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Strawberries-and-Cream Parfaits

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Ingredients

  1. 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  2. 3 cups low-fat milk or unsweetened plain soymilk
  3. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  4. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  6. 2 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced
  7. 1/2 cup whipping cream
  8. 6 sprigs fresh mint for garnish

Serving Size

6

Directions

To celebrate spring's fresh strawberries, our Test Kitchen jazzed up old-fashioned tapioca pudding. Grinding the tapioca in a blender makes the texture creamier, maple syrup adds seasonal sweetness and whipping cream gives these airy parfaits a luxurious finish. Gluten Free.
 
  1. Grind tapioca in a blender or coffee grinder until it is a fine granular powder.
  2. Whisk milk (or soymilk), maple syrup, egg and the tapioca in a small heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from the heat, stir in vanilla and transfer to a medium bowl. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface. Refrigerate until chilled, about 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Whip cream using an electric mixer or whisk in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the tapioca mixture using a rubber spatula.
  4. Spoon 1/4 cup strawberries into each of six 8-ounce parfait glasses or wineglasses. Top each with 1/3 cup tapioca cream. Repeat with another layer of strawberries and tapioca cream. Garnish with the remaining berries and a sprig of mint.

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Strawberries-and-Cream Parfaits

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 186 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 41 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 6 g protein; 2 g fiber; 67 mg sodium; 352 mg potassium

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (110% daily value), Calcium (20% dv).

2 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 1/2 low-fat milk, 1 1/2 other carbohydrate

Special Health Consideration(s)
Healthy Weight
High Calcium
Low Sodium
Low Cholesterol
Low Sat Fat
Low Calorie
Heart Healthy
Gluten Free Diet

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