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!

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Strawberry & Chocolate Shortcake Parfait

Yield: 2

Prep Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients:

1/2 a pint of heavy whipping cream
2-3 tbsp powdered sugar
1 vanilla bean, seeds removed
3 slices of pound cake, diced
1 cup of strawberries, sliced
Chocolate syrup
White chocolate chips

Directions:

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!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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29 Responses to “Strawberry & Chocolate Shortcake Parfait”

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    Bo W — June 7, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    What a treat for your daughter! I’m sure this could brighten even the sky.

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    Ashley — June 7, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    This looks so yummy my kids would love it.

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    gloria — June 7, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    oh Pam! this look georgeous I love strawberries!

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    Kris — June 7, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    My husband loves all things ice creamy!! It does look fab!!!
    Still raining? I hope not!
    Kris

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    Honey What's Cooking — June 7, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    Pam, this looks amazing, what a great way to have dessert, quick and easy.. For a second I thought you were using bread, wonder if that would work, I guess if it was sweeter. :-)

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    Laura — June 8, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    That food definitely looks good for eating!! It makes me hungry right now. I’ll definitely be looking forward in doing this. Doing this with recipe I got from other sites would definitely great! Can’t wait for it!

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    Kim in MD — June 8, 2012 @ 4:14 am

    What a cute, delicious dessert! There is just something about mini desserts that makes you smile. I’m sorry your daughter had a tough week. I’m sure this parfait put a smile on her face! Tell her to hang in there…summer break is almost here! :-)

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    Jenn's Food Journey — June 8, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    This looks fantastic, Pam! What a great little treat to help cheer up daughter!!!

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    Peggy Recker — June 8, 2012 @ 5:50 am

    This looks so good. I hope it cheered your daughter up.

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    jackie @ marin mama cooks — June 8, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    What kid or adult wouldn’t love one of these! Today is my kid’s last day of school for the year and I can’t wait to just be with them for the summer and reconnect. It will be nice for my daughter to get a break from the “friend” drama that happens at school. I remember 6th-7th grade being so dramatic and socially awkward. Its tough when you see your child struggling with girl drama. It’s nice to know that when our kids have a bad day they can come home and we are there for them to wipe away the tears, listen to them and talk them through it.

    Have a great weekend Pam!

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — June 8, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    Looks fantastic!

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    Karen (Back Road Journal) — June 8, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    Your parfaits could brighten anyone’s day. Simple desserts can really make you smile.

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    Concrete Texas — June 8, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    I would love to make individual sized ones for a wedding shower… they look delicious!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 8, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    What a fun little treat! I could actually have this breakfast you know.

    Hope your daughter is having a better week!

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    Blond Duck — June 8, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    I should make this for Ben! I hope she’s feeling better! I hated school as a kid.

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    Jennifer — June 8, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    What a great, easy treat! I love parfaits.

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    Minnie(@thelady8home) — June 8, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    If I say it looks fantastic, that would be a BIG understatement. This looks just something divinely delicious!

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    minnie(thelady8home) — June 8, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    What a cute cute desert!! I think I can make it too :) Lovely!

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    Diane — June 9, 2012 @ 12:40 am

    Mmmmmm ut that looks soooooo good. Diane

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    CJ at Food Stories — June 9, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    Thx for connecting with me on foodbuzz. I just subscribed to your blog feed and can’t wait to see what your next post will be!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 9, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    This looks so fresh and good!

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    lenia — June 9, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    Will you adopt me???Just the perfect way to cheer up any unhappy face!

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    Mary — June 9, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    What a lovely treat for your daughter, I hope she’s feeling better and things are easier. the parfait looks beautiful!
    mary x

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    marcellina — June 10, 2012 @ 4:11 am

    I just found your blog and love the recipes you post! I can see lots of delicious dishes! This strawberry parfait is fantastic!

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    Chris — June 10, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    Holy Carp! [sic]
    Your kids are still in school!?!?! Trevor has been out for two weeks or more. Y’all must go back to school late.
    Sweet of you to take care of her like that.

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    Rhonda — June 10, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    oh my that looks amazing. I wish I had some for breakfast right now :)

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    Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet — June 10, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    What a good mom you are! This looks like a big parfait to me, and full of flavor and goodness!

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    grace — June 10, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    i got an unexpected kick out of your bottle of ‘midnight moo.’ ha. nice little treat, pam–fancy yet down-home delicious.

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    Joanne — June 10, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    Aww i hope your daughter is feeling better!iwould be after devouring this. Major yum.

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