What was your favorite type of ice cream sundae as a child? Mine used to be banana split. My favorite dessert right now is raw vegan cheesecake. So why not combine both desserts and turn them into a Banana Split Cheesecake Parfait? This dessert is creamy, crunchy, sweet and refreshing all at the same time!
Banana Split Cheesecake Parfait [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]
- 1 cup of white almonds
- ½ cup of dates, pitted and finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs
- 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon of Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt
- 1 cup of cashews
- 1 ½ medium ripe banana, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon of liquid sweetener of your choice (date paste, maple syrup, coconut nectar…)
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- Banana slices
- Goji berries
- Extra cacao nibs (or chocolate chips)
- Put your almonds in a small food processor fitted with an S-blade and process until roughly ground.
- Add the dates and process again until well combined.
- Now add your cacao nibs, vanilla extract and salt. Process again for several seconds to mix it all together. Set this aside in a bowl while you make your banana cream.
- Put your cashews in your small food processor and process until finely ground.
- Put the banana, sweetener, lemon juice, vanilla extract and cashew flour in a blender. Make sure the soft and liquid ingredients stay close to the blades. And then… blend until smooth.
- Fill each serving bowl with some cacao nib almond crumble.
- Top the crumble with a large spoonful of banana cream.
- Add banana slices (or other fresh or dried fruits if you wish).
- Top with more banana cream and cacao nib almond crumble.
- Garnish with goji berries and cacao nibs. Or how about some raw vegan chocolate chips?
- Put this parfait in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or in the freezer for 10 minutes to cool down – or just dive in immediately.
This almond crumble will stay fresh for at least 3 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator; the banana cream for 3 days or longer. Not a big fan of banana? Just replace it with another type of fruit, like berries or pear. Those combine really well with cacao too.