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Red, White, and Blue Berry Parfait (in 15 minutes)

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When summer sun sizzles, and you’re looking for a no bake dessert that doesn’t require hours in the freezer, this 15 minute Red White and Blue Berry Parfait is the perfect summer treat. Layered with blueberries, strawberries and a delicious lemon infused Greek yogurt filling, this parfait recipe is quick, easy, and perfect for the 4th of July or any summer gathering.

Side view of 3 Red, White, and Blue Berry Parfait glasses in front of an American Flag

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And I did mention easy, right? A few stirs of a delicious yogurt based cream, and handfuls of fresh berries is all you need to make these festive, fun desserts.

This quick and easy recipe reminds me of my all-time favorite Berry Trifle Recipe or Strawberry Trifle, which is also a layering of fruit and cream. But this berry parfait is even easier. And, fun and festive as its individually served in glasses or dishes.

What to Love About a Red, White and Blue Parfait

  • Ready in 15 minutes
  • No baking and no chilling is necessary
  • Absolutely delicious and light with just over 100 calories
Closeup side view of layered Red, White, and Blue Berry Parfait (in 15 minutes) in glasses with an American Flag background

Red, White, and Blue Parfait Ingredients

Specific ingredient measurements are in the recipe card below, but here is what you’ll need:

  • Fresh berries: I’m using blueberries and strawberries, but feel free to mix it up according to the season and celebration.
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt (or Lemon Greek Yogurt)
  • Flavorings: vanilla extract and freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Whipped topping for sweetness and loft
  • Mint leaves for serving: although optional, they are so pretty!

Serving Parfait

This recipe is written using six 12-ounce size glasses. But it’s versatile enough to adapt to any container you want to use. I would suggest using glass or a clear dish (even a Mason jar) so you can see the pretty layering of berries and cream.

Closeup view of Red, White, and Blue Berry Parfait (in 15 minutes) with fresh strawberries and blueberries

Red White and Blue Parfait Questions

Can I use regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt?

While Greek yogurt works best for this recipe due to its thicker and creamier consistency, you can substitute regular yogurt if you prefer. Just keep in mind that the texture of the parfait may be slightly different.

Can I use whipped cream instead?

Cool Whip or whipped topping adds a creamy and light texture to the parfait. If you prefer, you can use homemade or store-bought whipped cream instead. Just make sure it’s stabilized to maintain its shape. You may also wanted to sweeten your homemade whipped cream made from heavy whipping cream.

Why is lemon juice used in the recipe?

Lemon juice adds a tangy and refreshing flavor to the Greek yogurt layer. It also helps balance the sweetness of the other ingredients, enhancing the overall taste of the parfait.

Can I use other fruits besides strawberries and blueberries?

Absolutely! While strawberries and blueberries give the parfait its signature red, white, and blue colors, you can get creative and use other fruits as well. Raspberries, blackberries, or even diced watermelon can be great alternatives or additions to the recipe.

How far in advance can I prepare the parfait?

It’s best to assemble the parfait shortly before serving to ensure that the layers remain intact and the fruits stay fresh. However, you can prepare the individual parfaits, cover, and refrigerate up to 1 hour for best results. Or, you can prepare the individual components in advance and store them separately in the refrigerator. Just layer them together right before serving.

Side view of Red, White, and Blue Berry Parfaits on a white and white striped linen and a marble background

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Side view of 3 Red, White, and Blue Berry Parfait glasses in front of an American Flag

Red, White, and Blue Berry Parfait

Red White and Blue Berry Parfait is a 15-minute festive summer treat. Easy layers of blueberries, strawberries, and a delicious Greek yogurt filling.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 18 ounces Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 4 ounces cool whip (1/2 of an 8-oz tub)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries hulled and chopped
  • mint leaves for serving

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine yogurt, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Fold in the whipped topping.

Layer Parfaits

  • Add blueberries in the bottom of 6 12-ounce glasses or dessert dishes. Layer with yogurt mixture, then strawberries, followed by another layer of yogurt and finally top with strawberries. Add mint leaves before serving.

Notes

Serving: If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate for up to an hour for best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: parfait, yogurt parfait

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