They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach — let this absolutely delicious dessert be your guide…
Courtesy of FP Gather chef Greg Glowatz, here’s a simple vegan sweet that’s sure to get your special someone’s attention quickly. <3
Vegan Strawberry Mousse with Strawberry Sauce, Fresh Strawberries, Toasted Sliced Almonds, Toasted Coconut and Coconut Whip
1/2 cup cashews
1 cup water
1 cup coconut yoghurt, unsweetened
1 cup coconut cream
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup toasted almonds
1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes
Soak a half cup of cashews in 1 cup of water overnight. Purée with water in a Vitamix or a high-powered blender until smooth.
Strain 1 cup unsweetened coconut yoghurt overnight in a cheesecloth-lined strainer.
Simmer one cup fresh or frozen strawberries in 1/4 cup maple syrup for 20 minutes. Push the strawberries through a sieve to create a purée. Finally, fold the purée, leaving a little for drizzling on top with the cashew cream. Then gently fold that mixture into the strained yoghurt. Set aside.
Whip 1/2 cup coconut cream with 1 tbsp maple syrup.
When plating, layer up the fresh chopped strawberries with the mousse and the purée.
Top with toasted almonds, coconut flakes and whipped coconut cream.
+ Have a favorite V-day dessert of your own? Let us know in the comments below!