limoncello, lemon curd, non-fat yogurt parfait
vanilla meringue cookies
Parfait is French for “perfect.” And this is a perfect little boozy dessert. Limoncello is whisked with lemon curd, layered with non-fat Greek yogurt, and served with vanilla meringue cookies. A delightful finale to our recent garden party luncheon.
Keeping with the lemony theme, the centerpieces are roses paired with lemon verbena.
~ menu ~
appetizer ~ puff pastry with cantaloupe, blue cheese, walnuts, honey, balsamic syrup
entrée ~ garden party shrimp salad, chunky lemon basil dressing (recipe posted earlier here)
dessert ~ limoncello lemon curd & non-fat yogurt parfait
vanilla meringue cookies
beverages ~ sauvignon blanc & sparkling lemonade
Limoncello Yogurt Parfait Recipe
- 1 jar lemon curd 10 oz.
- 6 T. limoncello (or to taste)
- plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- mini vanilla meringue cookies
Whisk lemon curd and limoncello together in a small mixing bowl. Layer lemon curd mixture with yogurt in small parfait glasses. Top with meringue cookies. Voilà ~ a delicious dainty little dessert in less than 5 minutes!
The idea for this dessert came from Cooking Light magazine, where they use ice cream instead of yogurt. We prefer non-fat yogurt which provides a tart balance to the sweet lemon curd. Vanilla meringue cookies are from Whole Foods Market ~ they are non-fat, gluten-free adding a pleasing crunchy note and make a cute topping to the parfait.
21 thoughts on “Limoncello Yogurt Parfait”
Looking at this makes our mouths water. It is parfait in every way. Love using the yoghurt for the tartness and the glutten free cookies are so cute, and make it easier o nus as well with the discovery of some food allergies we hadn’t counted on. Inviting photos as well. Thank God for Limoncello….
Gorgeous photos and a lovely no-bake dessert.
This is way too pretty to eat! I have some limoncello steeping away right now! This would be perfect for ti!
I love the simplicity and flavors in this and it looks so pretty too.
I keep looking for an excuse to pick up some Limoncello. You’ve given me the perfect one, Lori Lynn! It looks so beautiful, too.
Shell – you need to see the previous post, your darling artwork is featured 🙂
Thank you, Lori Lynn ~ what a beautiful compliment to have my artwork included in your very pretty table setting. You’re a sweetheart.
The perfect ending to a perfect luncheon and a very pretty presentation.
Lovely! Limoncello is a favorite in my family. what a gorgeous way to use it… if I even need another excuse.
I’m sold on this recipe! I’m italian, from the region of sorrento lemons, I used to drink limoncello but I’ve never thought I could use in a recipe. Thanks!
I have a very good limoncello gifted from our friend. All I need is cookies and lemon curd. Oh gosh I can finish lemon curd all by myself… this lemon treat is going to be my favorite for sure. Such a gorgeous outdoor food photography. I have been enjoying your garden party theme!
This does sound like the perfect ending to any meal Lori Lynn.
What a deliciously easy dessert! And SO beautiful as well! Your pictures are breathtaking!
Once again, the photography is superb! When I retire…ahhhhhhhh…….. I will be trying to duplicate your shots!
Thanks Berta! You need to see the previous post, it was an ΑΦ party! And I met another APHI sister, Michelle, through it too 🙂
Come visit SoCal when you retire girlfriend!
I love the simplicity of this dessert. And with a drizzle of limoncello, what’s not to like!
Frank – add a drizzle of limoncello at the end, great idea, more boozy 🙂
As always, your food is flawless and your presentation is stunning. Hearts.
This is my idea of the perfect summer dessert. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe and beautiful photos:)
A little rich a little tart and a lot fragrant. What’s not to like. GREG
Very pretty dessert and the roses are gorgeous!