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This post is a guest post from Annebelle Smolders. Annebelle is 24 years old and lives in Winterthur, Switzerland. She has a full-time job in strategy consulting and loves spending her free time creating vegan recipes for her blog Avobelle. Her main goal is to “veganize” everyday and traditional Swiss dishes, which are mostly full of butter, cheese, etc. and show that plant-based eating poses no restriction in any way and that every dish can be prepared just as well without animal products! Follow along on her Instagram!
When deciding on what recipe to create for my guest post for lovely Gina, it was soon clear to me that it had to be something sweet. After all, we both seem to love cookies and desserts! So I started brainstorming, recipe testing, and, of course, eating. Now I can proudly present you with the result: Delicious coconut mango parfait on a crumble base.
I am aware that the name of this dessert – Coconut Mango Parfait on a crumble base – sounds super fancy. But I promise you, it doesn’t fall short of its name! You’ll find there is a perfect balance between the different layers, with the coconut layer being so deliciously creamy and rich you won’t even be able to tell that it’s vegan. The main contributors to the richness and creaminess are silken tofu and vegan cream cheese. The crumble base, made with nuts, oats, and dates, adds a bit of a crunch and gives the whole thing a cheesecakey feeling. Finally, the refreshingly fruity mango on top balances it all out and adds a pretty pop of color.
The parfait not only tastes, but looks fancy too, don’t you think? In my opinion it’s the perfect dessert to impress guests with (and then watch their faces when you tell them it’s completely vegan and gluten-free!). I’ve already made it for guests once and received wonderful feedback! I like to serve this parfait in small glasses or jars for an even more sophisticated feeling.
Despite all the fanciness, this dessert takes only 30 minutes to prepare and is super easy to make. Basically just throw everything into your blender! This is the kind of dessert that I love most: It looks and tastes like there is a lot of work involved, but in reality, the preparation is quick and easy. This coconut mango parfait on a crumble base is another proof that vegan and gluten-free desserts can be easy, fancy and super delicious all at once! Wishing you happy cooking and eating – enjoy!
Be sure to check out Annebelle’s other healthy and delicious recipes on her blog Avobelle!
** NOTE: This recipe is in grams and has not been tested in cups
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