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  1. parfaitnoun

    layers of ice cream and syrup and whipped cream


  1. parfaitnoun

    Short for French parfait (parfait glacé), an iced dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, and flavouring (usually fruit), sometimes with the addition of a liqueur.

  2. parfaitnoun

    Short for American parfait, a layered dessert often consisting of fruit, ice cream, pastries, whipped topping, etc. and served in a glass, often a parfait glass.

  3. Etymology: From parfait


  1. Parfait

    Parfait (, also UK: , French: [paʁfɛ] (listen); meaning "perfect") is either of two types of dessert. In France, where the dish originated, parfait is made by boiling cream, egg, sugar and syrup to create a custard-like puree. The American version consists of layers differentiated by the inclusion of such ingredients as granola, nuts, yogurt and liqueurs, topped off with fruits or whipped cream. The oldest known recipe dates back to 1894.Either type is typically served in tall glassware together with a long spoon known as parfait spoon. The classical parfait glass is stemware, with a short stem and a tall slender bowl, often tapered towards the bottom, also used for serving milkshakes.


  1. parfait

    A parfait is a type of dessert that is typically made up of layers of cream, fruit, or nuts, and sometimes granola or other ingredients. The layers are often placed in a tall, clear glass, showcasing the different layers. It originated in France, but has been adapted in various ways around the world. In the United States, a parfait usually refers to a dessert made with layers of ice cream and syrup or fruit. Meanwhile, yogurt parfaits with granola and fruit are often served as a breakfast dish.


  1. Parfait

    Parfait is a French word literally meaning "perfect" commonly employed to describe a kind of frozen dessert, beginning in 1894.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Parfait is ranked #22906 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Parfait surname appeared 1,117 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Parfait.

    44.2% or 494 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    34.6% or 387 total occurrences were White.
    14.5% or 162 total occurrences were Black.
    3.8% or 43 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parfait in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parfait in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Sandra Arevalo:

    Start by making sure that your child always eats something before going to school, quick and nutrient rich foods to eat in the morning include whole grain cereals with low fat milk, a yogurt parfait, a cereal bar with a cup of low-fat milk, a fruit and/or vegetables smoothie, egg, cheese or turkey sandwich or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread.

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