how to make fruit parfait


To make a delicious fruit parfait, follow these steps:


  • 2¾ cups vanilla yogurt or plain Greek yogurt (320g)
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, chopped (450g)
  • 6 ounces fresh blueberries (168g)
  • 1 cup granola


  1. Prepare the Fruit:
    • Cut larger fruits like strawberries, peaches, plums, mango, and pineapple into smaller pieces. Fruits like blueberries and raspberries can be added whole.
    • For jammy fruit layers, lightly mash the fresh fruit with a tablespoon of sugar or honey and let it sit for 10 minutes. Alternatively, add a few dollops of fruit preserve, like strawberry jam, in with the fruit for each layer.
  2. Assemble the Parfait:
    • In a glass or jar, layer about ⅓ cup of yogurt.
    • Add a few spoonfuls of fresh strawberries and blueberries.
    • Top with 2 tablespoons of granola.
    • Repeat the layers until you reach the desired height.
  3. Add Extra Texture and Flavor:
    • For extra crunch, stir chopped nuts into the granola or sprinkle them in with the fruit.
    • If needed, add a drizzle of honey, maple syrup, or a few chocolate chips for sweetness.
  4. Refrigerate and Serve:
    • Refrigerate the parfait until ready to serve. You can top it with additional granola if desired.

Tips and Variations:

  • Use different fruits like blackberries, raspberries, sliced bananas, pitted cherries, and chopped pineapple, mango, or apples.
  • For a dairy-free option, swap in your preferred plant-based yogurt.
  • Add a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra flavor and texture.


  • Store the parfait in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Be aware that the granola layers will become soft over time.


  • Can I make it ahead of time? Yes, but avoid adding granola to prevent it from becoming soggy. Instead, sprinkle it on top just before serving.
  • What if I don’t have parfait dishes? Use any clear cups or containers you have on hand, such as glass or plastic jars.

By following these steps and tips, you can create a delicious and customizable fruit parfait that is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert.