National chocolate parfait day
May 1st, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

A parfait way to begin May, May 1 is National Chocolate Parfait Day!

Depending on how you parfait, you can spend this perfect day celebrating one or two wonderful ways. Because parfait literally means "perfect" in French, you'll be sure to enjoy this dessert in at least one of its forms.

In 1894, parfait began to describe a frozen French dessert made with sugar syrup, eggs and cream. When the dessert migrated to the U.S., we naturally had to put our own spin on things.

The American chocolate parfait usually involves chocolate mousse or pudding layered with whipped cream, fruit, cookie crumbs or anything else delicious that you can imagine. You can also use a gelatin- or yogurt-based parfait and build from there.

So dig into an American chocolate parfait for breakfast, and finish with a frozen raspberry and chocolate chip parfait. That way, the beginning and end of your day will be perfect.



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  1. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Not a fan of sweets, but I can dig this.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:05 am |
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