Strawberry Pistachio Parfait

It's no secret that I love me some dessert! Yogurt however, is not something I love. I've been lactose intolerant my entire life, so yogurt has never been an option for me. But, pretty much everyone else that I know can eat their hearts out in dairy. Since I love to have people over and I love to cook for people, I thought it was about time I dive into the world of yogurt, so I can make fun things for my friends and family! This Strawberry Pistachio Parfait was inspired by a few different recipes in the book Yogurt by Janet Fletcher, and is super simple to make. (but everyone you make it for will think it took you hours!) I love the photography in this book, the fact that the recipes range in difficulty, and that she includes both savory and sweet dishes!

If you're using Yogurt (the book) for reference, she has a recipe to make your own yogurt. So if you're looking to get a little more fancy/less processed with this recipe, I would definitely recommend trying it out!

What you'll need

18 oz. plain yogurt 18 oz. strawberry puree 1 peach 3 strawberries for garnish 1/4 shelled pistachios

For this recipe, I made the same strawberry puree I made for the Strawberry Sparkler Cocktail, and added 1 tsp sugar while blending. From there, you just create your parfaits. Put 6 oz. of yogurt in each glass cup, pour 6 oz. of strawberry puree over the yogurt. Top with a strawberry, peach slices, and crushed pistachios. Place them in the freezer for approximately 45 minutes before serving. 

Freezing the parfaits will keep your toppings from sinking in and will keep your layers separate. It's also better/easier to eat when it's a little more solid. (Don't leave them in the freezer longer than an hour, or they will be too hard to eat.) To crush your pistachios, place them in a food processor and pulse a few times. I went the old fashioned route and put them in a ziplock baggie, wrapped the baggie in a kitchen towel, and hit them with a hammer a few times. I like the various size pieces this gives, and fewer dishes to wash is always a bonus!

I can't wait to try out a few more recipes from this book and see what my friends and family think of my new found skills with yogurt!

If you try out this recipe, be sure to tag your photos with the hashtag #Noodoso. I would love to see how they turn out!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Noodoso, and the partnerships that make this space possible!

xo, Suzanna