Paradise Sunset Parfaits

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Vegan Paradise Sunset Parfaits ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” Crowfoot

These Paradise Sunset Parfaits are a great summertime treat from Hannah Kaminsky’s yummy cookbook Vegan Desserts, page 96. There are so many layers in this sunset. From bottom to top: caramelized pineapple, mango mousse, macerated (boozy) raspberries, and vegan whipped cream. This nice, cool dessert would taste great at any time of day, not just at sunset! ;)

Parfait Fact: The word parfait is French and literally means “something perfect.”

13 thoughts on “Paradise Sunset Parfaits

  1. The photo stood out great with the blog theme colors, a slash of red and yellow here and there! Can you tell me basically the technique for caramelized pineapple? The mango mousse sounds oh so fantastic! I’ll bet I could do that with coconut cream.

    • Greetings HSD! Thank you very much for your kind words, you are so sweet. :) The caramelized pineapple is delicious and easy to prepare. You just need to melt 1T margarine or coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Then stir in 1/3 c. brown sugar and stir until dissolved. And finally, you add 2 c. cubed pineapple and cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to caramelize the pineapple and cook off the excess liquid. I’ll bet you’re right too, making the mango mousse with coconut cream would be absolutely deelish!

      Also, in your honor I have just added a “Grain-Free” tag to Vegetate, which I’ve just tagged all of my previous grain-free posts with, and will tag all future grain-free posts with:

      http://vegetate.us/tag/grain-free

      Thanks again!
      ~ L

    • Wowie, hello Hannah, wonderful creator of this delicious recipe!!! Thank you so much for checking out my Paradise Sunset Parfait post. It means a lot to me that you take the time to peruse Vegetate. :) Your parfait recipe was mindblowingly delicious and I’ll be making it again soon!

  2. What a lovely and yummy-looking dessert! I think I’d be too lazy to make all those layers, but as another commenter said, the mango mousse alone would be wonderful. Love the photo with the bamboo spoon for that fun, tropical look!

    • Hi Celeste! You always leave such sweet comments, thank you. :) The mango mousse would have definitely been great solo, and the other layers were surprisingly simple to put together. Thanks for your comment about the photo. Initially I was worried that it looked a bit sparse compared to my other snaps. ;)

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