National Parfait Day is celebrated on November 25th in the United States. It is dedicated to all dessert lovers, allowing them to enjoy their favorite treat without feeling guilty. Join in the fun and learn more about this mouth-watering French dish!
The origins of parfait can be traced to France in 1894. The original recipe consisted of whipped cream, sugar, and vanilla, sometimes with the addition of egg whites. The mixture was poured into special forms and frozen.
The French cuisine spread around the world, and the parfait recipe was adapted in Europe and America. The ingredients were modified to include ice cream, fruits, chocolate, nuts, and yogurt. Special wine glasses and glasses were used to serve the dessert, creating a unique aesthetic.
- The name of the dessert is translated as “ideal” or “perfect”.
- Parfait was initially only accessible to elites due to the high cost of sugar.
- Nowadays, cooks have taken parfait to new heights, creating savory versions with salmon and serving them with crackers.
- The dessert is served with a special spoon called “for parfait”.
How to take part
Head to the nearest cafe that serves parfait or look online for a list of restaurants. You can also make your own parfait at home. Invite friends for a tasting, and share photos of your creation on National Parfait Day on social media!
When is National Parfait Day celebrated in 2023?
National Parfait Day is observed on November 25 each year.