Creamy walnut parfait

An ice-cold, refined dessert for the whole family – easy to prepare ahead.


Difficulty: Hard

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 266 / Protein 5g / Carbohydr. 15g / Fat 20g

Ingredients (10 servings)

120 gwalnuts
80 gsugar
2 sheetsgelatin
4egg yolks
50 ghoney
200 mlmilk
1 tspvanilla extract
2 clGrand Marnier
300 mlheavy cream


baking paper, 2 large bowls, plastic wrap, loaf pan (approx. 28 cm / 11 inch), whisk, small frying pan, hand mixer with beaters, cooking spoon, rubber spatula, cutting board, small sauce pan, knife, small bowl

Wine Tip

Scheurebe late harvest wine, sweet, 2011
With its fine, natural sweetness, this wine harmonizes very well with the creamy walnut taste. The expressive body makes for a long lasting taste sensation.

Step 1

Creamy walnut parfait

Roughly chop walnuts.

cutting board, knife

120 g walnuts

Step 2

Creamy walnut parfait

Caramelize sugar in a frying pan until amber colored. Next, add chopped walnuts and stir into the caramel.

small frying pan, cooking spoon

80 g sugar

Step 3

Creamy walnut parfait

Spread caramelized nuts onto a sheet of parchment paper and leave to cool. Then roughly chop again.

parchment paper, knife

Step 4

Creamy walnut parfait

Soften gelatin in cold water.

small bowl

2 sheets gelatin

Step 5

Creamy walnut parfait

Whisk egg yolks and honey together until fluffy. Stir in Grand Marnier and a pinch of salt.

large bowl, hand mixer with beaters

4 egg yolks / 50 g honey / 2 cl Grand Mranier / salt

Step 6

Creamy walnut parfait

Boil milk and vanilla extract in a small sauce pan. Remove the softened gelatin from the water and add to the hot milk. Stir until gelatin has dissolved.

whisk, small sauce pan

200 ml milk / 1 tsp vanilla extract

Step 7

Creamy walnut parfait

Next, stir the hot milk into the egg mixture with a whisk. Leave the mixture to cool down to room temperature for approx. 1 hour.


Step 8

Creamy walnut parfait

Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Mix the chopped, caramelized walnuts into the parfait mixture and carefully fold in whipped cream.

hand mixer with beaters, rubber spatula

300 ml heavy cream

Step 9

Creamy walnut parfait

Put the mixture into a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours.

plastic wrap, loaf pan

Step 10

Creamy walnut parfait

Allow the parfait to defrost slightly before serving. Use the plastic wrap to remove from the pan and cut into slices to serve.