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Cranberry White Chocolate Parfait

By Stacey Kasdorf, Instagram @staceykasdorf

You can’t get through the holidays without a hearty dose of chocolate-based Christmas desserts. If you need a break from the yule log and the Christmas cookies, here’s a quick and easy dessert recipe that literally anyone can do. In this Cranberry White Chocolate concoction, the fun layers of a yogourt parfait get a delicious makeover with the help of white chocolate pudding made with Canadian milk. Vanilla whipped cream, dark chocolate shavings and a Ginger Snap crumble top it off, making for a sweet and rich Christmas dessert that still feels light. If you’re celebrating with family, we recommend getting the kids to help: they’ll be proud to show off their kitchen skills, and in the meantime everyone will get extra time to wrap up those last minute gifts!

  • Prep: 15 minutes
Yields 5
Cranberry White Chocolate Parfait


  • Cranberry Layer
  • 1 cup (250 ml) frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 2 cups (250 ml) plain Canadian yogurt
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) maple syrup
  • White Chocolate Layer
  • 1 box of white chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 cups (500 ml) 3.25% Canadian milk
  • Cookie Crumbs & Chocolate Layers
  • Crumbled Ginger Snap Cookies
  • Shaved dark chocolate - about a 1/3 of a cup (80 ml)
  • Topping
  • Canadian whipping cream
  • A splash of vanilla
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Prepare white chocolate instant pudding according to instructions. I use 3.25% milk to make it extra creamy.

Blend cranberries, yogurt and maple syrup in a high-powered blender until smooth.

Crush Ginger Snap cookies.

Shave dark chocolate pieces - you only need about 1/3 of a cup.

Use a hand mixer to whip the whipping cream. Add a dash of vanilla. Whip until stiff peaks form.

Get 5 clear glasses to assemble the parfaits.

Start with a layer of the cranberry mixture, then sprinkle a layer of cookie crumbs, then a white chocolate pudding layer, then sprinkle a layer of dark chocolate. Repeat x 2.

Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with more dark chocolate.


For more recipe inspiration by Stacey Kasdorf, visit her Instagram Page @staceykasdorf

The Ginger Snap cookies can be replaced by Graham crackers. 

Unsure how to whip cream? Visit our recipe page : How to whip cream at home

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