Rainbow Fruit Parfait for Pride Month

Happy Pride Month! With the impending summer heat of June, a Rainbow Fruit Parfait is just the thing to cool down your Pride Month celebrations. Layers of vibrant, fresh fruit arranged in a rainbow gradient meet a creamy yogurt topping and a bit of sweetness from honey and granola garnishes. Keep the party going with this light refreshment, brimming with berries, oranges, pineapples, and kiwis. Customize your choice of fruits to reflect any pride rainbow. For instance, use blueberries, pink grapefruit, and pears to make the transgender pride flag. 

How the Rainbow Became Associated with Pride Month

The vibrant rainbow wasn’t always the iconic symbol of Pride Month we know it to be today. In 1978, artist Gilbert Baker designed the first rainbow flag for the LGBTQIA+ community. Baker envisioned a symbol that celebrated diversity and hope, much like the rainbow itself appearing after a storm. The original flag consisted of eight colors, each with a specific meaning. However, production limitations led to the familiar six-stripe version we see today. Despite this change, the core message lives on. It has become a powerful emblem of LGBTQIA+ pride, a beacon of inclusivity, and a celebration of the beautiful spectrum of identities within the community.

Rainbow Fruit Parfait for Pride Month Recipe

Makes 2 servings

Rainbow Fruit Parfait Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 2 kiwis, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup whipped topping
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Granola for garnish

Fruit Parfait Preparation Instructions

  1. Slice and chop strawberries, orange, pineapple, and kiwis.
  2. Layer fruit in a rainbow pattern starting with blackberries at the bottom and strawberries on top. (This is where your ROY G BIV knowledge will come in handy)
  3. Mix plain greek yogurt and whipped topping together and add to the top of your parfait. 
  4. Drizzle honey and top with your favorite granola for a refreshing, rainbow treat.

Tips for Picking the Ripest Fruit

Choosing the ripest fruit can be a game-changer for any recipe. You’ll want to engage all your senses in this process. Pay attention to vibrant colors without blemishes, a sweet, fresh fragrance, and gentle give without being mushy. Some fruits like kiwi can ripen further at home while others like pineapple don’t ripen after they have been picked. In the case of pineapples, you can ensure you choose a ripe one from the start by looking for a golden yellow rind, especially at the base, with some green patches throughout. 

Wrap Up

We hope your Pride Month celebration is filled with as much vibrancy and joy as our Rainbow Fruit Parfait brings. By picking the ripest fruits and honoring the legacy of the rainbow flag, you can make sure your pride celebration is an aesthetic and tasty one.

Story and Recipe by Kylie Thomas / Photography by Jeff Swensen

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