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Paleo Dark Chocolate Parfait

Dark Chocolate Parfait • paleo, low carb, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free

Guilt-free desserts make me feel so good! They taste good, are made with wholesome, nutrient-rich ingredients, don’t give me stomach cramps or other sugar-loaded nauseating feelings AND they make my brain and soul happy :)

This is a super easy and fast recipe you can make to impress guests or when you simply want a quick and light dessert.

Made with rich 80% dark chocolate, coconut cream, chopped hazelnuts and fresh strawberries. Together these ingredients create a deliciously creamy, chocolaty, light and crunchy dessert ;)

Paleo Dark Chocolate Parfait

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Paleo Dark Chocolate Parfait
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk, full fat
  • 3 oz 80% dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • strawberries, diced
  • hazelnuts, chopped
  1. chill can of coconut in the fridge overnight
  2. chop chocolate into small pieces and melt it in a bowl over simmering water (double boiler)
  3. let chocolate cool
  4. open can of coconut milk and scoop the solid cream into a bowl, being careful not to mix with the water in the bottom of the can
  5. add maple syrup and vanilla and using a stand or hand electric mixer, whip the ingredients just until combined
  6. pour mixture into the bowl containing the chocolate and whip until the chocolate is fully incorporated into the coconut cream
  7. layer parfait or other serving glass with chocolate, chopped hazelnuts and strawberries. I layered my glasses with chocolate on the bottom, followed by hazelnuts and strawberries, followed by more chocolate, then topped with hazelnuts and strawberries.

Recipe serves 2-4 people.


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Comments: 7

  1. Robyn February 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm Reply

    I read a recipe recently that recommended putting the can of coconut milk into the fridge upside down. Gently turn it right side up, open and pour off the liquid before scooping out the thickened cream.

    Anyone try it yet?

  2. MParentWetmore February 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm Reply

    @Robyn I’ve done the upside down can trick numerous times and it works perfectly!

  3. annikabbieligbussmann February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

    The can trick is a life safer and finally even whipped coconut cream works.. I crave today after chocolate so will make in the afternoon and sub only berries for almonds..

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  5. Stacey March 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm Reply

    Hi, just wondering what you do with the liquid. Do you drink it, use it in other recipes or just discard it?

    • adriana March 18, 2014 at 6:42 pm Reply

      I usually give it to my dogs cause they really love it…

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