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Strawberry Vanilla Cream Parfaits – (GF Option)

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Strawberry Vanilla Cream Parfaits make a perfect summer dessert. You can make them in mason jars, tall glasses or you dress them up by using pretty crystal stemware.

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strawberry parfait

I have fallen in love with parfaits…well, actually parfaits and trifles. They are creamy, cold, easy to make and the combinations are endless! I am having so much fun making these delicious desserts and my husband is applauding me all along the way. (It might be because he is one of the recipients of these yummy treats!)

Today I was looking through my recipe box and found a wonderful microwave vanilla cream pudding recipe. It was one that my Mother had given me years and years ago and is my favorite homemade pudding recipe.  One of the reasons I like it is because I always have the ingredients on hand so I can make it anytime the craving hits.

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2059 cal


145 g


81 g


97 g
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Strawberry Vanilla Cream Parfaits – (GF Option)

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (*gluten-free version: use gluten free flour blend)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (*gluten-free version: use certified gluten free vanilla)
  • granola (*gluten-free version: use gluten free granola)
  • Garnish:
  • whipped topping
  • sliced fresh strawberries
  • flaked coconut


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine milk, sugar, butter and egg yolks.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, corn starch and salt.
  3. Gradually stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  4. Microwave on high; stirring every minute until mixture is thick.
  5. After the mixture is completely cooked, add vanilla and stir well. *If you add the vanilla while the mixture is cooking it the vanilla will not be as flavorful.  
  6. Cool pudding, stirring occasionally.

I used gluten free granola in my parfait

I used gluten-free granola in my parfait

Place a layer of your favorite granola into a pretty bowl or stemware. I used gluten-free granola.

strawberry parfait

Layer granola, pudding mixture until the glass is full. Top with whipped topping.

Layer granola and pudding mixture until the stemware is filled to the brim. Top with whipped topping, sliced fresh strawberries, and a sprinkle of coconut. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

strawberry parfait

Top with fresh strawberries.

I hope that you enjoy Strawberry Cream Vanilla Parfaits!


Looking for pretty stemware? You might like these: Crystal Goblets

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  • Nagi@RecipeTin Eats February 15, 2015, 1:04 pm
    I knew this would be good but finding out it's a shortcut one makes me even happier! I made a variation of your strawberry cream jelly yesterday, the kids when NUTS over it. It's summer over here so these are absolutely PERFECT!! Thank you for this recipe! My Profile
  • Fit Fun Mum June 3, 2014, 9:36 pm
    O my gosh yum! I have found my cheat meal for this weekend- thank you! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy June 4, 2014, 10:27 am
      Yay! Glad you are going to try this yummy recipe. Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the recipe! Linda

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