Ocean Spray Summer Parfait Recipe and a Giveaway!

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Ocean Spray. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*561101_364625856914390_1747836773_a

It is summer time, which means time for some great summer drinks on a hot day! We are big fans of Ocean Spray and all of their delicious juice options on the shelves. This month, Ocean Sprays is on a mission to find and celebrate a person whose selfless attitude and giving spirit is making his/her community better.

Do you know someone who would be perfect to win the Ocean Spray Sun-sational Awards? If so, head to Ocean Spray’s Facebook page to nominate a friend, relative or community member for the chance to give (and receive for yourselves!) a sun-sational summer getaway, compliments of Ocean Spray’s latest juice drinks, CranlLemonade™ and JetBlue. How does that sound?? Oh did I mention the nominator also receives a fabulous summer getaway!

Here is the schedule for submissions and voting for the Ocean Spray Sun-sational Awards:

Today – June 7: Nominations open at www.Facebook.com/OceanSpray

  • ·         June 7: Submission deadline
  • ·         June 28: Finalists announced; video profiles featured on Facebook
  • ·         June 28 – July 11: Fan voting
  • ·         July 12: Grand prize winner announced; winner (and nominator) receive sunny getaway anywhere in the continental U.S. (see Official Rules for complete details)

Screen Shot 2013-06-02 at 3.24.07 PM I highly recommend entering for this fabulous chance to win In the meantime, be sure to check out these great Ocean Spray recipes seen here :Cosmo PopsCran-Lemonade Parfaits, and Stuffed Cran-Lemonade Cupcakes. Perfect for summer!

I decided to make the Cran-Lemonade Parfaits for a great, summer snack for my family. It was so easy to do and tasted absolutely wonderful. Here is the recipe, with some alterations from the original,  if you are interested:

Ingredients: 1 cup one percent milk

3/4 cup Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Lemonade Juice Drink- We used Diet Cranberry Lime.

1 (1 ounce) package instant sugar-free lemon pudding mix

1/3 cup Ocean Spray Craisins® Dried Cranberries
1 cup fat-free non-dairy whipped topping

Can use granola if you like for garnishings.


In a small  bowl, whisk milk, lemonade and pudding mix 2 minutes or until it turns thick.

Put 1/4 cup pudding mixture into bottom of four 1-cup  jars or cups; let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until pudding has firmed up.

Top each with 3 teaspoons Craisins and 3 tablespoons whipped topping. Repeat layers, dividing ingredients evenly among the cup. Garnish with additional granola and Craisins if you like.summer parfait

Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 4 (1 cup) servings

This was such a delicious desert to make and a very healthy desert without all the extra calories!summer parfait



Be sure to check out all the great Ocean Spray recipes today and enter their Facebook contest today!!


Giveaway: One winner will receive one bottle of Cran-Lemonade and one Ocean Spray drink shaker.

For this giveaway, tell me who you would nominate for the Ocean Spray award and why? Please put comments in comment section proceeding this post. For an additional +2 entry, tweet about this giveaway mentioning @oceansprayinc and @dentistmel. Can be done daily but put all comments below. Good luck! Ends 6/21. US only.

Be Sociable, Share!


  1. says

    I would nominate my parents! They need a break and could use time away to enjoy for themselves. They always know how to make the day brighter, putting others before themselves and just being so positive. Recipe looks delicious!

  2. Jenna Wood says

    It’s terrible, but I don’t really know anyone in this community too well. If I could nominate someone in another community it would be my friend Mary for all her work with the local teen outreach center.

    askandilltell86 at aol

  3. says

    I’m seriously craving from cran-lemonade now! Need to see if I can create my own before my next trip to the store. It sounds delish. – Katy

  4. says

    Oh my goodness! I never thought to use this in such a unique recipe! I have got to try this out! It looks so delicious! I love the Cranberry Lemonade flavor!

  5. Heather Manu says

    I would nominate my sister, she is always doing service work and helping out at events like the special olympics.

  6. says

    I used to make cranberry vodka martinis a lot, and Ocean Spray was my bestie! I don’t drink anymore simply because I am just too busy being a mom to drink, but if I ever do again, I will definitely be buying the Cran to go with it!

  7. says

    I would nominate my kid’s school principal! He takes so much time to personally know every single one of the students by name. He doesn’t hide out in his office doing discipline. He focuses on building a quality relationship with the kids so he can actually help them. Be a friend and not someone to fear. Our kids are always smiling when they see him. He definitely brightens people’s days!

  8. says

    I’d nominate my friend Kathy. She’s been a teacher for 20-some years and has such a great relationship with her students. She also coaches just because she loves to give kids the opportunity to perform in sports.

  9. Emi says

    who you would nominate for the Ocean Spray award and why? I would nominate our day care provider – she is really great with kids and does a lot of projects with youth and the elderly.

  10. sandra davis says

    i would nominate my sister because she is always doing fund raisers for the childrens hospital here.

  11. Lydia Harpe says

    I would nominate my mom: she loves cranberry juice and she’s just an amazing person in general!

  12. kristen m says

    I would nominate my mom because no matter what happens she just keeps on going!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  13. Lisa R says

    I would nominate my daughter for all her achievements which is hard with autism

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  14. says

    Drat, I’m too late to nominate but I would have picked my boss. She has started tons of special needs programming in our community :)

  15. says

    I would nominate my mom because she is such a caring and kind hearted individual. She is active member of our church and is always participating in church events. She also helps out at the local food bank. She thirdly watches my son for free while my husband and I are away at work.

  16. Ani says

    I’d nominate my middle child who is always helpful and fun and always thinking of ways to improve things.

  17. amy tolley says

    i would nominate my family they are my greatest support and are always there for my my three kids and wonderful husband…thanks

  18. says

    My son’s first grade gifted class teacher is definitely the perfect person for this award – she is always smiling and spreading happiness wherever she goes.

  19. Margot C says

    I would nominate my mother in law I feel a sigh of relief and joy every time I hear her voice (bless her heart!)

  20. ALPA says

    I would nominate my best friend as she is always there for me whenever i need her and we have been friends for a decade now :)

  21. Robin Wilson says

    I would nominate my aunt who is one of the most generous people I have ever known. She is so generous with her time, help and at times financially to everyone she knows. She has helped numerous friends and family members during times of health, personal and spiritual crisis without asking or wanting anything in return.

  22. Danielle Porter says

    I would nominate my mom. She is always happy even when things are hard! Always giving out hugs and encouragement to everyone!

  23. MaryAnn says

    My mom is the most selfless person I know. What she does day in and day out working for Hospice is something a lot of people can’t handle. She always makes everyone around her feel amazing.

  24. Brittney House says

    My grandmother who has been volunteering her time, since she retired from work, at homeless shelters, schools and nursing homes.

  25. Laurie Emerson says

    I would nominate my sister Amy. She not only works full time, raises 3 little ones but also volunteers at our local homeless shelter each week. She has also helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity. She does this all so humbly and always with a smile which can light up your day.

  26. Jennifer Reed says

    I would nominate my mother who always finds time to help others even though she is one of the busiest people I know.

  27. susan smoaks says

    i would nominate my mom because she is so dedicated to helping others and she is very kind and generous too!

  28. kelly mcgrew says

    my boyufriend because he has the best of intentions with everyone, he’s a people pleaser and is so caring.

  29. brandi hawn says

    there is a lady that lives in my neighborhood and she walks around everyday and picks up the trash she finds on the side of our roads which really makes our neighborhood look much nicer :) brandi hawn dontdwell311@yahoo.com

  30. Jena says

    I would nominate my best friend and name sharer! She is such a light in my life and lifts me up all the time!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>