Need a no-bake dessert recipe that comes together in just minutes?  Look no further than these summer-y, seasonal Lemon Blueberry Parfaits!  They whip up in a snap and are naturally gluten-free.  

Lemon Blueberry Parfaits- about the easiest no-bake dessert I've ever made, and just bursting with summer-y flavor!

Hey guys!  How was your holiday weekend?  Did you have nice weather?  Did you have a cookout?  Did you have lots of people over, or did you keep it low-key?

We didn’t end up having anyone over, which sounds pretty low-key, but really we were pretty busy.  We held a yard sale, and my husband mulched all the flower beds, and we put together a fun backyard setup for the kiddos.

If you have a swingset in your backyard, you’ve gotta try this: put a little blowup baby pool at the bottom of the slide, and set up a sprinkler behind that.  Make it so the sprinkler sprays the slide.  It’s like a ghetto waterslide and my kids went nuts over it!  We got the idea from my neighbor.  So smart!

With all the fun and activity I really wanted to whip up an easy, effortless dessert recipe and this totally fits the bill!

Lemon Blueberry Parfaits- about the easiest no-bake dessert I've ever made, and just bursting with summer-y flavor!

Who doesn’t love blueberry and lemon together?  It’s like these flavors were made for each other.  Swirl it all together with a little honey-sweetened whipped cream and you have a light, refreshing, seasonal dessert that’s perfect for warm summer nights.  No-bake, baby!

You can use frozen or fresh blueberries for this.  Just be sure to simmer them down to a thick syrup.  You want to reduce it by about half.  And once that is completely cool, layer it in jars or glasses with the soft whipped cream, and a few dollops of lemon curd.  You can check out my favorite lemon curd recipe here.  I’ve made it dozens of times and I still can’t get over what a flavor bomb it is and how simple it is to make.

Lemon Blueberry Parfaits- about the easiest no-bake dessert I've ever made, and just bursting with summer-y flavor!

I picked up these tall, stemless champagne flutes at World Market, but you could also use little mason jars.  Totally cute and totally easy!  Sometimes the simplest things really are the best.  Especially in summertime when there are sprinkler slides that need attention!

Lemon Blueberry Parfaits- about the easiest no-bake dessert I've ever made, and just bursting with summer-y flavor!

Lemon Blueberry Parfaits
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Need a no-bake dessert recipe that comes together in just minutes? Look no further than these summer-y, seasonal Lemon Blueberry Parfaits! They whip up in a snap and are naturally gluten-free.


Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry, Lemon, parfaits
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 496 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup lemon curd (approx.)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (about half a lemon), for garnish
Instructions
  1. Stir the blueberries, water, and sugar together in a small pot.  
  2. Cook over medium-low heat until thick, syrup-y and reduced by half (5-10 minutes).  Cool completely.
  3. Place the cream and honey in a large mixing bowl and whip on high speed until the cream holds soft peaks.
  4. Alternate layers of whipped cream, blueberries, and lemon curd in serving glasses.  
  5. Garnish with lemon zest.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Blueberry Parfaits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1185IU24%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Lemon Blueberry Parfaits- about the easiest no-bake dessert I've ever made, and just bursting with summer-y flavor!