Minnie’s Holiday Parfaits Are A Magical Treat For All

With the holidays being a busy time of year, we are always looking for quick and easy options when it comes to snacks. This holiday parfaits from Disney Family is the perfect option.


  • -Red gelatin dessert
  • -Shallow dish
  • -Whipping cream
  • -2 Mixing bowls
  • -Sugar
  • -Vanilla
  • -Red food coloring
  • -Sliced strawberries
  • -Dull knife
  • -Serving spoons
  • -Green sprinkles (optional)
  • -Kiwi slices (optional)
  • -Green decorating sugar (optional)
  • -Candy canes (optional)
  • -Holiday-themed ribbon (optional)

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  1.  Prepare one or more boxes of red gelatin dessert, whichever flavor your kids prefer. Pour it into a shallow dish and refrigerate it for 30 to 40 minutes until it’s set.

2.  Slice fresh strawberries, to layer in the parfaits. Optional: Reserve a pair of the best, most evenly shaped slices for each dessert. They can serve as Minnie’s signature hair bow.

3.  Whip heavy cream until it forms soft peaks, adding sugar and vanilla to taste. Separate half of the whipped cream into a second bowl and stir in a drop or two of red food coloring to give it a pleasantly Minnie-ish pink color.

4. Remove the Jello from your refrigerator and use a dull butter knife to cut it into a rough ¼-inch grid. When you scoop the Jello, this will help it come out in moderately uniform shapes.

5. Arrange dessert glasses in a row on your counter. Old-fashioned malt-shop soda glasses or dessert dishes are great, offering more room for your layers than true parfait glasses. They’re also more durable and easier for small party-goers to reach into with their spoons. Start the parfait with a small scoop of Minnie-pink whipped cream in the bottom of the glass, then a layer of red Jello.

6.  Spoon in a layer of Minnie-pink whipped cream, then a few slices of strawberry. Add a second layer of Jello, then whipped cream. Continue alternating layers until the glasses are full, finishing with plain whipped cream. Optional: Select two slices of strawberry and stand them up in the whipped cream on top of the parfait, with their tips just touching, to represent Minnie’s iconic bow.

Source: Disney Family

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

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