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How to make a frozen parfait

French Style Coconut Parfait

A creamy divine ice cream dessert
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 274kcal


  • ½ cup toasted coconut plus more for garnishing
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • chocolate syrup for serving
  • Fresh berries for serving


  • Toast the coconut in a 300 degree oven for 2 minutes.  Watch closely! Set aside
  • Whisk the heavy cream and 2 tablespoon of sugar on high until stiff peaks form. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to keep cold.
  • Beat the egg yolks in a stand mixer on high until pale yellow, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the ⅔ cup of sugar and water in a small saucepan until it reaches 230 degrees, also known as 'soft ball'.  
  • With the stand mixer still turned on, stream the syrup into the yolks and continue to beat for another 5-7 minutes.  The mixture will volumize.
  • Add coconut extract.
  • Fold in whipped cream.
  • Fold in toasted coconut.
  • Pour into a loaf pan, or other container and freeze for at least 6 hours, but overnight is better.
  • Before serving, invert on a platter and slice. Serve with chocolate syrup, toasted coconut, and fresh berries if desired.


Success tip!  Chill the bowl that you'll be making the whipped cream in.  Keep it refrigerated until use.
Instead of freezing in a large container, you can freeze in ramekins, paper cups, or a muffin pan for individual servings.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 236mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.7mg