Black Forest Ice Cream Parfait

Black Forest Parfait
A parfait with flavors of Germany's Black Forest - cherries, raspberry, and dark chocolate. Black Forest parfait is easy to make with purchased ice cream, German kirsch, chocolate, raspberry preserves, cherries and cookies.
Course Dessert, Ice Cream
Servings 4


  • 2 cups fresh or jarred cherries pitted
  • 1 cup German kirsch cherry flavored liqueur
  • 4 oz high-quality dark chocolate shaved into curls
  • 1/4 cup Raspberry Preserves from Germany
  • 1 package Dark Chocolate Leibniz Cookies broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
  • 4 fresh whole cherries with stems


  • Drain cherries; place in medium glass bowl with kirsch. Allow to stand 1 hour to overnight.
  • Have 4 parfait glasses ready to fill. Layer each parfait glass with kirsch soaked cherries, chocolate shavings, Bahlsen cookie pieces and ice cream. Top each parfait with a fresh, whole stemmed cherry and additional chocolate shavings. Serve immediately.
  • Prep time: 20 minutes (plus extra stand time)
Exclusive recipe from Chef Faith Alahverdian, Shoprite Culinary Workshops


Chocolate shavings may be made by using a vegetable peeler and a bar of chocolate.

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