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Berry Parfaits with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

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Berry Parfaits with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

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  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Category: Desserts


An easy and light dessert with berries.

These Berry Parfaits are layered with Mascarpone Whipped Cream. They are fun and simple to make + great for picnics.

Most people think of picnicking in the Summer but I actually love picnicking in the Fall once the weather starts to cool. Of course this is a moving target in Texas but it’s quite lovely to find a day that’s worthy of an outdoor feast.

Each of these mini berry parfaits start with a dollop of mascarpone whipped cream that’s enhanced with vanilla along with a drizzle of honey.

The best part about these berry parfaits is that you can make them well in advance and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

You can dress them up with lots of other things like nuts, cookies or shortcakes. It’s an easy treat that’s cute and delicious.


  • A variety of berries that you can find (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries)
  • 8 oz of Mascarpone Cheese at room-temperature
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, very cold
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • Honey to drizzle (optional)


  1. Using a hand-mixer or stand-up mixer with the whisk attachment, on medium speed, blend together the mascarpone cheese and 2 tbsp of the powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Set aside in another bowl.
  2. In a mixing bowl add the heavy whipping cream and the remaining sugar and blend on high-speed just until stiff peaks form, about a minute or two.
  3. Turn the mixer off and carefully fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and gently stir to combine.
  5. Layer with berries in whatever containers you want to serve them in.
  6. Drizzle with honey if you like.

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  • Reply
    September 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Hey Carrie! I subscribed to your blog but I just realised I haven’t been getting notifications! I certainly wouldn’t have missed this :) I am a huge fan of make ahead, so this is right up my alley! Gorgeous! And I highly approve of your whipped cream with mascarpone, such an awesome combo isn’t it? Pinning!

    • Reply
      Carrie Pacini
      September 25, 2014 at 5:50 am

      Thanks Nagi for letting me know!

  • Reply
    October 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I love Mascrapone mousses and parfaits Carrie! these look so fresh and easy and I love that you can make them ahead. Pinned! New subscriber and follower :)

    • Reply
      Carrie Pacini
      October 20, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Mira, hope you enjoy them!

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    July 20, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Tried this recipe today and I love the balance of the mascarpone and whipped cream! This recipe works great with sugar substitutes (monk fruit in my case). Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Carrie Pacini
      October 4, 2019 at 11:18 am

      Thanks Rebecca for tip on sugar substitutes :)

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