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Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Parfaits


May is my favorite month…it’s party time for me.  First my birthday, next  Mother’s Day…then  Memorial Day which kicks off the summertime.

Kevin tells me this is a VERY busy time for him.  Lots of prepping and planning going on for me!

He and the kids do a great job of making me feel special especially for Mother’s Day.   Every Mother’s Day they plan cool stuff for me to do. One year we went to a wine festival, another to the beach. 

This year, we will be on the soccer field. Jack’s game is smack-dab in the middle of the day.

Jack soccer
my little soccer player

We can’t really do brunch, but we can have a late lunch. So that is the plan.  I’m not exactly sure of all the details yet, but the food will be delicious no doubt. 

I requested this yummy dessert to be served (as I devoured it during testing!):

Strawberry Coconut Icecream Parfait

To make icecream:


3 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries

1 cup coconut milk (I used full fat)

Directions: Place all ingredients into a blender. I used my Vitamix. Blend for about 30-60 seconds.Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.   Don’t over mix or melting will occur. Serve immediately. If mixture has the consistency of a milkshake, firm it up by slowly adding a cup of ice cubes. Process until smooth.

*I used the directions from the Vitamix booklet.  Adjust settings and ingredients to make this work for you.

To make parfait cups:


1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 Tbsp. raw organic agave nectar (or raw honey if want vegetarian version)
½ lime
A few fresh mint sprigs

Directions: Toss berries with agave in a bowl. Layer the icecream with berries in parfait glasses. Spritz with lime and top with mint sprigs.

Serves 4

*It’s spring so eat all the strawberries you can! If it’s too much of a strawberry overload, just use the blueberries and raspberries.

Also, making this ice cream isn’t hard or a long process. It took all of 2 minutes  to slice the strawberries and blend up with coconut milk.


This treat is realllllly super delicious. So sweet…so light…so perfect for a celebration.

I’m thinking massage and champagne after lunch, too. Oh and maybe even a nap.  Ahhhhh… a fabulous day!

Are you a mama? How will you spend your special day?

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2 Responses to Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Parfaits


And if you’re not a mama you have/had one so celebrate the gift of life she gave you! Love ya Ma. Thanks for the awesome recipe, Lisa

    Lisa Consiglio Ryan

    Absolutely! I meant to add that! Lots of loving for moms everywhere!This is really an easy and GOOD recipe to make. You will love it, Teece!

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