Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. The other day, Taylor asked me why and I told her, it’s because it’s the one day of the year that the rest of the world gets on board with my aesthetic 😂. I love the classic Valentine’s color scheme. When thinking of what kind of festive Valentine’s treats I wanted to whip up this year, I decided on a Neopolitan. If you live in California, you’ve likely tasted the magic that is a Neopolitan shake from In-N-Out Burger. But we’re still working on maintaining healthy resolutions over here, so I decided to go with something healthier and lower in sugar.
Neapolitan Valentine’s Day Parfait
What you’ll need:
- Fresh raspberries
- 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons cacao powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 14 ounce can coconut cream or full fat coconut milk (chilled in the fridge overnight)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- pinch of sea salt
- fresh mint for garnish
1. Step 1
In a medium bowl, mash 1/2 cup of raspberries with a fork. Add a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt to the bowl and mix to combine.
2. Step 2
In a separate bowl, combine the cacao powder with a few tablespoons of yogurt and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust sweetness levels based on preference.
3. Step 3
Add remaining teaspoon of vanilla extract to remaining yogurt, stir to combine and set aside.
4. Step 4
To make the whipped cream, add the chilled coconut milk and powdered sugar to a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
5. Step 5
Here’s where you can decide how fancy you want to be. You can spoon a layer of each yogurt into your glass, or you can pipe it. I filled four Ziploc bags with the yogurts and whipped cream, and cut off the corner so I could pipe it into the glass. Layer the raspberry yogurt, a layer of fresh raspberries, the chocolate yogurt and a final layer of the vanilla yogurt. Add a final layer of the coconut whipped cream and garnish with raspberry and fresh mint.
So, you can enjoy your Valentine’s treat without a complete sugar coma, plus enjoy the benefits of coconut, raspberries and antioxidant-rich cacao.
Check out more Valentine’s ideas here: 14 Easy And Fun Date Ideas To Try This Valentine’s Day and A Cozy And Creative Way To Celebrate Valentine’s Day.