Fresh berries, homemade coconut whipped cream and crunchy granola get layered to create these light and refreshing Simple Vegan Berries and Cream Parfaits!
We love berries in our house!
Especially during the summer months when they are in season.
We love strawberries on top of Vegan Strawberry ShortCake.
We love turning them into Berry Compote.
Or for a really simple, yet decadent dessert, I love to whip up these Simple Berries and Cream Parfaits!
What's not to love about creamy Coconut Milk Whipped Cream layered with fresh, seasonal berries and homemade granola?!
I know you guys will love this simple, yet delicious dessert!
Let me show you how to make it.
What is a Parfait?
Before we jump into this simple recipe, you may need a little refresher on what a parfait actually is.
A parfait is an originally French dessert that consists of layers of custard and fruit. It's often served in a tall glass with a long spoon.
Americans have adapted parfaits to include ice cream, whipped cream or yogurt which are layered with fruit and other foods such as granola.
Ingredients You'll Need for Berries and Cream Parfaits
There is no right or wrong when it comes to making parfaits.
You really can use whatever fruit you have on hand.
We personally love the combination of berries, cream and granola, but get creative and use whatever you desire!
To replicate these simple berries and cream parfaits, however, you'll need the following ingredients:
- Berries (whatever you have access to, fresh if possible!)
- Coconut Milk Whipped Cream
- Granola (or any other crunchy topping of choice)
Instead of granola you could also use broken up cookies or cake or granola bars.
The possibilities are endless!
How to Make Parfaits
Parfaits are really easy to make, especially if you utilize seasonal fruit and store-bought items.
In today's simple vegan berries and cream parfaits, you'll simply be layering coconut milk whipped cream, berries and granola in whatever order you desire, to create a vibrant, layered affect!
- Step 1: Place some fresh berries in a tall (or short!) clear glass.
- Step 2: Dollop some homemade coconut milk whipped cream on top.
- Step 3: Sprinkle on some homemade granola.
- Step 4: Continue this process until you have as many layers as desired.
- Step 5: Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.)
- Homemade Coconut Milk Whipped Cream
I didn't give any specific measurements because I want you to layer the ingredients to you liking! If you like more fruit, use more fruit. If you enjoy extra crunch, add more granola. If you like things extra creamy, be generous with the Coconut Milk Whipped Cream!
*Any extra Coconut Milk Whipped Cream can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for a few days.