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This strawberry blueberry ice cream parfait is loaded with colorful fresh fruit and vanilla ice cream. It’s the perfect patriotic summer dessert!


So, it’s May, and that means summer is right around the corner — yea! Personally, I couldn’t be happier. I’m not thrilled about the inevitable triple-digit temperatures that will soon be here, but I love the freedom that comes with the season. The kids are out of school, I can sleep later than 5:30 and everyone is generally more relaxed. Even the desserts are easier and a lot lighter, like this simple parfait.

We eat a ton of fruit in the summer, but my family especially loves strawberries and blueberries . They’re just crazy about them, so I probably use these colorful fruits more than any others.

Plus, with all of the patriotic holidays coming up in the summertime, strawberries and blueberries are perfect for making red, white and blue desserts.


This is one of those easy summer desserts that really doesn’t require a recipe, but sometimes, we could all use a little extra inspiration. At least, I know I could!

This parfait is super easy to prepare, and you only need three ingredients — vanilla ice cream, strawberries and blueberries. The whipped cream on top makes four ingredients, but we’ll say that it’s optional — just in case you don’t have any. But if  you do, go ahead and indulge!

So this dessert is simple enough — it’s basically fruit and ice cream, right? But what makes it a little extra special is that you layer the fruit and ice cream, and then you serve it in a tall glass or a mason jar.

And if you want, you can even add whipped cream and more fruit. And voila — dessert is served!

How to Make a Strawberry Blueberry Ice Cream Parfait

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Strawberry Blueberry Ice Cream Parfait

By: Dee
Strawberry Blueberry Ice Cream Parfait is an easy patriotic summer dessert made with fresh strawberries, blueberries and vanilla ice cream!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries washed and sliced
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries washed
  • 8 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream for garnish
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  • Prepare strawberries and blueberries
  • Layer the ice cream, strawberries and blueberries in tall, chilled glasses or clean mason jars
  • Top with whipped cream and additional fruit if desired


Calories: 107kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 264mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 80IU, Vitamin C: 78.1mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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To keep the parfaits from melting in a few seconds, I like to stick the glasses in the freezer for a few minutes before I add the ice cream and fruit. They last a lot longer this way, and you’re not serving ice cream soup for dessert!

I serve the adults and older kids the tall glasses, and the younger kids get smaller portions. But like I said, this strawberry blueberry ice cream parfait is so easy that you can pretty much make it any way that you want. 

strawberry blueberry ice cream parfait

This patriotic red, white and blue dessert is perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Flag Day or any summer gathering. 

Happy Summer,


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  1. Kailyn Shippee says:

    Thanks for sharing on Welcome Home Wednesday! I love ice cream so this sounds like the perfect dessert for me!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Kailyn! 🙂

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you had a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  3. Shirley Wood says:

    I have all but the blueberries! I could have my hubby stop by the store on the way home today. This looks so delicious!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Shirley. We have a bunch of strawberries, but if I get blueberries, I can make this again. Thanks for the idea! 🙂

  4. Ashleigh says:

    YUM!! I love mixing fruit with icecream, it always makes you feel a little bit healthier:)

    I’d love it if you shared this at my weekly link party!

  5. Tammy says:

    love the presentation!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Tammy. I think just about anything looks better in a mason jar! 🙂

  6. Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms says:

    oh yummy!! Perfect for the patriotic holidays… or for tonight’s dessert!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Angelina. My family loves this dessert! 🙂