The word Parfait comes originally from French, meaning ‘perfect’ and appears in everyday use in English around 1890. The definition of a Parfait depends on how formal you want to be in the description, so, here are few definitions.
The Traditional Definition Of A Parfait
The traditional Parfait is a frozen dessert made with cream, eggs, and sugar.
The American Definition
The American approach is a looser approach to the Parfait is often some form of ice cream or other daily (e.g., Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, etc.) layered variety fruits, syrups, cereals, nuts and whipped cream.