Coconut Mandarin Parfaits
photo by Izy Hossack
- Ready In:
- 2 cups cold nonfat milk
- 3 1⁄2 ounces jello fat-free coconut cream instant pudding mix
- 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges
- 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
- whipped cream, for garnish
- Pour milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min or until well blended.
- Spoon half of the pudding evenly into 4 dessert glasses, and drop a few mandarin orange slices into the pudding.
- Let pudding set for 5-10 minutes.
- Cover with few mandarin slices, touching the edge of glass.
- Top orange slices with a spoonful of sheredded coconut, rest of pudding, then the rest of coconut.
- There is no set amount for each serving, just divide the layers evenly for four servings. You can also get creative with your ingredients -- like substituting bananas for the oranges. I think two average-sized bananas would work.
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These were quite good! I used vanilla sugar-free pudding and added the coconut extract, as suggested. The combo of flavors was very refreshing and made for a perfect no-guilt dessert for me and DH. I love the versatility of this as well, since you can mix and match fruits and/or pudding flavors. Thanks Vicky!
How can something so incrediby simple taste so amazing??? This is a fantastic recipe - everybody thoroughly enjoyed this guilt-free treat! The flavours go perfectly together. I did the vanilla pudding & coconut extract method because I couldn't find coconut pudding. My guests were dreaming up new concoctions for me to try using different fruit & pudding flavours - lol!
I wish to give this 10 stars, but Zaar just won't let me...:-( This is sooooo easy and sooooo good! Gave 2 to my elderly neighbors and they called me on the phone(rare) to rave about the parfaits. I'm Queen of the Neighborhood!!! because of you, Vicky. Thank you for an amazingly beautiful and delicious dessert.
I made one of these today, but I added a cut up banana on top of the mandarin slices. I used an organic pudding that I had to cook and added a tbsp. of vanilla to it. I assembled the parfait with the pudding on the bottom, then the mandarin slices, then the banana, then the whipped topping, then the coconut and a sprinkle of pecans on top. Yum, it was good, both my DH and I gobbled this up. The possibilities are endless and next I'm going to do a chocolate parfait. Thanks for this great recipe.
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