Cherry Yogurt Parfaits Recipe

Here’s a dessert that you can throw together in no time–but it’s super pretty and also completely luscious. A great last-minute dessert for parties and picnics: just bring the ingredients along in a chilled cooler and assemble on the spot.

Satisfyingly creamy and filled with sweet cherries: fresh summertime bliss!


2 cups fresh cherries, washed, pitted, and sliced in half
2 cups vanilla whole-milk yogurt
fresh mint or a few pitted, halved cherries, optional, for garnish

Spoon about 1/4 cup cherries into each of 4 tall glass parfait cups, top with 1/4 cup yogurt, then repeat layering. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a few cherries, if desired.

Serves 4.

Adapted from “A Rainbow of Fruit Desserts”, a How-To Guide (Care2 Publishing, 2003).


Patty B.
Patty B3 years ago

Trader Joe's has a large jar of morello cherries for under 3 bucks.(sugar added I think)
Hmmm...also sells large containers of yogurt .
I would get the plain yogurt if I bought the sweetened cherries.

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ
Sonia M3 years ago

thanks for sharing

Melissa Franklin
Melissa Franklin3 years ago

Looks & sounds delicious, but I'd probably replace the cherries with strawberries, because I'm not a big fan of cherries. My absolute favorite yogurt parfait is the ones from McDonald's.... mmmm sooo good!!!!

Winn Adams
Winn A3 years ago


Fiona T.
Past Member 3 years ago

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the recipe.

Harshiita Sharma
Harshita Sharma4 years ago

Great!! Thanks!

J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

This sounds delicious.
Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.