I came up with this recipe the other day when I went to the strawberry festival a few weeks ago and they had……NO STRAWBERRIES. WTH man?! I was so disappointed!! So I went to the store and bought some strawberries. I wish I would have waited to get them from the farmer’s market because look at these beauties!!
I suppose I’ll have to buy them there next time…because I’ll definitely be making this parfait again! It’s so simple, yet delicious. Not to mention, it’s a great summer dessert, because you’re really only using the stove for less than 10 minutes.
Put your compote in the fridge to cool off, and ground up your graham crackers. I just stuck mine in a plastic bag and went over it with a rolling pin. You don’t want it to be a powder, but not too big.
Now for the whipped coconut creme, it couldn’t be easier! You want to stick your FULL FAT coconut can in the fridge (using a low fat one won’t work) for a little bit. Open your can, and scoop the solid creme at the top out. Whip it up in a kitchen aid, or hand held mixer until it’s fluffy and light. I add a little vanilla extract and about 1/4 cup powdered sugar, but you don’t need to add it.
Now to assemble! I put a layer of graham crackers, and the coconut creme, then the strawberries. I continued until the cream was gone, and then put a few strawberries on top and sprinkled some of the graham crackers on top.
I wish I had more strawberries because I so want to eat one of these right now!
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