Berry and Mascarpone Parfait

Berry and Mascarpone Parfait Recipe

Berry and Mascarpone Parfait


  • 1 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons keto-friendly sweetener (such as erythritol or monk fruit), or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (optional)
  • Mint leaves for garnish (optional)


Prepare Berries:

  1. Wash and Slice Berries:
    • Wash the berries thoroughly and slice any larger berries into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Sweeten Berries:
    • In a bowl, toss the mixed berries with a portion of the keto-friendly sweetener. Adjust the sweetness based on your preference.

Make Mascarpone Cream:

  1. Soften Mascarpone:
    • Allow the mascarpone cheese to soften at room temperature.
  2. Whip Heavy Cream:
    • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Combine Mascarpone and Cream:
    • Gently fold the softened mascarpone cheese into the whipped cream until well combined.
  4. Sweeten and Flavor:
    • Add the remaining keto-friendly sweetener, vanilla extract, and lemon zest (if using) to the mascarpone mixture. Mix until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed.

Assemble Parfait:

  1. Layering:
    • In serving glasses or bowls, start by layering a spoonful of the mascarpone cream at the bottom.
  2. Add Berries:
    • Add a layer of the sweetened mixed berries on top of the mascarpone cream.
  3. Repeat Layers:
    • Continue layering with alternating mascarpone cream and berries until the glasses are filled, finishing with a layer of berries on top.
  4. Garnish (Optional):
    • Garnish the top with a few whole berries and mint leaves for a fresh and vibrant touch.
  5. Chill (Optional):
    • If time allows, refrigerate the parfaits for about 30 minutes to an hour to let the flavors meld and the parfait to chill.


  1. Serve Chilled:
    • Serve the Berry and Mascarpone Parfait chilled as a delightful and visually appealing dessert.
  2. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy the layers of creamy mascarpone and sweet berries for a refreshing and keto-friendly treat.


  • Feel free to customize the parfait with your favorite berries or adjust the sweetness of the mascarpone cream to suit your taste.
  • You can also experiment with different extracts like almond or orange for additional flavor variations.
  • This parfait is versatile and can be served for breakfast, as a snack, or as a light and elegant dessert for special occasions.

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