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.
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)
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.
*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?