St. Patrick’s Day Parfaits

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a fun dessert to serve for St. Patrick’s Day.”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (3 ounce) boxes Jell-O instant pistachio pudding mix( 4-serving)
  • 2cupsmilk
  • 2kiwi fruits, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Cool Whip
  • 3dropsgreen food coloring
  • green coarse sugar, for garnish( the kind used on xmas cookies)
  • Directions

  • Prepare pudding according to package directions using the milk; chill until set.
  • When pudding is chilled, layer pudding, kiwifruit and green-tinted Cool Whip in clear dessert glasses (wine glasses will work well)– do pudding-fruit-coolwhip then repeat, ending with a layer of Cool Whip.
  • Sprinkle a tiny amount of green coarse sugar on parfaits and refrigerate until serving.
  • Reviews

  • “Lennie, these parfaits were excellent! Very festive and delicious also easy to prepare.Thanks so much!”

  • “These were very easy to make and looked lovely on our table at the end of our St. Patrick’s Day feast.My kiwis were smallish, so I added a few more – the tartness of the kiwis is a nice complement to the sweetness of the pudding.I omitted the green food coloring, leaving the Cool Whip white. The alternating layers of color – green pudding and white Cool Whip looked very nice – especially with the sprinkling of green sugar atop the final dollop of Cool Whip.I think I might try using real whipped cream next time, but my family really enjoyed it with the Cool Whip.These were very good – and your kids will love them.”

  • “These were so easy and so good–we all wished I doubled the recipe and made more.”

  • “Lennie, we really enjoyed this.I used real whipping cream which I leftwhite and topped that with the dyed green raw sugar for a pretty contrast. Also, I layered chopped up pieces of homemade sugar cookies with the other ingredients, the first layer on the bottom of the glass being the cookie pieces, and so forth. The guests thought this was the highlight of the meal. It’s been years since I made instant pudding, especially pistachio pudding but we got a kick out the whimsical and colorful presentation. For fun, I decorated each serving on top with a thin slice of kiwi and a mini shamrock-shaped sugar cookie with green sugar sprinkles. Thanks for the suggestion.CG”

  • “This was very easy to make, the flavor is awesome (if you like pistachio and kiwi).First time I followed the recipe exactly, 2nd time I doubled the recipe for a really nice trifle & added a crunch to the layers… graham cracker crust (the same recipe you would use for a pie crust).This is becoming a weekly dessert at my house. I’m not sure that’s a good thing… But thanks for a great recipe.”

  • “The kids loved the color but weren’t thrilled about the flavor..dh helped them out by eating all left uneaten….and he doesn’t even like pudding!Give it a try!”

  • “this was yummy as it was pretty i liked it very much and so did the company that was over for st pattys day thank you”

  • “This was great.I used a layer of pound cake to give it some more texture.This was a nice refreshing treat after dinner and it is very kidfriendly.Thanks.”

  • “This is a great holiday treat. I was surprised the flavors went together so well. I will try different combo’s for other holidays … thanks for the great recipe.”

  • “A very easy dessert. It looked very pretty layered in the glass. The combination of the kiwi and pistachio makes for a unique flavor. Next time I think I will chopped the kiwi instead of slicing it. Thanks Lennie. Bullwinkle.”

  • “I didn’t have any green food coloring so I tried adding yellow and green (3 drops each) but it didn’t change the color hardly any and I was losing the consistency of the whipped topping, still tasted great though! Next year I’ll think in advance and make sure I have green food coloring and make ‘homemade’ whipped topping in my ‘Whip-it’ and that way while I shake it the food coloring will be blended. Thank You! “

  • “The kids LOVED these for St. Patrick’s Day!I’d maybe add some more fruit next time, since my kids love kiwi.Thanks!”

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