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Easy Christmas Parfaits

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The holidays are just a few weeks away and therefore now is the perfect time to make Easy Christmas Parfaits. These colorful parfaits are truly delightful and can easily be made gluten-free for you or your guests. In addition, they can be served as a salad or tasty dessert. Either way, they are delicious and festive and will add a charming touch to any tablescape.

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Easy Christmas Parfaits

First, these tasty little parfaits begin with a 6-ounce box of both lime gelatin and cherry gelatin.  Dissolve both gelatins in hot water, let cool to room temperature and refrigerate until set.

Easy Christmas Parfaits

Once the gelatin is firm, remove it from the refrigerator and stir until the gelatin resembles little chunks.

Easy Christmas Parfaits

Next, add whipped topping to each bowl of gelatin and mix until well combined.

Easy Christmas Parfaits

Fill parfait glasses by alternating the red and green gelatin. One recipe makes four to five (8-ounce) parfaits.

Click on the video to see how simple these are to make.

Easy Christmas Parfaits

For the final touch, garnish each parfait with a big squirt of aerosol whipped cream (or a big dollop of whipped topping) and a slice of kiwi and strawberry. Feel free to substitute whipped coconut cream in place of the dairy whipped cream.

Easy Christmas Parfaits

You can make Easy Christmas Parfaits the day ahead, but again, I suggest adding the garnish right before serving.



286 cal


7 g


53 g


4 g
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Easy Christmas Parfaits

Yields Approx. 4 to 5 (8-ounce) parfaits

A festive, flavorful and delightful treat that's perfect for all of your holiday entertaining!

15 minPrep Time

4 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 1 (6-ounce) box lime gelatin (GF Option: use gluten-free gelatin)
  • 1 (6-ounce) box cherry gelatin (GF Option: use gluten-free gelatin)
  • 1 (12-ounce) tub whipped topping (GF Option: use whipped heavy cream or coconut cream)
  • 1 fresh kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 2 - 3 fresh strawberries, stemmed and sliced
  • Optional: 1 can aerosol whipped cream topping (Omit for gluten-free option)


  1. Pour lime gelatin into a medium mixing bowl and pour cherry gelatin into a separate mixing bowl.
  2. Add 3 cups boiling water to each bowl of gelatin; stir until well dissolved. Cool gelatin to room temperature; refrigerate until set.
  3. With a large spoon, stir until gelatin resembles little chunks. Add approximately 6-ounces of whipped topping; stir until well combined.
  4. Alternate filling parfaits glasses with the red and green gelatin mixtures.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Garnish each parfait with a squirt of aerosol whipped cream or a dollop of whipped topping. Serve.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers.


Feel free to use strawberry gelatin instead of cherry. You may also substitute whipped heavy cream or coconut cream in place of the whipped topping.

Easy Christmas Parfaits


Easy Christmas Parfaits

Easy Christmas Parfaits really are nearly effortless to make and I love the alternating red and green colors. So pretty and festive!

Easy Christmas Parfaits Easy Christmas Parfaits

Note: Instead of making individual parfaits you can also make an Easy Christmas Trifle using the exact same layering method as for the parfaits.

Happy Holidays!


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