This simple and quick dessert looks really impressive. It also tastes super decadent, and people will adore you when they try it. What I love about this is how easy it is. There's just something so satisfying to me about tricking people into thinking you spent all day on a dessert when you really only spent a few minutes. I have no idea what that says about me on a personal level, but I get a charge out of pulling the wool over people's eyes on occasion. Don't judge.
I'm a huge cherry fanatic, whether it is cherry season or not. If it's not I'm not above opening a can of pie filling and turning it into a fabulous treat. I love it so much I can often be caught eating it right out of the can, rumour has it there's video but I've never seen it. In my world if you don't have video proof it never happened. Good rule to live by if you ask me.
Coconut is another huge addiction of mine. I cannot get enough of it. I buy coconuts and have a whole routine I use when whacking them open. I buy young coconuts whenever I find them which is not easy in my area. Bags of shredded coconut are okay by me too. As are coconut milk, water, and really anything coconut related. I just love the taste of it.
Now combine coconut and cherry and it's a partah if you ask me. I can't help but be in a good mood when these two super de duper foods combine. It takes me to my happy place and I never want to leave. It's sheer perfection.
Speaking of perfection let me tell you about a friend of mine. Her name is Izz and she's a fellow Canuck. You might know her as Isabelle of Crumb. She is amazeballs. I love this lady oodles and bunches. I met Izz through blogging, and we just hit it off. I take occasional trips to the city (she's about 4 hours from me) and we hang out. We've met up a few times now and I just love spending time with her. On one of the more recent trips we went to a Farmers Market which was so much fun. They have them year round in the city which they don't locally. We went out for some amazing pizza after. It was so much fun to hang out with a fellow foodie. On another trip we went for lunch and then went to see Lidia Bastianich together. Trip of a lifetime.
What I love about Izz is how down to earth she is. This woman is just 100% herself and comfortable in her own skin. I dig that about her. You just relax when you're with her and it's easy conversation. Hanging out with her is one of my fave things to do any chance I get.
When Izz emailed me to say she was looking for guest posts while on her honeymoon I was happy to oblige. She guest posted for me and made this really decadent and delicious Turtle Cheesecake Pizza. I was so blown away by her recipe. I always swore if she ever contacted me to guest for her that I'd repay that over the top pizza in a big way. But then I travelled to Florida, spent about 3 days at home, then scooted off to Philly. So baking something impressively time consuming was not in the cards. I reached into my quick and easy arsenal instead. But just so Miss Izz knows, and you all know too, I owe her a big, beautiful over the top dessert when she gets back. So hopefully she will let me share another recipe with her readers this summer. Something epically awesome, just like Izz.
So stop by Crumb and check out my Coconut Whipped Cream and Cherry Parfaits. You will love how yummy they are. You will also love how quick and easy they are.
You can find Isabelle on her site, Crumb. You can also follow her Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Stalk her everywhere. You will thank me!
Make sure you stop by my Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Strawberries post. I've got a KitchenAid Stand Mixer and Ice Cream Attachment up for grabs. You won't want to miss out on your chance to win!
You can also read about my Food Blog Forum experience if you want to learn about our trip to Florida. There's also a picture post of our family's time in Universal Studios.
I made some Whiskey Sliders for Fathers Day and wrote an embarrassing post about my hubs. You'll want to read that too.
And with Bacon Month approaching you might want to take a peek at my Bacon Recipe Round-Up. It's got over 70 bacon recipes to drool over.
More Florida Fun
Eat Write Retreat Fun
An Epic Ice Cream Post
A Beef Recipe that will rock your world!
Toodles and smoochies! xx
I love these light and delicious parfaits. 🙂 Heading over to check out the recipe. 🙂
I hadn't met Izz yet, so glad I finally did, I don't like missing out on cool people as you know Kim.
I am a fan of layered desserts and you have used coconut in it, and cherry, so I d for sure love it!!
Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)
I love her blog and it's so cute you guys are friends! Now if only you met up with the "BS in the Kitchen" siblings, all my favorite Canucks would be in the same place 😉
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
I love that word amazeballs! lol Your coconut whipped cream cherry parfait looks amazing! Going to check it out!!
I'm a sucker for coconut, too. Sounds like an amazing dessert - off to Isabelle's to check out the recipe!
Abbe@This is How I Cook
I never ate coconut until I was an adult. I missed a lot. And I love cherries, but I've always loved those. This looks so good!
Colette @ JFF!
Simple, but very sexy!
Choc Chip Uru
Simple but quick are definitely the best desserts ever 😀
Delicious delicious job!
Choc Chip Uru
Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines
I've never been to Izz's site and will remedy that shortly because if you're friends with her, she's gotta be cool. Your dessert? Way big yum.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
These are so pretty - I have to follow you there 🙂
Pretty and simple and decadent. Those are the perfect ingredients to a successful dessert!
Haha I love it! Did you run out of the kitchen with these, faking to be out of breath from over exertion? I'll head over and take a peek. Big hugs to you my friend!
But of course. I did it Lucy style, slap some flour on my clothes and mess up my hair, act like it took all day. My family has no idea. lol
Nami | Just One Cookbook
I love cherries too, and going to check out your guest post now. 🙂