Yogurt parfaits are such an easy recipe to make, which means less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying! In 20 minutes or less you will have a delicious Balsamic Strawberry Parfait in front of you. These fruit parfaits will be a hit at any get together!
Balsamic Strawberry Parfaits makes for an easy dessert recipe with layers of ice cream, yogurt-whipped cream, macerated strawberries and candied walnuts!
Balsamic Strawberry Parfaits were developed after I realized I lacked 2 main ingredients to a previously planned dessert. I needed to work with what I had, so I added together four pieces that I had used separately in different recipes.
I was thrilled with what I got with the outcome. It was great to be able to take ingredients I had and create them into something like this!
Some fruit, yogurt, ice cream, and nuts all mixed together to create something mouth-watering. I especially love the salty, sweet, crunchy and smooth all combined.
I’ve made Balsamic Strawberry Parfaits numerous times since. Balsamic Vinegar really pairs nicely with strawberries to bring out their natural flavors. Everyone assumes balsamic vinegar has to be paired with something savory, but you’d be surprised with how amazing it is in this recipe.
Parfaits are so easy. They can be assembled fast after dinner and everyone loves having their own little cup. You could even have a fruit parfait bar set up where everyone can make their own. Imagine how fun that would be!
Another great thing about this recipe is that since it is on the lighter side, it hits the spot with just the right amount of dessert when you need it! Not overly filling but just the perfect amount of sweetness you need to fulfill your cravings!
If you loved this parfait recipe, be sure to check out these other easy dessert recipes:
- No Bake Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
- Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins
Tools for making a Balsamic Strawberry Parfait:
Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.
Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!
Strawberry Huller– I never thought I needed one until I got one. Now I can’t love without it.
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- 1 cup strawberries hulled, trimmed and quartered
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 8 ounces vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup whipped cream
Combine strawberries, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small bowl and mix. Allow to sit at room temperature until sugar has fully dissolved, approximately 15 minutes.
In another small bowl mix together yogurt and whipped topping. Keep chilled until right before serving.
Place 1- 1 ½ scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt in each dish. Top with ¼ cup strawberries. Divide walnuts evenly over dishes. Finish with fruit frosting. Serve immediately to avoid melting.
If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!