it as I used already chilled ingredients..We just tucked in as soon as it was ready...
so let's see how I created my parfait...

You will need :- Makes 4 glass

  • 2 cups mixed berries ( I used strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries and Blueberries )
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups plain thick yogurt ( vegan can replace yogurt with vegan yogurt )
  • 3-4 tbsp Honey
  • 8-10 ginger cookies ( I used shop bought )
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped mint

In a bowl place mixed berries with sugar and lime juice. Mix and leave it aside for 5-10 minutes.
In another bowl combine yogurt, honey, little chopped mint. ( reserve some mint for decoration )
In 4 small glass or bowl layer the cookies, yogurt, and berries to create individual parfaits.
Garnish with the reserved chopped mint.
Enjoy on a hot day as breakfast or dessert.

I wish Summer was just starting now :)))

Linking this dish to event Know Your natural sweetness - Honey guest post by Shama, event announcement  by JCO.

And paricash's event show me your Dessert.


  1. looks super delish ! lovely clicks!
    lovely page jagruthi....first time here...following u! pls take a look at my page too...

  2. May I invite yourself to your place Jags??

  3. Hi Jagruti Mam,


    Why don't you send it to my event-SHOW ME YOUR DESSERT

  4. Elegant and irresistible dessert.

  5. yeah we have bene indeed enkoying hot days, but today morning when i got up it was like Autumn dark and cold, thankfull afternoon it got cleared up. Lov elove this dessert.

  6. Looks colorful and delicious!!

  7. Colorful & healthy awesome parfait.


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