National Chocolate Parfait Day - May 1
Wed, May 1, 2024

National Chocolate Parfait Day

National Chocolate Parfait Day is an American holiday dedicated to this tempting dessert. Chocolate parfait is internationally recognized and highly regarded in the United States. It is loved for its delicate texture and inexpressible taste! It is celebrated annually on May 1.


The history of National Chocolate Parfait Day is not known, but we do know that the dessert itself has been around for more than 150 years. So what is it? Parfait resembles an ice cream, as it is made with eggs, sweet syrup and cream, and after the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, the resulting mass is frozen. This is what the original French recipe looks like, which culinary experts used to make the dessert back in the second half of the 19th century.

In the U.S., it began to be made closer to the beginning of the 20th century. There it began to represent ice cream with layers of syrup. In this case, it is made on the basis of chocolate. The recipe became more varied. Many confectioners add fruit or various sweet liqueurs to it. For the preparation use special high forms, in which the prepared mass is frozen.

Interesting facts

  • The oldest surviving recipe can be found in a cookbook published in France in 1864.
  • The distinguishing feature of the dessert from the classic ice cream is its multi-layered nature. It can combine many layers of fruit, nuts, different syrups, and more.
  • Classic parfait serving involves a long, narrow glass and a long metal spoon that can be used to get the chocolate sauce from the bottom of the glass.

How to celebrate

Visit cafes or restaurants where you can order chocolate parfaits. You can also buy the dessert at pastry shops. Test your skills and surprise your family by making the dessert yourself. You can find the recipe online.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they tried the chocolate parfait. What was your impression of the dessert?

When is National Chocolate Parfait Day celebrated in 2024?

National Chocolate Parfait Day is observed on May 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 1 2024
Thursday May 1 2025

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