Valentine’s Day Coconut Cream Trifle for Two

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It is almost Valentine’s Day, and I don’t know about you but it’s a busy week getting the kids ready for their classroom celebrations, pulling together a few of my own Valentine’s surprises for my kids, husband, and co-workers, as well balancing the regular weekly classes, homework and housework! So here is an easy Valentine’s dessert idea from this #GayLeaMom that looks and tastes fabulous but is actually a breeze to pull together in a hurry.

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The start ingredient in this is Gay Lea’s Real Coconut Whipped Cream. It makes this dessert a “wow”. It is creamy and delicious and elevates my take on this traditional dessert from ordinary to extraordinary. Gay Lea’s Real Coconut Whipped Cream is made with REAL coconut cream. It is non-dairy, lactose and gluten-free but remains 100% delicious. It has a great taste with a smooth, natural mouth feel and exceptional coconut flavour (honestly I like it better than dairy whipped cream!). It is so convenient, just a quick dollop adds tropical flavour and flair to any treat, dessert or beverage. It is also really awesome on waffles with fruit.

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To make this dessert quick and easy for anyone to make I bought a delicious pound cake at the grocery store, and then grabbed some strawberries and blueberries. To pump up the coconut flavour I used some Malibu Rum to brush on the cake (this is a trifle of course!) and sprinkled shredded coconut in layers of the parfait. This is really a lovely and romantic dessert to share with your sweetheart. Enjoy & Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ingredients:

  • Gay Lea Real Coconut Whipped Cream
  • Store bought or homemade pound cake or loaf of your choice
  • Malibu Rum (recommended but optional for brushing onto cake)
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened – whatever you have on hand)

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Directions:

  1. Choose a glass or bowl of your choice that will work for layering. I used a margarita glass.
  2. Slice pound cake into 1/2″ slices, then cut out hearts using a 1″ x 1 1/2″ heart shaped cookie cutter (I got 4 per slice and needed 8 hearts for my parfait).
  3. If desired using a pastry brush, brush pound cake with Malibu Rum on both sides (if serving to the kids – omit this step!).
  4. Slice strawberries, then cut out hearts using the same cookie cutter (If desired, but it does look amazing and makes a nice topper).
  5. Begin by filling bottom of glass with some coconut whipped cream.
  6. Layer with 4 pound cake hearts, and top with fruit and a sprinkling of shredded coconut.
  7. Repeat with another layer of whipped cream, the remaining pound cake, fruit and shredded coconut.
  8. Finish with a final swirl of whipped cream, a last sprinkle of shredded coconut and a strawberry heart topper.

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Check out the Gay Lea website at www.gaylea.com, which includes great recipes and information on their products.

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Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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