Summer Fruit Parfait in Coconut Cream / Fresh Fruits with Creamy Coconut

Summer Fruit Parfait in Coconut Cream / Fresh Fruits with Creamy Coconut

By Harshada
  • Serves:
  • Prep Time: 15 Minute
  • Cooking: 3 Minute
  • Calories:

Summers are much awaited in the west, especially in the colder continents where the season not only provides respite from biting cold, but also gives a bounty full of fresh fruits and berries. But on the other side of the globe, its scorching hot, yet the season still is the much awaited one. Partly due to the long vacations for children , and the lovely Mangoes. Such is the craze for Mangoes that it almost shadows the other fruits that bloom this season. For now, lets forget the mangoes some time and see what other fruits, equally delicious mother nature gifts us . Coconut , though available all year round, is very sacred in India, and is especially useful this season for the cooling the tender coconut water imparts. Lychees/Litches are grown in hot humid coastal belts. They are luscious and tangy. Watermelons, typical dark green ones arrive to soothe us from the heat, but due to high water content, they go well in salads and drinks. Tadgola is a lesser known coastal fruit similar to lychees in texture but way different in taste. Northern India, particularly the hilly states have abundance of apples,cherries and apricots. Some of which reach us, but they lose their freshness and juiciness in transit. To beat the heat and nourish the system, here’s a dessert that’s every bit fresh and every bit summery! I used kiwis and oranges as well , just for their availability , freshness and colour. The recipe yields one large and 2-3 small single serve portions.



  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold in the coconut cream and sugar. Dissolve gelatin in 2 tbsp warm water and add to the cream. Set aside covered in refrigerator to cool and set.
  2. Mix together cut fruits ,apart from kiwis and toss with lemon juice.
  3. To assemble , line the sides with sliced kiwis and spoon some diced fruits at the base of the glass. Spoon the coconut cream over the fruits. Top it with some more fruits, followed by some more cream. Place a kiwi slice over the top and arrange pitte

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Author Sonali

Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.

Author Harshada

I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.

I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.

Happy Cooking!

About Harshada:

Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.

Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.

Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.

She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.