You can use any flavor of yogurt in this parfait. I have often used vanilla yogurt, but today I tried Yoplait’s pina colada. Now THAT was definitely a right choice! It made everything taste divine (sounds like something Anne of Green Gables would say).
I used the granola in my previous post for the granola in this parfait. So, so perfect. Oh, and by the way, you don’t have to put it in a parfait glass. Believe it or not, you can actually put this in a bowl. No one will know unless you tell them. As a matter of fact, right after I got through photographing this beautiful creation, I turned the glass upside down and dumped everything into a regular old white Corelle cereal bowl. Don’t tell the parfait police. Since I am being so daring, I’ll even admit that I put this parfait together in a plastic cup and ate it with a plastic spoon on my way to work twice this week; but only at stop lights and in the parking lot, and not while I was talking on my cell phone or driving.
What would you call this if it is in a bowl? And what makes a parfait a parfait? Are there rules? Do I really care?
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
All fruit ingredients are an approximation
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed (no fresh blueberries?–use frozen blueberries. Just put them in a little strainer and run warm tap water over them. I do this all the time in broad daylight.)
- 1/2 banana; slice crosswise, then halve the slices
- 4 whole strawberries, cut into small bite-sized pieces
- 1 6-oz. carton of your favorite yogurt
- granola–don’t know how much. I forgot to measure. I’ll bet that you can figure it out, though.
Layer half of each ingredient in a glass or bowl: blueberries, bananas, strawberries, yogurt, granola. Repeat with other half of ingredients.