Zesty lemon curd is layered with a creamy vanilla honey “cream” and berries for a delightful summer treat. The cream is made out of coconut milk and cashews as the base. This makes a great dairy free parfait.
This is based off of a dessert I made for my sister’s wedding. I was hoping to share some photos from the wedding with this recipe, but her photographer is traveling right now so I haven’t received the photos yet. But regardless, the parfaits were a big hit at the wedding! I used blueberries and a whipped cream filling for the wedding and it turned out quite well! This is our home version. Full of good for you coconut oil, berries and tangy lemon curd.
Lemon Curd and Honey Vanilla Cream Berry Parfait (Dairy Free)- Serves 4-6
Honey Vanilla Cream Yield 2 cups
- 1 cup of cashews, soaked in water for a couple of hours (at least one hour, not more than 6 or so) and rinsed and drained
¼ cup of coconut oil
1/4-1/2 cup of honey
1 1/3 cup of full fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Dash of salt
1-In a food processor or powerful blender, process the cashews, coconut oil, and honey until smooth. Scrap down the sides as needed.
2-Add the coconut milk, salt and vanilla and blend again. Taste test and add more sweetener if desired.
Tangy Lemon Curd
- 3 large eggs
1/4 -1/3 cup of honey
Grated zest of one lemon (I used about 1 tablespoon)
1/2 cup of lemon juice
6 tablespoons virgin coconut oil (or you could use ghee or butter).
1-In a medium stainless steel or enamel saucepan, whisk together the first three ingredients until light colored.
2-Add the the coconut oil, breaking it into small clumps as you drop it into the pot for even melting. Then add the lemon juice.
3-Cook, whisking over medium heat until the coconut oil is melted. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens and you start to see a few bubbles popping at the surface.
4-Remove from heat, and scrape into a fine sieve set over a bowl. Strain the curd, gently stirring if needed.
5-Refrigerate for several hours to thicken. Will keep about one week in the refrigerator.
Berries of choice
Layer in small cups or parfait/ice cream bowls. Enjoy!
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