Raspberry Cherry Yogurt Parfait

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I love yogurt, especially with fruit.  Today I made this Raspberry Cherry Yogurt Parfait, and it is a delicious snack.

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Raspberry cherry yogurt parfait.

To create this, I made a Raspberry-Cherry sauce and then layered it with Vanilla Bean Yogurt. The sauce was made by combining raspberries and cherries with a little bit of water, and then cooking it down to release the liquid.

Cherries and cinnamon in a bowl.

I added a cinnamon stick to the sauce so that it would have a subtle cinnamon flavor.  The fruit is sweet enough that it didn’t need to add any extra sugar or sweetener.

Raspberry jam in a jar on a wooden table.


The yogurt comes in three flavors, Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Bean. I bought some of each, and I used the Vanilla Bean in this recipe.

Three cups of yogurt sitting on a white surface.

I layered the fruit sauce with the yogurt in shot glasses to make pretty parfaits.  The sauce isn’t thick, so I didn’t even try to make distinct layers, I just added a bit of yogurt and then some sauce and let them mix together to form pretty swirls.  I topped it all off with a little sprinkling of cinnamon.

Two jars of cherry and pomegranate parfaits on a cutting board.
4.86 from 7 votes

Raspberry-Cherry Yogurt Parfait

Published By Anne
Servings: 4
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  • 1 cup Cherries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup Raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 16 oz Vanilla yogurt
  • cinnamon


  • Put the cherries and raspberries in a sauce pan and add the water and cinnamon stick.
  • Cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes until the fruit crushes and makes a sauce.
  • Layer a spoonful of the yogurt in a shot glass, followed by a spoonful of the sauce. Tap the shot glass gently on the table to make the layers swirl together.
  • Continue to fill the glass to the top repeating layers, and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  • One container of yogurt is enough for about 2 parfaits.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 75mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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The parfaits were delicious, and are the perfect size for a quick afternoon snack. The Ice Cream Inspired Yogurt is tasty enough to feel decadent, but more nutritious than ice cream. Mid-afternoon is when I start to feel like I need a snack, and with a fruit filled yogurt parfait I can have a dessert without the guilt. Of course the yogurt also makes an excellent breakfast too!

Raspberry Cherry Yogurt Parfait - an easy raspberry and cherry sauce combined with vanilla yogurt for the perfect afternoon snack

What is your favorite afternoon snack?



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