All the components for this showstopping dessert can easily be made in advance. They are each delicious on their own, but when combined, the flavors blend to create something really amazing. I added the lemon zest to the vanilla ice cream to bring it up a notch. You can choose to skip this step, but I recommend it.
Berry Parfait with Lemon Ice Cream and Butter Crumbs
- Cooking and Prep: 50 m
- Serves: 8
Prepare the Berry Compote
Place all berries, vanilla, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium pot, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and add the dissolved cornstarch. Simmer 10 minutes. Let cool.
Prepare the Ice Cream
Take vanilla ice cream out of freezer and defrost for a few minutes. Mix in lemon zest. Return to freezer.
Prepare the Crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
Place all crumble ingredients into a medium bowl and rub well with your fingers until small, even crumbs are formed.
Place the crumbs on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
Prepare individual parfait glasses. Put a few spoonfuls of blueberry compote into each glass. Add a scoop of lemon ice cream and top with crumble.
Photography by Moishe Wulliger
Food Styling by Renee Muller