File this easy and adorable treat under “Wish I’d Thought of That.”
Sky Parfaits. Aren’t they brilliant? Just gelatin and whipped topping, but the end result is anything but ho-hum. I smile just looking at them! (Here’s the link to Anastasia’s Palace blog where I spied them!)
But there’s another category for these little parfaits – quick, easy, fun dessert ideas. You won’t even need a mixing bowl for this one – just pour your gelatin mix into a cake pan, boil water, add per package directions, and stir the gelatin until its dissolved. Then add the cold water and refrigerate until set.
Pressed for time? You can definitely make the gelatin a day or two before, and just let it hang out in the fridge until you’re ready for it. This is a departure from the original recipe, which calls for partially set gelatin. (I made the change because I’m usually doing this sort of entertainment pre-prep at 11 p.m. or so, and I’m not going to hang out for an hour an a half to spoon partially set gelatin into parfait glasses. I’ve got things to do. People to see. RHOBH finale to watch . . .I don’t think setting and raking makes any difference in the finished desserts!)
To make the parfaits, just rake the gelatin into globules with a fork, and layer in parfait glasses, alternating with whipped topping to form the clouds and sky.
A word on glassware. Technically, these aren’t parfait glasses. Secret: I don’t own parfait glasses. So, I used some small-size beer glasses. That’s another thing that makes these easy, they can be assembled in champagne flutes, juice glasses, martini glasses, or whatever you have on hand.
I left the quantities out of the recipe. Serving size will depend on you and your chosen glass size. But a good rule of thumb is that one package of gelatin equals four servings. I used about 2/3 as much whip topping to the volume of gelatin. (Sigh. I just love whip). So basically, four servings equals 1 package of gelatin, or 2 cups of gelatin, and 1 and 1/3 cups of whip.
More Easy Desserts
- Fruit Gelatin Whip
- Jalapeno Jelly Gelatin Cups
- So-Simple Cranberry Gelatin Salad
- Cherry-Cream Cheese Layered Gelatin Salad
Hope these little parfaits brighten your day!