Myers+Chang – Vanilla Bean Parfait with Orange Granita


“Over the years, we’ve probably gotten no fewer than 1000 comment cards singing the praises of this parfait as a “wicked good” interpretation of the creamsicle. I didn’t grow up eating typical Americana dessert fare and have never had a creamsicle, so I’m not quite sure what inspired me to make this. A large plate of oranges was considered a dessert in my household. That wasn’t going to fly at Myers + Chang (I have my pastry chef reputation to maintain after all) so I married fresh orange ice with vanilla bean parfait (essentially an ice cream made without an ice cream maker). And if you are a fan of the creamsicle, apparently you are going to love this. There are a gazillion ways to plate it to make it pretty, fun, or whimsical. It is creamy and refreshing and the perfect way to end a big Asian feast.” – Joanne Chang. Chef & Co-owner, Myers+Chang.

Recipe contains eggs and dairy.



This recipe gives back to the Bostonians in Need Meal Fund.

“Help us help our fellow Bostonians in need! We are accepting donations to provide meals for Boston area hospitals, shelters, and soup kitchens. With your help we can provide meals for MGH, BMC, Tufts, Pine Street Inn, Women’s Lunch Place, and more.” – Joanne Chang


Before Joanne Chang entered the world of professional cooking, she worked in the world of business professionals as a management consultant. An honors graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics, this pastry chef can execute both mathematical and baking formulas with equal ease. Lucky for us, she decided to stick with the culinary arts.

Joanne is the chef and co-owner of Flour Bakery + Café, with nine locations in the Boston area, and a restaurant, Myers + Chang with her husband and business partner Christopher Myers. She was the recipient of the 2016 James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker. She also authored five cookbooks: Flour, Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe; Flour, too: Indispensable Recipes for the Café’s Most Loved Sweets & Savories; Baking with Less Sugar; Myers + Chang at Home; and Pastry Love, a Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes.


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Boston, MA 02118

Food photo credit: Kristen Teig

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myers+chang vanilla bean parfait with orange granita
Myers+Chang – Vanilla Bean Parfait with Orange Granita