Layers of quick sautéed black cherries, fresh whipped cream, and Belgian waffles make this no-bake waffle parfait a total no-brainer summer dessert.

So umm yes hello welcome to today’s recipe: a no-bake Black Cherry & Waffle Parfait. 

Layers of quick sautéed black cherries, fresh whipped cream, and Belgian waffles make this no-bake waffle parfait a total no-brainer summer dessert.

You heard that right: a parfait, with waffle in it. Because waffles aren’t just made for being doused in maple syrup (though if that’s your prerogative, I get you. I understand you. I love you.).

Cherries are one of my favorite summer fruits. My sister and I used to eat them cold out of the fridge, one my one, until our little mouths were stained with cherry juice and we had a bowl full of pits.

Layers of quick sautéed black cherries, fresh whipped cream, and Belgian waffles make this no-bake waffle parfait a total no-brainer summer dessert.

To this day, I don’t really like room-temperature cherries. They just taste better cold 🙂

But that really has nothing to do with this parfait, because this recipe uses a quick sautée method to cook the cherries into the most lovely spoon fruits of sorts. You can easily double this recipe if you want to make a big batch, and save half to put over your morning yogurt, or spread on top of a piece of toast.

Layers of quick sautéed black cherries, fresh whipped cream, and Belgian waffles make this no-bake waffle parfait a total no-brainer summer dessert.

You know summer is in full swing when, every time you walk down a city street, you have the potential at any time to have an occasional drop of cold water hit your head from the smattering of air conditioners in the high rise above.

And when that time comes, the last thing you want to do is go back to your apartment and turn on the stove. So this month, I’ve been working hard to create the fewest oven recipes I can. This no-bake Cherry & Waffle Parfait is one of them.

Layers of quick sautéed black cherries, fresh whipped cream, and Belgian waffles make this no-bake waffle parfait a total no-brainer summer dessert.

I got my waffles at Whole Foods, in the bakery section, which made putting together these parfaits a total breeze. It is the perfect end to a light summer dinner. Or the perfect start to a hot summer day. Whatever floats your boat 🙂

RECIPE

No Bake Black Cherry & Waffle Parfait

Ingredients

For the quick sautéed cherries

  • 3 cups black cherries, pitted (save a few whole cherries for garnishing on top)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the rest

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 Belgian waffles, broken into pieces

Directions

In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine cherries, lemon juice, and sugar. Smoosh cherries slightly with a fork to break them down. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cherries soften and liquid thickens and evaporates almost entirely, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature before assembling parfaits.

Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, whip heavy cream and sugar to soft peaks. Spoon layers of whipped cream, Belgian waffle pieces, and quick sautéed cherries into glasses, top with whole cherries, and serve!

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What a fun idea! Especially since we have no oven. My boys would love this.

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What a fun summer dessert! Love how easy it is to make!

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What a great idea to add the Belgian waffles! Such a great summer dessert!

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These look totally delicious! You had me at “no bake” and “waffles”. 😛

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Such a fun summer dessert idea – I love those gorgeous cherries!

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