Sunshine. Ocean water. Fruity cocktails. I am totally into anything that evokes feelings of tropical paradise. Beachside vacations are not something that any of us get enough of, so we just have to pretend. Thus, I created a dessert that takes us on a mini vacation, far, far away. It’s a parfait, because I love , LOVE layered desserts. Each bite tastes a little bit different, and parfaits are just overall fun to eat and very refreshing during warm summer days.
Chia pudding makes a refreshing base for this dessert and the mango cream tastes a lot like cheesecake and has a lovely caramel overtone. The streusel is ridiculously healthy and adds a crunchy/chewy texture. And let’s top this thing off with whipped cream and lots of tropical fruit and macadamias because we are on a beach, remember?!
¾ cup cashews, soaked and drained
10 medjool dates, pitted and soaked
½ cup diced ripe mango
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