Floating Fruit Parfaits Recipe - Delicious and Low Calorie Dessert

Floating Fruit Parfaits

Floating Fruit Parfaits Recipe - Delicious and Low Calorie Dessert
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 6


Floating Fruit Parfaits
Floating Fruit Parfaits

Floating Fruit Parfaits are a delightful and refreshing dessert that is perfect for any occasion. These light and airy treats are not only delicious but also visually appealing, making them a great choice for a dinner party or special event.


The origins of Floating Fruit Parfaits can be traced back to the early 20th century, when gelatin desserts became popular in American households. The combination of gelatin, fruit, and whipped topping creates a unique texture that is both creamy and light, making it a favorite among dessert lovers.


How to prepare

  1. Spoon the strawberries evenly into six parfait or dessert glasses.
  2. Stir the boiling water into the dry gelatin mix in a medium bowl for at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved.
  3. Add the cold water and ice cubes; stir until the ice is completely melted.
  4. Remove 0.75 cup of the gelatin and pour it evenly over the strawberries in the glasses.
  5. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until the gelatin is set but not firm.
  6. Add 1 cup of the whipped topping to the remaining gelatin in the bowl; stir with a wire whisk until well blended.
  7. Spoon the mixture evenly over the gelatin in the glasses.
  8. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  9. Top each parfait with 1 tbsp of the remaining whipped topping just before serving.
  10. Store any leftover parfaits in the refrigerator.


  • Orange sugar-free jello with cantaloupe balls
  • Try using different types of fruit, such as raspberries or blueberries, in place of strawberries.
  • Experiment with different flavors of gelatin to create unique and colorful parfaits.
  • Add a layer of crushed graham crackers or granola for added texture and flavor.

Jazz it up

  • Add 0.5 cup of seedless grapes with strawberries

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to stir the gelatin mixture for at least 2 minutes to ensure that it is completely dissolved.

- Refrigerate the parfaits for the recommended amount of time to allow the gelatin to set properly.

- Top each parfait with whipped topping just before serving to add a creamy and decadent touch.

Serving Suggestions

Floating Fruit Parfaits can be served as a light and refreshing dessert after a meal. They can also be enjoyed as a midday snack or a sweet treat at a party.

Cooking Techniques

The key cooking technique for Floating Fruit Parfaits is to properly dissolve the gelatin and allow it to set before adding the whipped topping. This will ensure that the parfaits have the right texture and consistency.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have strawberries, you can use any other type of fruit in the parfaits.

- You can use sugar-free gelatin and whipped topping for a lower-calorie version of this recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

Floating Fruit Parfaits can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Just add the whipped topping right before serving for the best results.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Floating Fruit Parfaits in clear parfait glasses to show off the layers of fruit, gelatin, and whipped topping. Garnish with a fresh strawberry or mint leaf for an extra touch of elegance.

Pairing Recommendations

Floating Fruit Parfaits pair well with a variety of beverages, such as sparkling water, champagne, or a fruity cocktail. They also go well with light and refreshing dishes, such as salads or grilled chicken.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Floating Fruit Parfaits in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Do not freeze, as the texture may become watery when thawed. Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Floating Fruit Parfaits contains approximately 120 calories.


Each serving of Floating Fruit Parfaits contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Floating Fruit Parfaits contains approximately 5 grams of fats.


Each serving of Floating Fruit Parfaits contains approximately 2 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Floating Fruit Parfaits are a good source of Vitamin C, thanks to the strawberries used in the recipe. They also contain small amounts of other essential vitamins and minerals.


Floating Fruit Parfaits contain dairy in the form of whipped topping, so they may not be suitable for individuals with dairy allergies.


Floating Fruit Parfaits are a light and refreshing dessert option that is relatively low in calories and fats. They are a good source of carbohydrates and Vitamin C, making them a healthy choice for those looking for a sweet treat.


Floating Fruit Parfaits are a delicious and visually appealing dessert that is perfect for any occasion. With their light and airy texture, sweet fruit, and creamy whipped topping, these parfaits are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I distinctly remember the first time I saw this recipe for Floating Fruit Parfaits. It was a warm summer afternoon, and I was visiting my dear friend, Mrs. Jenkins, at her cozy little cottage by the lake. Mrs. Jenkins was known throughout the town for her delicious homemade treats, and I always looked forward to trying whatever new recipe she had whipped up.

On this particular day, Mrs. Jenkins greeted me with a warm smile and a twinkle in her eye. "I have a special treat for you today, dear," she said as she led me into her sunny kitchen. She pulled out a large glass bowl filled with colorful fruits and a delightful looking creamy mixture.

"This," she said proudly, "is my famous Floating Fruit Parfaits. It's a refreshing and light dessert that is perfect for a hot summer day."

I watched in awe as Mrs. Jenkins carefully layered the fruits and creamy mixture in tall parfait glasses, creating a beautiful and enticing dessert. The vibrant colors of the fruits seemed to float in the creamy mixture, hence the name "Floating Fruit Parfaits."

As I took my first bite of the dessert, I was immediately transported to a place of pure bliss. The combination of the sweet fruits and the creamy mixture was like nothing I had ever tasted before. I knew right then and there that I had to learn how to make this exquisite dessert.

Mrs. Jenkins noticed my enthusiasm and offered to teach me her recipe for Floating Fruit Parfaits. I eagerly accepted her offer and spent the rest of the afternoon by her side, taking notes and memorizing every step of the recipe.

Over the years, I have made Floating Fruit Parfaits countless times, always with a smile on my face and a warm heart. Whenever I serve this delightful dessert to my family and friends, it never fails to bring joy and laughter to the table.

The recipe for Floating Fruit Parfaits has become a staple in my kitchen, a reminder of the special bond I shared with Mrs. Jenkins and the magic of learning and sharing recipes with loved ones.

I am forever grateful for the day I first saw this recipe and for the memories it has brought me over the years. Mrs. Jenkins may no longer be with us, but her spirit lives on in every batch of Floating Fruit Parfaits I make.

And as I look back on that warm summer afternoon, surrounded by friends and the sweet aroma of fruits and cream, I am reminded of the power of a good recipe to bring people together and create lasting memories. The Floating Fruit Parfaits will always hold a special place in my heart, a symbol of the love and connection that food can bring to our lives.


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