Mixed Berry Parfait

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I have been wanting to do a parfait for a while now.  Who doesn’t like a parfait?  Creamy and delicious with juicy berries in every bite.  Since we are in the midst of spring, I felt a mixed berry parfait was in order.  Omg you guys!  This mixed berry parfait was out of this world good.  If you like desserts with berries, you may also like my strawberry creme truffles or my strawberry tart.

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Food photography can be tough sometimes.  Here I thought I was putting everything in so carefully, but it still didn’t come out with the beautiful layers. Live and learn I guess.  I promise you that this mixed berry parfait is delicious!  I made the nuts ahead of time.  If you don’t like pecans, you can probably use another nut in it’s place.  The vanilla bean cream is to die for!  I felt that it really didn’t need any sweetener.  The vanilla beans give it a hint of sweetness.  Also, if you are not a fan of coconut milk, you can probably use heavy whipping cream in place of it.

Mixed Berry Parfait

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A lighter dessert perfect for spring!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a bowl, mix the pecans, maple syrup and salt. Make sure everything is coated well.
  • Spread the nuts onto a lined baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, stopping halfway through to shake the pan. Let the nuts cool.
  • Make sure your un-opened can of coconut milk has been chilling overnight in the fridge. Open the can and scoop out the fatty white part. Put it in a mixing bowl with the vanilla. Using a whipping attachment, whip the coconut into a cream. This should take a few minutes.
  • Once the coconut milk is whipped into a cream, you are ready to assemble the parfaits.
  • I started with a layer of cream, then a layer of nuts , more cream, and top it with fruit. You can really assemble them any way you like. I also think these would be just as good without the the nuts.

These parfaits will probably keep 4 days in the fridge. More if you keep the fruit and cream separate until you are ready to eat them. Enjoy!

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16 thoughts on “Mixed Berry Parfait

  1. Oh yum. Yummity yum yum. Love the idea of the nut layer, usually I tend not to see those in parfaits. Just got a big box of strawberries too:D (And why am I not following you on Twitter?? I keep just *thinking* that I’ve followed people and it turns out I haven’t and have missed a hundred recipes, its ridiculous XD)

  2. Hi Melissa,

    This sounds really good! Just had a question about the coconut cream. In the cans that I buy, the cream and the coconut water are already seperated (without chilling). But the fatty white cream om top is quite thick and stiff. Is this still possible to whip you guess?

    Thanks

    1. I have always had to refrigerate mine, but if yours is already separated, then you might be able to just use without refrigerating it.

  3. Yum! Will definitely try this! Where did you get those cool mason jar mugs? I’m sure everyone will be wondering.

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