Christmas Cake Parfait

It’s that time of year when those wonderful fruitcakes and Christmas cakes start to turn up. One of those holiday traditions that you either love or if you’re like me, you can only enjoy in small doses! I’ve found a way to eat your cake in a layered and delicious version- le Parfait! Let’s face it, there is always leftover slices hanging out in the freezer months later and this is the perfect way to enjoy those lingering Christmas memories. All you need to do is layer Vanilla ice-cream, then crumble a slice of Christmas cake and top it with Chantilly whipped cream and a sprinkle of Cinnamon. These make a chic and modern holiday dessert to serve your guests!

Ingredients for each cup

1 scoop of Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice cream

1 slice of crumbled Christmas cake or fruitcake

3 tbsp of Chantilly Cream (Beat 1/2 cup of whipping cream with 1 tbsp of Confectioners sugar)

Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Optional, but recommended, a splash of Cognac


Beat the whipped cream with the confectioners sugar and set aside.

In a glass layer first the scoop of Vanilla Ice cream.Add the crumble piece of Christmas Cake. Optional add a splash of Cognac.Add the layer of chantilly cream, using a spoon to smooth it into the edges of the glass.Sprinkle with Cinnamon and serve immediately. If you have guests, you can make ahead in the day and place in the freezer (just take out and transfer to the fridge when dinner begins and they will be ready to serve 30 mins later)


  • Simply Be Mama
    December 6, 2017 at 11:25 PM

    Yum. This looks amazing! What a perfect way to use all that Christmas fruitcake.

    • Andrea
      December 7, 2017 at 12:58 AM

      Yes, and fruitcake is expensive to make right? So we don’t dare throw any away. We invented this dessert as a great way to enjoy it year round ( because there is still last years fruitcake in our freezer)

  • Melisa
    December 7, 2017 at 1:07 AM

    What a great recipe! I just saved this to my Pinterest Christmas board. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Chelsea
    December 7, 2017 at 1:20 AM

    This looks so amazing! I am running to the grocery store this weekend, totally going yo try this out! I know the hubby would LOVE it!

  • Gillian
    December 7, 2017 at 1:38 AM

    Oh my goodness, this looks so good! Adding this one to the “have to bring something for potluck” stash haha.

  • Cammeo Murray
    December 7, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    OH my this looks delicious! What a fun thing to bring to a party 😁


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