Creamy Hazelnut Parfait

Recipe for a semi-frozen creamy hazelnut parfait with fresh berries and roasted almonds

This hazelnut parfait is a delicious sweet treat. It can be served as a dessert for lunch, dinner or in the afternoon with a coffee speciality. It tastes like ice cream but is easier to prepare, as you don’t need an ice cream machine for it. The parfait keeps fresh in the freezer for several weeks.

5.5 hours

For 10 people

INGREDIENTS (10 portions)

100 g hazelnuts
160 g dark chocolate
6 eggs
160 g sugar
2 vanilla pods
1 tsp cinnamon
600 ml Oldenburger Whipping Cream, 30% fat
pinch of salt
30 raspberries
20 red grapes
100 g almonds, sliced
icing sugar for decoration

INSTRUCTIONS

This recipe of a creamy hazelnut parfait with chocolate and fresh berries is a scrumptious dessert or afternoon tea treat

Preparation
Separate the eggs. Whip the Oldenburger Whipping Cream until stiff. Roast the hazelnuts in a pan without fat. Remove, let cool and chop coarsely. Finely chop the chocolate. Wash the berries and cut the grapes in halves. Line a muffin tray with cling film.

The Parfait
Whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt, then slowly add 80 g sugar and whisk until a shiny white mass is obtained. Whip the egg yolk with 80 g sugar, a pinch of cinnamon and the pulp of the vanilla pods until you have a light, thick cream. 
Alternately fold the whipped cream and beaten egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Then stir in the chopped hazelnuts and chocolate. Pour the parfait mixture into a muffin tray and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight. Remove the parfait from the freezer some minutes before serving.

The Final Touch
Put the parfait on the plate and garnish with the fresh berries, roasted almonds and the icing sugar and serve immediately.

TIPS FROM CHEF TO CHEF

01. Ice parfait, also abbreviated parfait, slightly differs from ice cream. It is not produced in an ice cream machine. The term and its production are attributed to French cuisine.

02. Parfait can be kept in the freezer for several weeks.