Coconut Mango Parfaits
Need a simple, low-fuss dessert for a casual backyard barbecue? These delicious tropical parfaits are just the ticket-make the custard the night before, and you can assemble the parfaits moments before serving
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Dietary Considerationpeanut free, soy free, tree nut free
Type of Dishdessert
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1½ cups heavy cream, divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- 1¼ cups sweetened flaked coconut
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 12 to 16 gingersnap or shortbread cookies, crumbled
- 1 large, ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
- 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
To make the custard, in a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of water.
In a wok over medium-high heat, combine ¾ cup of the cream and the vanilla, sugar, and butter. Add the cornstarch and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the mixture begins to boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the Coconut and sour cream. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
In 4 parfait glasses, layer the crumbled cookies evenly with the custard and mango. Use as many cookies as you’d like, depending on whether you prefer a lot of cookie crunch or just little.
In a mixing bowl, using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer, beat the remaining ½ cup whipping cream with the confectioners’ sugar. Top each parfait with some whipped cream and serve.
2012 Lorna Yee