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Strawberry Margarita Parfaits

Strawberry Margarita Parfaits

Wave your sombrero and have some fun with this pretty layered dessert, with fruity flavors and a spirited (and optional) tequila kick.


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 quart (4 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced


  1. In medium saucepan, combine lime juice and orange juice. Sprinkle gelatin over top; let stand 1 minute to soften. Heat over low heat until clear and dissolved, stirring occasionally.
  2. Cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add tequila, liqueur, lime peel and condensed milk to gelatin mixture; mix well. Fold in whipped cream.
  4. Divide one-third of the strawberries among individual 10-ounce parfait glasses. Top with half of the tequila mixture. Top with half of the remaining strawberries and all of the remaining tequila mixture. Top with remaining strawberries.
  5. Cover glasses with plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Prep Time 35 min | Total Time 2 hr 35 min | Servings 6

Expert Tips

If you prefer a nonalcoholic dessert, use 2 tablespoons orange juice in place of the tequila and orange liqueur.

This dessert provides nutrition and great taste, thanks to 2/3 cup strawberries per parfait. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C. They also contain antioxidants that can help maintain healthy cells.

Rub the outside rims of your glasses with a cut lime and dip each glass lightly into a plate of sugar. Top with an extra dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with grated lime peel.

Nutrition Information 1/6 of Recipe: Calories 375 (Calories from Fat 160), % Daily Value Total Fat 18g 18% (Saturated Fat 11g, 11%), Cholesterol 65mg 65%; Sodium 100mg 100%; Total Carbohydrate 46g 46% (Dietary Fiber 2g 2% Sugars 44g 44% ), Protein 7g 7%

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 14%; Vitamin C 50%; Calcium 22%; Iron 2%

Exchanges: 2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 3

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker

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