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RECIPE: Lilikoi Parfait with Waimea Strawberries

May 13, 2015, 11:35 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 12:05 PM
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This creamy, decadent lilikoi parfait with vanilla cream cheese mousse, layered with Waimea strawberries and sweet tart lilikoi sauce, is the perfect dessert for a special occasion – and as beautiful to look at as it is to eat!  Do not be surprised if your guests want to lick their dish for every last little bit!

Serves 4 parfaits

Ingredients:

2 cups of Waimea strawberries, sliced with 4 left whole with stems for top of parfaits

3 cups of cream cheese mousse

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1/2 cup of Lilikoi sauce

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4 mint sprigs (optional)

 

 

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Directions:

  1. Layer sliced strawberries in the bottom of four 8 – 10 oz. glasses.
  2. Carefully scoop in a few spoonfuls of vanilla cream mousse and drizzle with a teaspoon or so of lilikoi sauce.
  3. Layer with a few more strawberries and again with mousse and lilikoi sauce until all the mousse and strawberries are gone, ending with mousse as the top layer.
  4. Decorate with strawberry and mint sprig. Chill

Cream Cheese Mousse

Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 3 Cups

Ingredients:

1 C heavy whipping cream

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 1/4 C powdered sugar

1 T lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

dash salt

Directions:

  1. Pour 1 cup of heavy cream into a large mixing bowl and whip until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, place the softened cream cheese in and beat until smooth.
  3. Sift 1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar into the cream cheese.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tsp of vanilla.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Add the cream cheese mixture to the whipped cream and fold together gently to combine. Chill if not using immediately.

Lilikoi Sauce

Ingredients:

¼ cup fresh lilikoi juice

¼ cup lemon juice

⅓ cup sugar

¼ cup water

1 Tablespoon corn starch

Directions :

  1. In a small saucepan, combine lilikoi, lemon, and sugar.
  2. Mix corn starch in water and add to saucepan. Cook on low heat until mixture becomes clear and starts to thicken slightly.
  3. Cool before serving.

This post has been a contribution by Kristin Frost Albrecht on behalf of The Food Basket, Hawai’i Island’s Food Bank.

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