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How To Make Meringue Parfaits

Looking for an easy tasty treat to wow your guests? How about making some delicious meringue parfaits in ombre colors. Not only do these treats look like they stepped out of a fashion mag, but they taste out of this world. Our in-house culinary genius, Caitlin had us at hello with this sweet idea!

Place a little personalized flag into the treat and you have one heck of a presentation. Yes…of course we will teach you how to make the flags. Stay tuned for the diy escort card project and read on for the instructions on how to make meringue parfaits.

Read on to learn tow To Make Meringue Parfaits and wow your guests.

6 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 cup plus 5 tablespoons sugar, granulated a pinch of sea salt

Step One
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place your egg whites into the bowl of an electric mixer, making sure there are no egg shells or egg yolk in them.

Step Two
Using a whisk attachment on medium speed whisk the whites until they form firm peaks. With the mixer still running, gradually add the sugar and a pinch of salt. Turn the mixer up to to the highest speed and whisk for about 7 to 8 minutes until the meringue mixture is white and glossy. Test the meringue by rubbing a little between your fingers. If it feel at all grainy, mix for a little longer. Be careful not to over mix, otherwise it will collapse. At this point you can gently fold in a variety of different flavors. We used 1 teaspoon each of lemon zest and orange zest. Divide the batter into three parts.

Step Three
Add flavors and food coloring to create an ombre look. Spoon the meringue onto the prepared baking sheets. They do not have to be perfect since you will be crushing them later. Leave a little bit of space between them. Place them in the oven for about 1 hour, until the meringues are crisp on the outside and chewy and slightly gooey in the middle.

While the meringues are baking make the whipped cream
16 oz heavy whipping cream, cold 4 Tbs sugar, granulated
1 tsp vanilla extract
In the bowl of an electric mixer whisk the cream on medium-high speed gradually add the sugar until soft peaks form. Add the vanilla.

Step Four
Assembling the meringue
Once the meringues are cooled crush them up keeping your colors divided. In the bottom of a tall clear glass sprinkle the meringue then add a spoonful of the whipped cream. Continue until the glass is full. Garnish with more meringue crumbles or fresh berries, candied lemons or orange slices.


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  1. If you happen to follow us on @instagram you may have seen a few pics of this while we were making it!

  2. -100. Josie says:

    These look ridiculously yummy.

  3. I love this treat! Such a fun touch of color and a different way to do dessert! Your step-by-step guide is so helpful! :)

  4. if you love our edible DIYs from @CaitlinKnoop just tell us what you would like to see next!

  5. this will totally not help with my diet! via @WeddingChicks

  6. -100. melissa says:

    Please stop sharing these amazingly adorable recipes! My waistline can’t handle it! Ok jk don’t stop, I LOVE them!!! Too creative, just like you guys! xoxo

  7. -100. Rosalie Randall says:

    That looks delicious girls keep up with recipes girls love it

  8. -100. Emily says:

    These look lovely – bet the contrast of textures is super too.

  9. Such a lovely tutorial – my sweet tooth has been satisfied just looking at the graphics and layout :) Can’t wait to try these at my next party! Thanks for sharing

  10. -100. Deniece Agnew says:

    How far ahead can you prepare these? Do you keep them refridgerated and if so once you pull them out how long can they sit out?

  11. Lovely! YUM!

  12. -100. Louisa Blackmore says:

    WOW WOW WOW! They are beautiful!

  13. -100. Ethyl says:

    For a bacholerette party, I made the ombre meringues that you so beautifully depicted (in shades of pink), but I couldn’t stomach the idea of eating half a glass of whipped cream (it just seemed uninteresting as far as taste). Made a raspberry mousse of the palest blush pink instead and layered it against the meringue. Positively gorgeous and received rave reviews for taste. Garnished with fresh berries.

  14. -100. Deborah Bates says:

    Beautiful ideas!

  15. -100. Ally says:

    I’ll be making these this weekend for a baby shower… I looked and looked but didn’t see a) what type/how much food coloring, and b) how many people a recipe serves. It would be great to know! I was planning to try Williams Sonoma food color paste, or possibly freeze dried berry powders.

  16. Everything is very open with a clear explanation of the challenges.
    It was really informative. Your site is very useful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  17. -100. Pure HCA says:

    I really like what you guys are up too. This type of clever work and
    coverage! Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to blogroll.

  18. -100. Robert says:

    Yummy is this beauty was served on a wedding?

  19. -100. Casab says:

    Wow this is what I call imaginative dressing. Thanks for sharing the receipt with us.

  20. -100. maryam malekzadeh says:

    wow they are beautifuuuuuuuuuuuuullllll

  21. -100. Pasquale says:

    I’m really inspired together with your writing talents and also with the layout to your blog. Is this a paid topic or did you customize it your self? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to look a great weblog like this one today..

  22. -100. Maite SweetFood says:

    I definitely love it!!!So cute and the pictures are just amazing!!!
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful idea!!

  23. -100. Las Vegas Party Bus says:

    First of all I want to say excellent blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.

    I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing.
    I have had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts
    out there. I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted simply just
    trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips?

  24. -100. Wanda says:

    Me fascinó esta receta…sé que la haré para alguna actividad familiar. Gracias por compartirla. Thanks! :)

  25. -100. Shanea Bibbs says:

    Looks super delicious! Great post!

  26. -100. Shanea Bibbs says:

    Looks delicious!


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