Fresh Berry Parfaits with Spiced Coconut Cream

a close-up of a creamy parfait topped with berries
Prep Time: 
10 minutes, plus 2 hours soak time
Number of Servings: 
4 parfaits


  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked in filtered water for 2 hours
  • 12 cup unsweetened canned coconut milk
  • 2 tsp sweetener of your choice (maple syrup, agave nectar)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups berries (raspberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries)


  • High-speed blender or food processor
  • 4 parfait glasses


    1. Purée soaked cashews, coconut milk, sweetener, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla extract in a high-speed blender or food processor until smooth. If mixture is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency is reached.
    2. Divide 14 of the coconut cream between each of four parfait glasses. Layer 14 of the fruit over each layer of coconut cream.
    3. Repeat process until all coconut cream and fruit has been used and each parfait glass has four layers—two of coconut cream and two of fruit.
    Nutrition Info: 
    One parfait: 291 Calories, 8 g Protein, 21 g Carbohydrates, 7 g Total sugars (2 g Added sugars), 5 g Fiber, 22 g Total fat (8 g sat), 9 mg Sodium, ★★★ Magnesium, Phosphorus, ★★ Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K


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