Memorial Day is upon us and its a time to reflect, remember and honor those people who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our nations service. As an active duty Air Force member for us personally it's a time to recognize and remember our fallen brothers and sisters, our friends and neighbors that we have worked and fought side by side with everyday. I've had the privilege to know and befriend so many people through out my years in the service and sadly I have lost some great friends. This weekend was nice to just take some time and thank and remember those individuals that have died while serving for our country.
Memorial day is also a wonderful opportunity to spend time with our family and friends, hanging out, having picnics and barbecues and just enjoying the moment. We worked extra hours this week so our supervision would grant us a 4 day weekend and we are not going to put it to waste. Me and the hubby traveled 4 hours south of Misawa to Sendai to watch our first Japanese baseball game! and spent some much needed time together.
Speaking of picnics, my friend Tess from slow cooking kitchen and I wanted to do a little virtual picnic together. I am bringing this light, creamy and easy dessert, its a wonderful parfait to accommodate you to any afternoon picnic or barbecue. Hopefully the next virtual get together we'll add some more friends, more the merrier :)
Coconut Mascarpone Cream Parfaits w/ Angel Food Cake, Strawberries and Blueberries
By Oishii Treats
1 Box Angel Food Cake
1/2 Cup Blueberries (use more blueberries if your making more than 4 parfaits)
3/4 Strawberries (same as blueberries)
Coconut Mascarpone Cream
1/3 Cup mascarpone cheese
3 Tablespoons Coconut milk
3/4 Cup whipping cream
1 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
3 Tablespoons Powdered sugar
1/2 Cups sweetened coconut flakes
-Bake the angel food cake ahead of time according to package directions, once cooled cut the cake into cubed 1/2 inch bite sized pieces.
- To make the cream, in a electric mixer combine the mascarpone cheese and coconut milk and mix until smooth.
-Add the whipping cream, coconut extract and powdered sugar and mix on medium high for 1-2 minutes until stiff peaks form, fold in your coconut flakes.
-Wash the strawberries and blueberries. Slice the strawberries up
-Start to construct your parfaits, using a tall glass layer angel food cake, the cream, strawberries, cream, blueberries cream and repeat till you reach the top of the glass =)