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Pomegranate Dessert; Mini Vanilla Parfaits

A super easy pomegranate dessert parfait recipe with silky vanilla pudding.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 142.9kcal
Author: Amira


  • 2 cups whole milk.
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar or to taste.*
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 1/4 cup corn starch.
  • 1 (3oz) package strawberry jello.
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds.


  • Whipping cream for garnishing.


  • In a saucepan over medium heat pour 1 1/2 cup of milk, sugar and vanilla extract and mix well together until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Heat milk for 5-7 minutes until it starts to bubble around the edges.
  • Meanwhile, mix corn starch well in the remaining milk then pour into the saucepan.
  • Continue stirring and cooking the pudding until it thickens, will take about 1.5 minute.
  • Divide the vanilla mixture into 8 (4oz) dessert cups or ramekins.
  • Let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Prepare jello:

  • Dissolve the packet in 1 cup of boiling water then add 1 cup of cold water and mix everything well.
  • Take the ramekins out of the fridge, put about 2 heaping teaspoons ( more or less if you like) of pomegranate seeds on top of the vanilla pudding.
  • Now pour the jello carefully over the pomegranate, refrigerate for two hours or until jello is completely set.
  • Serve cold with whipping cream on top.
  • Enjoy.


* I’ve found that 1/2 cup is too sweet and 1/4 cup is barely enough so I went for 1/3 cup.
Nutrition Facts
Pomegranate Dessert; Mini Vanilla Parfaits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142.9 Calories from Fat 21
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.3g4%
Sodium 31.1mg1%
Potassium 100.5mg3%
Carbohydrates 27.9g9%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3.3g7%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 142.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.9g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 31.1mg | Potassium: 100.5mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 0.1mg