- a dessert of ice cream and fruit or ice cream and syrup in alternate layers, often topped with whipped cream and served in a tall, narrow, short-stemmed glass.
- any frozen dessert in which fruit, nuts, etc., have been folded into whipped cream or egg custard.
Origin of parfait
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Historical Examples of parfait
But I mean to wade right through from hors-d'œuvres to parfait.Torchy and Vee
Line the mold with an ice and fill the center with a mousse or a parfait.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
I refused the parfait aux frais and the savoury in my eagerness for the end of the meal.The King of Schnorrers
I don't believe that we could have been any jollier had there been ten courses, winding up with a parfait au caf and a demi-tasse.Wanted: A Cook
Besides his memoirs he wrote a book called the Parfait Capitaine, and some others.A Short History of French Literature
- a rich frozen dessert made from eggs and cream with ice cream, fruit, etc
Word Origin for parfait
kind of frozen dessert, 1894, French, literally "perfect" (see perfect (adj.)).