Blackberry Cacao Mint Parfait

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Blackberries and mint make this parfait a refreshing sweet treat. Layers of homemade cacao whipped cream make for a fluffy complement to the sweet berry mixture.

Blackberry Cacao Mint Parfait


  • 2 cups fresh California Giant blackberries
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced, and zested
  • Pinch of ground cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup *Mint Simple Syrup
  • 1 box store-bought fudge brownie mix (prepared, cooled and diced into 1"x1" squares)
  • *Cacao Nib Whipped Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Cacao Nibs, barely chopped
  • For the Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch fresh spearmint
  • For the Cacao Nib Whipped Cream:

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Mint Simple Syrup


  • Mint Simple Syrup:

      • Whisk the mixture together and bring to a boil.
      • Turn off and let cool to room temperature.
      • Strain out the mint leaves and store syrup in the refrigerator.
      • Pro-tip: This recipe can be prepared a few days ahead of the parfait.
  • Cacao Nib Whipped Cream:

      • Using your mixer with a wire whip attachment, beat all ingredients, except 1 tbs of cacao nibs, on medium-high until it is fluffy and stands up on its own.
      • Carefully fold in cacao nibs by hand with a spatula.
  • For the Berry Filling:

      • In a bowl combine the berries, sugar, honey, lemon, 3 tablespoons of mint simple syrup, cayenne, and salt
      • Stir and let sit for about an hour at room temp, then cover and chill in the refrigerator.
  • To Assemble the Parfait:

      • Using individual glasses of your choice (ex: assorted sized mason jars) fill with alternating layers of berries, brownie chunks, whipped cream, berries, brownie chunks, whipped cream until full.
      • Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and the barely chopped cacao nibs and enjoy!
Blackberry Cacao Mint Parfait

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