The great thing about these parfaits is that they can be assembled and ready in no time. Don't worry if you don't have the exact ingredients called for; any type of cookie and ice cream you have on hand can work wonderfully together.Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril 20-40-60 Fresh Food Fast," HarperStudio Publishers, New York, 2009, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
To make this parfait, we cut our ice cream into cubes. This is easiest if you cut the pint container in quarters from top to bottom. You can cut each quarter into two or three pieces. The best tool for making chocolate curls is a swiveling vegetable peeler; use a large block of best-quality soft chocolate to make shaving the curls easy.
This recipe for heart-shaped strawberry parfaits, from chef John Baricelli, makes a delicious Valentine's Day dessert.
Note: Raw eggs should not be used in food prepared for pregnant women, babies, young children, or anyone whose health is compromised.