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Goat Cheese Blueberry Mint Parfait

This unique dessert combines the tangy creaminess of goat cheese with the sweetness of blueberries and the refreshing aroma of mint. The layers of flavors and textures make it a delightful treat for any occasion!

Creamy goat cheese is blended with powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest for a luscious base. Fresh blueberries and mint leaves add bursts of fruity sweetness and refreshing herbal notes. Layered with warm honey and garnished with additional blueberries and mint, this chilled dessert offers a delightful contrast of creamy, tangy, and sweet sensations. With its captivating combination of ingredients, this dessert is a true culinary masterpiece that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Vibe: A fantastic song that pairs well with the Goat Cheese Blueberry Parfait is "Golden" by Jill Scott.

This soulful and uplifting track from Jill Scott's repertoire matches the dessert's elegance and delightful flavors. With its empowering lyrics and smooth R&B sound, "Golden" adds a touch of sophistication and soul to the dining experience, complementing the creamy goat cheese, sweet blueberries, and refreshing mint. Enjoy the layers of taste and harmonize them with the melodic layers of "Golden" by Jill Scott.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces goat cheese

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/3 cup crushed graham crackers or biscuits (I used Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookies)


Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the goat cheese, yogurt, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Mix well until smooth and creamy.

  2. Gently fold in half of the blueberries and half of the chopped mint leaves into the goat cheese mixture.

  3. In a separate small saucepan, heat the honey over low heat until warm and runny.

  4. Take serving glasses or bowls and layer the dessert. Start with a spoonful of the goat cheese mixture, followed by a drizzle of warm honey.

  5. Add a few fresh blueberries and a sprinkle of chopped mint leaves on top.

  6. Repeat the layers until the glasses are filled, finishing with a dollop of the goat cheese mixture.

  7. Finally, garnish the dessert with the remaining blueberries and mint leaves.

  8. If desired, sprinkle crushed graham crackers or digestive biscuits over the top for added texture and crunch.

  9. Refrigerate the dessert for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together and for the mixture to set.

  10. Serve chilled and enjoy your delicious Goat Cheese Blueberry Mint Dessert!

 

Servings: Makes about three 8oz servings.


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