Cook on a Whim: Coconut Kiwi Parfaits

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Coconut kiwi parfaits. Photo by Anita Parris Soule. Courtesy Cook on a Whim.

These parfaits were a truly on-a-whim recipe creation. I had some cans of coconut milk in the fridge and I had a bunch of kiwis, so I decided to make a paleo-friendly, completely sugarless treat.

Despite the indulgent treats I share on my Instagram feed and my blog, Jason and I actually eat pretty healthfully and clean most of the time, especially during these hot months.

This is a cool, totally no-bake/no-cook dessert — or, heck, even a breakfast treat you can whip up in minutes. Use any fruit you have lying around. For this version, I used whipped coconut cream layered with sweet and tart kiwis.

I feel guilty even calling it a recipe.

I just scooped the hard coconut cream from two cans of full-fat, organic coconut milk into a mixing bowl and whipped it with a hand mixer until it was fluffy and smooth. At this point, you could add flavorings like vanilla and a squeeze of honey if you want, but I think coconut milk has a nice natural sweetness all on its own.

Then I just layered the cream into little jars with some chopped and mashed kiwi. That’s it! Really simple, clean and totally good for you.

Coconut Kiwi Parfaits

Ingredients

2 cans full-fat, good-quality (no additives) coconut milk, refrigerated overnight

4 or 5 kiwi fruits, peeled and diced

Instructions

Open cans of coconut milk and scoop just the solid coconut cream into a mixing bowl. Whip with a hand mixer until very light and fluffy like whipped cream. Layer this mixture with kiwi fruits in small jars or bowls. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Photo by Anita Parris Soule. Courtesy Cook on a Whim.
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