Valentine’s Parfait

This Valentine’s Parfait is the perfect treat to serve at a Valentine’s Day party or for a romantic Valentine’s evening. It’s full of strawberry Jello, whipped topping, and fresh berries.

valentine's day parfait in a wine glass topped with a raspberry

When it’s time for an extra special Valentine’s Day treat, give these parfaits a try. This simple recipe is so delicious and so pretty!

valentine's day parfait in a wine glass topped with a raspberry

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses 4 ingredients that are easily found at your local grocery store.
  • It’s a pink and red dessert perfect for Valentine’s Day.
  • It’s so simple and so delicious.


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This recipe only uses a handful of simple ingredients. See the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.

  • Strawberry Jello
  • Fresh raspberries or strawberries
  • Whipped topping
  • Red sprinkles

🔪 How to Make Valentine’s Parfaits

It only takes a few minutes to make these delicious parfaits. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time!

jello in a wine glass in a glass mixing bowl

Step 1: Make the Jello

Prepare the Jello according to the package directions. Reserve 1/3 of the prepared Jello.

Step 2: Add Fruit

Chop the raspberries or strawberries and mix them into the reserved Jello.

Step 3: Chill

Spoon the plain Jello into 5 wine glasses, cover with plastic wrap, and chill with the glasses on an angle until the Jello is fully set.

jello and layered in a wine glass

Step 4: Make the Whipped Topping Layer

Fold the whipped topping into the Jello with the chopped berries. Then spoon the whipped topping into the glasses. Garnish with sprinkles and fruit and enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Berries – Make this recipe with your favorite fruits for a parfait that’s great any time of year.
  • Jello – You can use any brand of fruit gelatin you like.

If you like parfaits, check out these pumpkin cheesecake parfaits.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wine glasses or dessert cups
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
valentine's day parfait in a wine glass topped with a raspberry

🥫 Storage

Store these parfaits in the refrigerator for up to 5 days covered.

💭 Tips

  • When spooning your whipped topping mixture over the Jello, be careful that you don’t poke through the set Jello.
  • If you don’t have a stable way to tilt your glasses, simply refrigerate them standing up.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is a parfait?

An authentic parfait is a French dessert made with a boiled mixture of cream, eggs, and sugar. What we call a parfait in North America is pretty much any layered dessert.

What does parfait mean?

Parfait means perfect, and we think that describes this dessert, well, perfectly.

Why didn’t my Jello set?

If you didn’t fully mix your Jello or you measured the water incorrectly, it might not set.

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Valentine’s Day Parfaits

These Valentine's Day Parfaits are sweet and creamy, and will look so beautiful on your holiday dessert table.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 Parfaits
Calories: 149kcal


  • Saucepan
  • mixing bowls
  • knife and cutting board
  • dessert cups or wine glasses


  • 3 ounces Strawberry Jell-O
  • Fresh Raspberries or Strawberries
  • 2 ½ cups whipped topping
  • Red sprinkles


  • Prepare Jell-0 according to the package directions.
  • Take 1/23 cup of jello and set aside
  • Chop fruit (strawberries or raspberries)
  • Add fruit to remaining ⅓ cup of jello
  • Spoon jello into 5 wine glasses or dessert cups
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill glasses at an angle until jello is fully set
  • Fold whipped topping into the remaining jello that includes the fruit
  • Spoon whipped topping mixture into glasses of jello be sure to do this carefully as to not poke through the set jello
  • Garnish with sprinkles and fruit
  • Enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Parfait | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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