Parfaits are delicious. In the United States, parfait can mean one of two things. The first is the traditional French dessert that is a frozen dessert made from sugar syrup, egg, cream, and liqueur. It’s like a boozy, high-end ice cream. The second version of parfait is the American version, made by layering ice cream, yogurt, or gelatin with fresh fruit and granola in a tall ice cream sundae glass.
The best part about an American parfait is the different textures you get in every bite, thanks to the layers. If you’re trying to eat more plant-based foods, don’t worry! You don’t have to miss out on parfaits because not only can we find dairy-free yogurt and ice cream in grocery stores, we can also make our own dairy-free yogurt and ice cream!
May 1st is National Chocolate Parfait Day, so let’s celebrate that love with these 5 chocolatey parfaits that are delicious, easy-to-make, and dairy-free!
1. Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Parfait
This Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Parfait is absolutely delicious. It’s composed by a simple raw vegan peanut butter chocolate mousse, totally creamy, a raw and vegan brownie and it’s topped up with some coconut whipped cream. Its flavors are transcendent and tt’s super-mega simple to make. The mousse only requires 4 ingredients and the coconut whipped cream needs only one. And it’s no-bake!
We’re always up for having dessert for breakfast and this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Parfait is a guilt-free way to indulge in something sweet in the morning. It’s full of nutritious ingredients like chia seeds in place of cream and a no-bake cookie dough made from almond flour, quinoa flakes, almond butter, coconut oil, and a hint of maple syrup. The cookie dough bites are layered between two layers of a yogurt-chia mixture. Basically, each bite of this decadent breakfast is good for you! Which means no sugar crashes, no guilt, and no reaching for that unhealthy snack when you get to work.
Do you love banana splits, cheesecake, and parfait and have you ever had trouble deciding between the three? Even if you haven’t, this Banana Split Cheesecake Parfait needs to be on your must-make list. This dessert is creamy, crunchy, sweet and refreshing all at the same time! If you’re a chocolate-lover, be sure to pile on the cacao nibs and then dig in!
This super-yummy Hazelnut Chocolate Parfait takes only five ingredients to make. How about that? It’s also free of processed sugar, so not only is buying the ingredients not going to break the bank, but it’s also a relatively healthier treat! It’s made by layering a luscious hazelnut cream with chocolate cream, with a sprinkling of hazelnuts and chopped almonds on top for crunch!
This dessert looks incredibly rich, decadent and delicious (which it is!), but don’t let that deter you if you’re trying to stick to healthier treats. Free of refined sugar or any mysterious additives like so many other desserts out there, this Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cream Parfait will satisfy your sweet tooth while treating your body a bit better in the process.
These parfaits are all so easy to make, you may as well try them all!
Lead image source: Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Parfait