Begin with the whipped cream, your “clouds”, for this yummy treat. Whip it into stiff peaks by beating the cream on high speed and slowly adding your ¼ cup of sugar. Make sure it holds its shape well before storing it in the fridge.
To make the “blue sky”, simply follow the directions for making the gelatin by adding 2 cups of boiling water to your 2 packages of powdered gelatin. Once the powder dissolves, add the two cups of ice—this will cause your gelatin to set quickly.
Stir the ice until the gelatin thickens and you’re left with gelatin that’s not fully set, but solidified enough that you can scoop it without it running.
Spoon alternate layers of gelatin and whipped cream into your parfait glass. To make clouds, press a spoonful of whipped cream against the side of the glass, being careful not to smear it. Keep adding layers until you reach the top and you’ll have a yummy concoction sure to cool you off on those hot summer days!
M.L. Gordon has taught a wide range of subjects, from seventh grade drama to college-level English. She has a Master's in secondary education and currently teaches high school language arts in Arizona.