Friday, September 19, 2008

Tropical Parfait

Pin It Normally you see this type of parfaits with a medley of berries, but it can be done with pretty much any type of fruits.

The mango I used was really ripe and sweet, just perfect for this kind of recipe. If the mangoes are not quite ripe, it might be better to wait a day or so to make the parfaits.

Coconut-Mango Parfait Recipe:
from the Martha Stewart website

2 cups plain yogurt
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 ripe medium mango, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup sweetened coconut, lightly toasted *

*To toast the coconut, place it on a baking tray and toast it in the oven at low temperature. Be careful so it doesn't burn. It starts toasting around the edges, so shake the pan every once in a while.

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and maple syrup; set aside. Divide 3/4 cup mango cubes between 4 parfait glasses. Top each with 2 tablespoons of coconut. Place 1/2 cup yogurt in each glass. Divide the remaining 3/4 cup mango between glasses. Garnish each glass with 2 tablespoons coconut.

This is also my entry for this month's edition of Weekend Wokking, hosted by Precious Pea. The secret ingredient for September was coconut!


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Yet another gorgeous parfait!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Did you hear my intake of breath as I opened this post?

Gorgeous! I want some right now and I don't want to wait. Yum :P

ps Your entry is up on the No Croutons Required September roundup, along with the voting poll.

Good Luck

Wandering Chopsticks said...


So funny! I was salivating over the yummy photos. I love mangoes and it's been such a disappointing mango season this year. :( Saw the addition of coconut and thought of what a great entry this would be for Weekend Wokking. And what do I see? It is! :P

Thanks so much for participating with such a gorgeous entry.

Rita said...

Thanks Veggie Girl!

Holler, this dessert is super fast to make, so you don't have to wait long!

WC - Thanks so much, I find the WW challenges very fun to participate!

Precious Pea said...

Wow! Looks really good and so 'tropical'!

test it comm said...

Those look good! Nice photos.

Rita said...

Thanks Precious Pea!
Thanks Kevin

LianneK said...

layering is one of my favourite way to enjoy dessert too and yours are unique and looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

These parfaits definitely look maouth-watering! I'd love some right now! :)

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