Raw Chocolate and Summer Fruit Parfaits: A Refreshing Dessert

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy delicious and refreshing desserts that showcase the season's bountiful fruits. One of the best ways to combine the flavours of summer fruits with the richness of chocolate is by creating a raw chocolate and summer fruit parfait.
This dessert is not only delicious but also vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, making it suitable for a wide range of dietary requirements.

- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 4-6 hours
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 cups mixed summer fruits (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, mango, etc.)
- Optional toppings: raw cacao nibs, shredded coconut, chocolate coated nuts


1. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine cashews, raw cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond milk, and sea salt. Blend until smooth and creamy, adding more almond milk if needed to achieve the desired consistency.

2. Prepare the fruit by washing and cutting into bite-sized pieces if necessary.

3. To assemble the parfaits, layer the raw chocolate cream and summer fruits in serving glasses or jars. Start with a layer of chocolate cream, followed by a layer of fruit, and repeat until the glass is full. Finish with a layer of chocolate cream on top.

4. If desired, sprinkle your choice of toppings such as raw cacao nibs, shredded coconut, or chopped nuts on top of the parfaits.

5. Chill the parfaits in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavours to meld and the chocolate cream to firm up slightly.

Enjoy your refreshing raw chocolate and summer fruit parfaits as a delightful dessert or a satisfying snack. They're perfect for sharing with friends and family at picnics, barbecues, or any summer gathering. Not only will these parfaits delight your taste buds, but they also align with the Raw Chocolate Company's values of providing delicious, vegan, and health-conscious treats.

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