Poached Plum Coconut Cream Parfaits

These Poached Plum Coconut Cream Parfaits are a heavenly dessert to serve at parties- and they’re also completely gluten free, dairy free and vegan!

Poached Plum Coconut Cream ParfaitsEarlier this summer I had the pleasure of taking part in a really fun and inspiring collaboration along with some other incredibly talented local girl bosses, and I’m so excited to be able to share the outcome in addition to some of the recipes I created for this event, starting with these to die for Poached Plum Coconut Cream Parfaits!

Poached Plum Coconut Cream ParfaitsBut first, a little bit about this soiree! Of course there were delectable nibbles (made by me and beautifully styled by Jaime Kostechko of Wild Heart Events),

Poached Plum Coconut Cream Parfaitsand wine from the fabulous Riverbench Winery (what girl party is complete without a little rosé?).

Poached Plum Coconut Cream ParfaitsBut what I valued most about this get-together was the opportunity to connect with other like-minded women. Passionate, driven, intelligent, multi-faceted women who are all putting in the hustle and killing it in their respective fields. I left feeling incredibly inspired- more of this needs to happen!

Okay, enough about the party, let’s get onto da foodz. Let’s start with dessert, because we’re grown ladies and we can.

Poached Plum Coconut Cream ParfaitsThese Poached Plum Coconut Cream Parfaits are a guilt free indulgence (perfect to serve at a girl party). They’re gluten free, dairy free and vegan, so they worked for everyone! I used the aforementioned rosé as a poaching liquid for the plums along with a bit of sugar, vanilla bean and lemon zest. Then I layered the plums with coconut whipped cream, being sure to drizzle on some of the reserved poaching liquid that I reduced into a syrup, and topped them with pistachio dust for a bit of contrast and texture.

Go run and make these while plums are still in season, and stay tuned for more of my recipes from this fab ladies’ fête!

Poached Plum Coconut Cream Parfaits


Special thanks to Meadow Rose Photography for capturing the images at this event, and Sprout Concepts for hosting it!


Poached Plum & Coconut Cream Parfait

These Poached Plum Coconut Cream Parfaits are a heavenly dessert to serve at parties- and they’re also completely gluten free, dairy free and vegan!

Servings 6
Author Denisse


  • For the poached plums:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ½ cups rosé wine
  • ½ vanilla bean split and seeds removed
  • 3- inch strip of lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 plums thinly sliced
  • For the coconut whipped cream:
  • 2 14- ounce cans coconut cream chilled overnight
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios


  1. Stir sugar and rosé wine together in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add vanilla bean and seeds, lemon zest and salt and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir in the plums and simmer until just tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the plums to a plate. Boil the poaching liquid over high heat until reduced to 1½ cups, about 10 minutes. Discard the vanilla bean and return the plums to the liquid, stirring to coat.
  3. To make the coconut whipped cream, chill a mixing bowl for about 10 minutes in the freezer. Scrape out the top, thickened cream from the cans and leave the liquid behind (reserve for another use).
  4. Place hardened cream in chilled mixing bowl. Beat for 30 seconds with a mixer until creamy. Then add agave and mix for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pulse the pistachios in a coffee grinder or food processor until a fine powdered consistency is reached.
  6. Layer coconut cream and poached plums with a bit of poaching liquid in clear glasses. Top with pistachio dust.


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