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6-Ingredient Strawberry Shortcake Parfait

Whether you're longing for summer or simply searching for a refreshing sweet treat, strawberry shortcake never disappoints. This 6-ingredient make-ahead recipe is perfect to tuck in the refrigerator for a tasty Valentine's Day dessert!
Course Dessert
Keyword dessert, shortcake, strawberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 253kcal
Author Down Home Dietitian


  • 1/4 cup whipping cream chilled
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 slices angel food cake 1" thick, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup strawberries diced


  • Chill the bowl of a stand mixer or a separate glass or metal bowl in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes.
  • Pour whipping cream into chilled bowl. Mix on medium speed with a stand mixer or hand mixer just until bubbly.
  • Add sugar and vanilla. Resume mixing until it reaches your desired whipped cream texture. This can take 3-4 minutes.
  • Layer 1/4 of the cake cubes, 1/4 of the strawberries, and half of the pudding, followed by 1/4 of the cake cubes, 1/4 of the strawberries, and 1/2 the whipped topping in a jar or parfait glass. Repeat for second parfait.


Each serving contains 253 calories, 4 g protein, 11 g fat, 35 g carbohydrate, and 1.6 g fiber. Use these numbers as needed to follow a medical diet - otherwise, and particularly on holidays, use this rule of thumb: enjoy your food and the people you share it with. :)