Star Spangled Berry Parfaits - The blueberry puree will give your ice cream a blue-purple tint. These parfaits can be layered. Just add a few blueberries and raspberries over the first layer then repeat each layer again and top with a T of the whipped topping.
Product: 4th of July Dessert Recipes for Kids
Category: Fourth of July Fun - Cooking Activities
Star Spangled Berry Parfaits
4 C of fresh blueberries, divided
1/2 C sugar
2 T of lemon juice
1 qt. vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
2 C frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 C of fresh raspberries
Place 3 C of the blueberries in a saucepan.
Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the top of the berries.
Pour the lemon juice into the saucepan and place the pan over medium heat.
Mash the berries with a potato masher while the mixture begins to simmer.
Allow the mashed berry mixture to simmer 5 minutes.
Pour the heated mixture into the blender an puree until smooth.
Pour the puree into a measuring cup and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Fold the chilled puree into the ice cream and blend together well.
Place the ice cream into a container and freezer for 3 hours or until firm.
Place the thawed strawberries into the blender and puree until smooth.
Place 1 T of the strawberry puree into the bottom of dessert cups.
Add a scoop of the ice cream to each cup.
Top with 1 T of the whipped topping.
Sprinkle with the remaining blueberries and the raspberries.
Makes 16 servings
Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes
Chilling and Freezing Time: approximately 5 hours
Total Time: approximately 5 hours 15 minutes