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Vanilla Cream and Berry Parfaits

Spice Islands®

Vanilla Cream and Berry Parfaits


  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

6 to 8 servings


1 envelope unflavored gelatin

1/4 cup cold water

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

2 cups heavy cream

3 cups fresh berries

Fresh mint, if desired


Combine gelatin and cold water in a small saucepan, mixing well.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Add sugar, milk and salt and gelatin mixture and heat over low heat, stirring until sugar and gelatin have dissolved.  Do NOT boil.  Remove from heat.  Refrigerate until cool and the consistency of syrup, about 30 minutes.

Beat cream and vanilla extract in a large bowl with electric mixer until stiff.  Pour gelatin mixture over cream and fold in until well blended.  Layer vanilla cream and berries in glass bowl or pretty glasses.  Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

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