Parfait means “perfect” in French, but is also one of those ice cream terms that happen to mean different things in different parts of the world. In continental Europe, “parfait” denotes a frozen, ice cream-like dessert made with an unusually high amount of cream. Unlike “ordinary” ice creams, European parfaits are traditionally still-frozen (i e should not be churned, not even by hand). This means that they are perfect whenever you need a frozen dessert but lack an ice cream machine!
Let us stay with the European influences and prepare a parfait based on the world-famous Swiss Toblerone chocolate – in its most typical form made up of milk chocolate flavoured with honey, nougat and almond.