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June 17, 2016

Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits

Whip up Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits to enjoy before Finding Dory! A nod to the iconic blue and yellow fish, this dessert is tropical, refreshing and easy to make. Blackberries, vanilla ice cream and milk are blended, then mix the pineapple, vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice. Layer the two flavors into a parfait glass and garnish with berries. Light, sweet and loved by the whole family, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate Dory’s on-screen adventures.

Whip up Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits to enjoy before Finding Dory! A nod to the iconic blue and yellow fish, this dessert is tropical, refreshing and easy to make. Blackberries, vanilla ice cream and milk are blended, then mix the pineapple, vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice. Layer the two flavors into a parfait glass and garnish with berries. Light, sweet and loved by the whole family, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate Dory's on-screen adventures.

Whip up Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits to enjoy before Finding Dory! A nod to the iconic blue and yellow fish, this dessert is tropical, refreshing and easy to make. Blackberries, vanilla ice cream and milk are blended, then mix the pineapple, vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice. Layer the two flavors into a parfait glass and garnish with berries. Light, sweet and loved by the whole family, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate Dory's on-screen adventures.

I had just graduated from high school when Finding Nemo was released. I didn’t see it that first summer because I was all over the place. However, when I was introduced to it my freshman year of college, I purchased a copy of it for myself.

Yes, I was 18.

No, I had no child.

Yes, I’m openly admitting to purchasing a Disney movie that was made for kids (and their parents) and enjoying the heck out of it.

I may or may not still cry over certain scenes. (Real talk: HOW CAN YOU NOT?)

Whip up Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits to enjoy before Finding Dory! A nod to the iconic blue and yellow fish, this dessert is tropical, refreshing and easy to make. Blackberries, vanilla ice cream and milk are blended, then mix the pineapple, vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice. Layer the two flavors into a parfait glass and garnish with berries. Light, sweet and loved by the whole family, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate Dory's on-screen adventures.

Here’s the thing: I’ve always been a huge Disney fan. We own most, if not all, of the classics… though they’re on tape, and we don’t own a VCR. And while I took a large break during my teenage years from my favorites, I was reintroduced to many in college.

In fact, if I ever found a movie/TV show/CD I enjoyed during that time in my life, I purchased it immediately. Which explains why I have so many old television shows on DVD. (If anyone needs a copy of any season of Greek, holler. I’ve got them all and occasionally binge them because that show makes me so happy.)

So that’s how Finding Nemo became a part of my collection.

Whip up Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits to enjoy before Finding Dory! A nod to the iconic blue and yellow fish, this dessert is tropical, refreshing and easy to make. Blackberries, vanilla ice cream and milk are blended, then mix the pineapple, vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice. Layer the two flavors into a parfait glass and garnish with berries. Light, sweet and loved by the whole family, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate Dory's on-screen adventures.

Y’all can imagine my surprise and excitement when I learned that Dory was getting a movie of her own. It’s been a long time since we followed her and Nemo on their journey, and I, for one, am excited to see what’s in store for her.

Add in the fact that I have a young daughter now. While she’s not into television or movies, I look forward to sharing Nemo and Dory with her at some point in the future.

And to celebrate the release of the movie, which just so happens to be TODAY, I’ve teamed up with some blogger friends to celebrate all things Dory! I’ve got a list of all the projects and recipes everyone has made beneath the recipe, and I want to make them ALL.

My offering is this Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits!

Yes, it’s a mouthful to say, but I promise it’s worth it. Because this dessert is scrumptious!

Whip up Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits to enjoy before Finding Dory! A nod to the iconic blue and yellow fish, this dessert is tropical, refreshing and easy to make. Blackberries, vanilla ice cream and milk are blended, then mix the pineapple, vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice. Layer the two flavors into a parfait glass and garnish with berries. Light, sweet and loved by the whole family, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate Dory's on-screen adventures.

These parfaits are super easy to make and perfect for the whole family. They’re also easy to change if you’ve got food allergies present in the house, which I’ve detailed below. You can even make ’em vegan with vegan ice cream and non-dairy milk.

And the best part?

These blue and yellow parfaits are a nod to the famous fish herself. And thinking about them makes me smile because I have no doubt this movie will be a hit.

Here’s how you can make the parfaits:

Whip up Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits to enjoy before Finding Dory! A nod to the iconic blue and yellow fish, this dessert is tropical, refreshing and easy to make. Blackberries, vanilla ice cream and milk are blended, then mix the pineapple, vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice. Layer the two flavors into a parfait glass and garnish with berries. Light, sweet and loved by the whole family, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate Dory's on-screen adventures.
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Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits

Whip up Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits to enjoy before Finding Dory! A nod to the iconic blue and yellow fish, this dessert is tropical, refreshing and easy to make. Blackberries, vanilla ice cream and milk are blended, then mix the pineapple, vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice. Layer the two flavors into a parfait glass and garnish with berries. Light, sweet and loved by the whole family, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate Dory's on-screen adventures.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 parfaits
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

Blackberry Layer

  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup blackberries

Pineapple Layer

  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring (optional)

Instructions

Prepare the Blackberry Layer

  1. In the blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, milk and blackberries.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass, and transfer to the freezer.

Prepare the Pineapple Layer

  1. In the blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, pineapple, juices and optional food coloring.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Leave in the blender base and transfer to the freezer until time to layer and serve.

Prepare the Parfaits

  1. Pour a fourth of the pineapple layer into the bottom of a parfait glass.
  2. Layer the blackberry on top of the pineapple layer.
  3. Dollop one more layer of pineapple and blackberry, then repeat the process in another parfait glass.
  4. Serve immediately (or freeze until time, removing about 10 minutes before if frozen for a few hours) and enjoy with fresh fruit on top!

Recipe Notes

These parfaits can easily be made vegan. Use vegan ice cream and non-dairy milk instead of dairy-based products.

If you have food allergies in the house (or if people in your household aren't into blackberries or pineapples), substitute the fruits for other blue or yellow fruit. Blueberries and bananas would make a good sub here.

Whip up Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits to enjoy before Finding Dory! A nod to the iconic blue and yellow fish, this dessert is tropical, refreshing and easy to make. Blackberries, vanilla ice cream and milk are blended, then mix the pineapple, vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice. Layer the two flavors into a parfait glass and garnish with berries. Light, sweet and loved by the whole family, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate Dory's on-screen adventures.

Now, let’s talk about all these other fun Finding Dory goodies!

Whip up Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits to enjoy before Finding Dory! A nod to the iconic blue and yellow fish, this dessert is tropical, refreshing and easy to make. Blackberries, vanilla ice cream and milk are blended, then mix the pineapple, vanilla ice cream and pineapple juice. Layer the two flavors into a parfait glass and garnish with berries. Light, sweet and loved by the whole family, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate Dory's on-screen adventures.

Ocen Water Punch from Around My Family Table

Fish Bowl Cocktail from Bread Booze Bacon

Ocen Cupcakes in a Jar from Mom’s Messy Miracles

Dory & Nemo Party Cups from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff

Easy Ocean Cupcakes from Celebrating Family

Finding Dory Snack Mix from A Savory Feast

Finding Dory Coffee Pot Play Set from A Little Slice of Us

Finding Dory Game from Simply Kinder

Finding Dory Printable from Home.Made.Interest.

Finding Dory Movie Munchies Mix from For the Love of Food

Are you a Disney fan, too?

Will you be going to see Finding Dory in theaters?

18 Comments

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  4. Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    I could so go for one of these frozen treats today! I am loving the layered look you created.

    • Erin

      You totally deserve one, Jenna! And thank you so much!

  5. Kristyn

    I love all Disney movies and have seen most of them. I am partial to the classics as well, but I loved Finding Nemo. I can’t wait to see Finding Dory – I know it will be just as cute, if not cuter and better than the original.

    • Erin

      I’m glad you’re a fellow Disney fan. The classics are my wheelhouse, too, though I have a soft spot for Finding Nemo. I cannot wait to see Dory’s movie, too!

  6. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    What a cool looking layered treat! I could go for that this weekend, when it is supposed to be 100+ here.

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Dorothy! It’s supposed to be equally hot here, and it’s the perfect desert to enjoy as you cool down. The best part is it’s not too heavy!

  7. Sheena

    Pineapple and blackberry is such a great flavor combo! We’d love to make these on a hot summer day!

    • Erin

      It really is, Sheena! I hope they keep y’all cool on a hot summer day!

  8. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Love these layered, frosty treats! Great combo of flavors. I might need a few — supposed to be hot, hot, hot here in Phoenix soon! 🙂

  9. Krista

    I love your fruit combination! Sounds so good!

  10. carrie @ frugal foodie mama

    Oh, what a fun idea! 🙂 We LOVE Finding Nemo in this house & can’t wait to see Finding Dory. And these parfaits look delicious & perfect for summertime.

  11. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen

    Love these Erin! The flavors sound wonderful together. Perfect treat to celebrate the movie!

  12. Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    Oh my gosh! That Dory in the coffee pot is hilarious! So funny! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Disney. Your parfait is a nice tribute to finding Dory. It looks delicious and the colors are so much fun!

  13. Lauren @ Hall Nesting

    My son is finally at the age where he is interested in movies and I am so glad he is my excuse bc my husband usually laughs at my Disney love. And these parfaits will be the perfect addition to our movie night!

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