Peppermint Chocolate Pavlova Parfaits
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 12 servings
Holiday parfaits layered with peppermint whipped cream, fluffy meringue and shaved chocolate.
  • 12 cocktail glasses or glass bowls
  • 1 pavlova broken into bite sized pieces (can substitute broken meringue cookies as well)
  • 591 milliliters (2 ½ cups) heavy whipping cream
  • 4 milliliters (3/4 teaspoon) peppermint extract
  • 80g (6 tablespoons) granulated sugar
  • 8g shaved dark chocolate
  1. Prepare peppermint whipped cream; in the large bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat cream and peppermint extract at medium speed until foamy; increase speed to medium-high, and slowly add granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form
  2. Put about ¼ of a cup of whipped cream on the bottom of each glass; top each with about ½ tablespoon shaved chocolate; layer with ⅓ cup of broken pavlova in each glass;
  3. Dollop remaining whipped cream on top of each parfait along with additional shaved chocolate
  4. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator until ready to enjoy
Make ahead tips:
Pavlova can be made and kept at room temperature up to two days or frozen up to one month (store in a ziplock bag carefully because it is delicate)
Parfaits best prepared and served on same day but can be enjoyed within three days
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at