Know what I do as I workout? Watch The Food Network. Seriously.
Miss Giada DeLarentiis came on the other day as I was trucking down my treadmill hoping to burn the calories I ate from something else I made from that channel… and she was making this for dessert.
Not being a big sweet eater myself, it seemed light and not too icky sweet so I wanted to try it.
Good for any time you’d like a little something light and sweet. Looks pretty too! (*Note: Giada made 4 small parfaits, I made 2 large parfaits.)
1 lb. – frozen strawberries, thawed
2 Tablespoons – sour cream
1 cup- heavy whipping cream
8 – vanilla meringue cookies, coarsely chopped ( 2 extra (cut in half) for placing on top)
Mash the thawed out strawberries with a potato masher or fork, into a chunky sauce.
In a metal bowl; using a hand mixer, blend the heavy whipping cream and the sour cream together until thick, about 2 minutes.
Add the coarsely broken vanilla meringue cookies and fold in gently.
Add strawberry sauce to a parfait cup or glass and top with the meringue mixture.
Repeat this until both mixtures are gone, layering.
Top with 1/2 meringue cookie.
Thanks Giada! Giada’s Strawberry Parfaits
I’ll be on the treadmill if you need me!