Melon White Chocolate Shortcake Parfaits

Since it is August, it is the perfect time for melons, specifically honey dew melon and cantaloupe.  As I have said before, these are my husbands favorite fruits and we always like to buy them when they are in season.  My grocery store sells them year round, but I always think that they taste the best when they are in season and are fresh.
I decided to make a great summer dessert using honey dew and cantaloupe.  One of my favorite summer desserts is strawberry shortcake.  I love the taste of the strawberries with the pound cake and whipped cream.  I decided to combine melons with pound cake and whip cream to create a melon shortcake.  I added some white chocolate chips and made it in a parfait or trifle form.
These Melon White Chocolate Shortcake Parfaits were fantastic and were a great summer treat.  I really loved the combination of the honey dew melon and cantaloupe with the pound cake, whipped cream, and white chocolate chips.  They all tasted great together.  I made two bigger parfaits, but these can be made into 4 smaller parfaits as well.  I also used fat free whipped cream to make it a little healthier, but feel free to use any kind that you want.  These are the perfect end of summer treat and I hope that you enjoy them!


Melon White Chocolate Shortcake Parfaits

Melon White Chocolate Shortcake Parfaits


  • 4 slices pound cake, cubed
  • 1 cup honey dew, chopped
  • 1 cup cantaloupe, chopped
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 1/2 cups white chocolate chips


  1. Place a slice of cubed pound cake into the bottom of the 2 parfait glasses. 
  2. Spoon 1/4 cup of both the honey dew and cantaloupe over the pound cake in each individual glass.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips on top of the fruit in each individual glass.  
  4. Add 1/2 cup of whipped cream on top of the white chocolate chips in each individual glass
  5. Repeat each layer.  


The recipe is for 2 large parfaits but you can also make 4 smaller parfaits.

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  1. This looks so delicious and it’s a healthy desert too, I love it!


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