Blueberry and Sweet Cherry Parfaits

Happy 4th of July!

The weather has been very hot which is why I think there are not any more strawberries at the local orchard.  This kind of put a damper on my plans to make something patriotic for the holiday.  However, I found the next best red fruit:  sweet cherries.

The sweet cherries at Strite’s are amazing.  They are very sweet and juicy.  If you have never tried sweet cherries, you are missing out.

Now, I am going to let you in on a little secret:  I am not a fan of fresh blueberries.  I like blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, and the blueberry pudding dessert my grandma makes.  The latter is a family recipe and is more cake-like than pudding.  Fresh blueberries are just iffy to me.  I never know if they’re going to be sweet or sour.

The dish I made does have fresh blueberries, but when paired with the coconut whipped cream and sweet cherries, they balance out the dish.

Blueberry and Sweet Cherry Parfait

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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A red, white, and blue treat to celebrate Independence Day.

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Ingredients

  • 1 can coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup sweet cherries
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

  1. Separate the coconut cream from the liquid.  Beat the cream, honey, and vanilla on high until it is thick and fluffy.
  2. Halve the cherries and remove the pits.
  3. In four dishes, layer the blueberries, whipped cream, and cherries.  Top with more whipped cream.  Enjoy!

 

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