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1. A dessert made of cream, eggs, sugar, and flavoring frozen together and served in a tall glass.
2. A sweet dish usually made of ice cream, yogurt, or other creamy food layered with fruit, granola, nuts, or other ingredients, often served in a tall glass.

[French, from Old French, perfect, from Latin perfectus; see perfect.]


(Cookery) a rich frozen dessert made from eggs and cream with ice cream, fruit, etc
[from French: perfect]



1. a dessert of layered ice cream, fruit, or syrup, and whipped cream.
2. a frozen dessert of flavored whipped cream or custard.
[1890–95; < French: literally, perfect < Latin perfectus. See perfect]


- Literally French for "perfect."
See also related terms for perfect.
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Noun1.parfait - layers of ice cream and syrup and whipped creamparfait - layers of ice cream and syrup and whipped cream
frozen dessert - any of various desserts prepared by freezing
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After half an hour's interview in the dining-room, during which they got in touch with each other in an amazing way, Rita told us in her best GRANDE DAME manner: "MAIS IL ESI PARFAIT, CET HOMME.
This menu consists of Fried Green Tomatoes with Comeback Dressing, a warm bowl of Beef Burgundy with Augustine Bread, and a Banana Pudding Parfait for dessert.
TheFaneromeni festival is in its last month and has saved some of the best for last with a screening of the romantic comedy Un Plan Parfait (Fly Me to the Moon or A Perfect Plan) on Monday.
Le march public est conclu compter de sa notification jusqu~ la fin de la garantie de parfait achvement.
Layer up more parfait mixture, sauce and raspberries until you have used up the parfait and raspberries.
A PATE entrepreneur who has launched the world's first dairy-free chicken liver parfait will spread the secret of his success to members of an influential business group.
BANGUy (CyHAN)- New acting Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, arrived in the country's capital Bangui 21st August.
THE Clink restaurant at HMP Cardiff has launched a new menu for the summer, featuring crab salad, quail scotch egg and peach parfait.
CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT 10-12 portions Ingredients For the parfait 400g fresh chicken livers, sinews removed 500ml milk 4 tsp salt 100ml dry Madeira 50ml Cognac 60g shallots, finely chopped 2 sprigs thyme, leaves only, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 5 medium free-range eggs 400g unsalted butter, melted and kept warm 2 pinches freshly ground black pepper To finish 150g butter Method Preheat oven to 130degC.
Transfer to a piping bag and fill moulds with the parfait mixture.
Remembered fruit parfait & immediately googled it Came upon this Delicious Recipe & it turned out to be amazing when I added mini cakes