The great thing about these parfaits is they can be assembled and ready in no time. Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact ingredients called for; any type of cookie and ice cream you have on hand can work wonderfully together.
Emeril's Late-Night Party Parfaits
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- ½ cup crumbled biscotti cookie crumbs, or other cookie crumbs of choice
- ¼ cup Frangelico or other nut-flavored liqueur
- 2 Tbsp roughly chopped, lightly toasted hazelnuts or walnuts
Remove the ice cream from the freezer to soften slightly, about 5 minutes at room temperature.
Into the bottom of 4 parfait or ice cream dishes, scoop about 2 tablespoons of the vanilla ice cream. Top with about ½ tablespoon of the cookie crumbs and drizzle lightly with 1½ teaspoons of the liqueur. Continue layering the ingredients, ending with liqueur on top.
Serve immediately, garnished with the chopped nuts.
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