Strawberry & Chocolate Shortcake Parfait
My daughter has had a couple of tough days at school this week so I wanted to make her a special treat to cheer her up. After looking through my cupboards, freezer, and fridge, I came up with these tasty little parfaits. I made some homemade vanilla bean whipped cream, thawed some frozen pound cake slices from the freezer, sliced up some fresh strawberries, grabbed some chocolate syrup and white chocolate chips. I layered the ingredients in mini trifle dishes and served them for dessert. Both of my kids really loved these desserts and I have a feeling it made my daughter’s tough week a little bit better. This was such a fun and simple treat to make and I am certain I will be making these parfaits again in the near future.
Pour the whipping cream into a bowl, add powdered sugar until the cream is at your desired degree of sweetness (I used 2 tablespoons). Gently remove the seeds from the vanilla pod and place into the whipping cream. Using a beater, mix on high until the whipping cream is thick and fluffy.
Place a some of the diced pound cake into the bottom of the dish followed by a few spoonfuls of sliced strawberries. Drizzle the berries with a little chocolate sauce and a sprinkling of white chocolate chips followed by a few spoonfuls of the whipped cream. Repeat the process with pound cake, strawberries, chocolate sauce, and white chocolate chips. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and serve immediately. Enjoy!